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Old 12-16-2013, 10:27 PM   #31
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Being Christmas season, you can probably pick up long strings of outdoor (or even indoor) Christmas lights for next to nothing. Be very easy to just unroll them around the sides and back of the camping pad to outline the perimeter of it at night, and plug them into the pedestal, so you could see where to go. You could do the same thing with rope lights.......and then hang either the christmas lights or rope lights around the campsite for ambient lighting as so many other campers do. Just a suggestion, feel free to hate it.
Great idea! I could see rope lights really working great like this!
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:47 AM   #32
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We camped in a park for the first time last month and our arrival was at night. I pulled out the rope lights and laid them down along the boundary of the pad on the drivers side so i could see them when i got the 5er swung around. I had wifey behind me with a flashlight, and a radio and told her to look up (for branches) and make sure I don't back into anything before I can get around to see the rope lights. It turned out ok for us.
I also have a bucket light and have thought that it would work well for situations like this. I was going to grab it but the rope lights were easier to get to.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:42 PM   #33
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I have 2 driving lights on the frame of the trailer just ahead of the rear bumper and 1 on each side about 1/4 0f the way back from the front angled outwards slightly, pointing to the rear. I then hooked into the back-up wiring in the junction box for the trailer tail and brake lights, wired through 2 relays(one for the rear and one for the side B/U lights)and picked up the main power feed from the trailer batteries through a pair of 20 amp fuses. I did not wire a switch to shut the lights off in the daytime as I found out it works good to warn drivers behind you that you are backing up.
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:05 AM   #34
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I have 2 driving lights on the frame of the trailer just ahead of the rear bumper and 1 on each side about 1/4 0f the way back from the front angled outwards slightly, pointing to the rear. I then hooked into the back-up wiring in the junction box for the trailer tail and brake lights, wired through 2 relays(one for the rear and one for the side B/U lights)and picked up the main power feed from the trailer batteries through a pair of 20 amp fuses. I did not wire a switch to shut the lights off in the daytime as I found out it works good to warn drivers behind you that you are backing up.

Would you mind posting pictures of this sometime? This sounds like what I would like to accomplish over the winter time...
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:49 AM   #35
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I try to avoid setup in the dark but have no choice sometimes. When I do I bring my 500 watt work light. When get ready to back in I plug the light in to the campsites power and it lights up the whole site top to bottom. My fellow campers probably don't appreciate it but it really helps and is only for a few minutes.
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:41 AM   #36
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I carry these several LED lights. They can fit in your pocket. They also have a magnet so you can stick them on your bumper for backing up at night. They are pretty bright and have a flood light mode and a pin point beam. They also have a hook so you can hang it if you need to. I regularly use a these at work. I no longer carry a standard flashlight. They're cheap and last. I got mine at Lowes.

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I carry these several LED lights. They can fit in your pocket. They also have a magnet so you can stick them on your bumper for backing up at night. They are pretty bright and have a flood light mode and a pin point beam. They also have a hook so you can hang it if you need to. I regularly use a these at work. I no longer carry a standard flashlight. They're cheap and last. I got mine at Lowes.
Those are a good idea..get them at Harbor Freight for about $2 each with coupons. I have a bunch and now I have a use!
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:29 PM   #38
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Here are some pictures of the back up lights on the trailer.
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Old 12-19-2013, 11:22 PM   #40
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This is a great mod and one that I am working on currently using LED Fog Lights that would normally go on the front of a car or truck, they are really bright, I am putting a switch between the lights and the running light connection that I am using: Thanks for the tip as we do plan on doing some parking at night on our trip to Alaska next summer:


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Here are some pictures of the back up lights on the trailer.
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