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Old 12-23-2013, 09:19 PM   #41
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the first time we used our tt it was dark when we arrived at the camp site. Wife was no help cause she says she don't know how to give directions. Thank goodness that my fellow campers saw what was happening and helped guide me in!! Campers are a different breed and will help others out and not think twice about!!
copy that !!!
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:42 PM   #42
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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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Old 04-02-2014, 10:03 PM   #43
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great idea!
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:32 PM   #44
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I got one of these, and just love it. Cheap, WIDE dispersion, light, rechargeable. So far been reliable.

Defiant 12 LED Spotlight-800-2701-D at The Home Depot
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:18 PM   #45
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Thanks for the tip as we do plan on doing some parking at night on our trip to Alaska next summer:
That's the land of the midnight sun - you can be as late as you like docking, no worries.
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:02 PM   #46
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We find an empty pull thru and squat til daylight.
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:04 PM   #47
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We find an empty pull thru and squat til daylight.
BORING!!!

My wife and I bond very much so when we are trying to back up in the dark...

She likes to disappear into the darkness while I just back up and not listen to her...
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:08 PM   #48
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We arrived this past Friday night in the dark at about 9:00. Turns out we forgot both our battery powered lantern, our propane lantern AND my good flashlight. In our haste, we couldn't remember where the other flashlights were. So, we tried backing things up in the dark. I made it onto the site but was horribly crooked.

I then remembered that we had some cheap $1 headlamps for kids from Walmart, a cheap LED motion light and 2 collapsible traffic codes w/ reflective strips on them (we use them mostly when the camper is parked on the road at home and we have the steps into/out on the street side).

I took the cheap LED motion light and set it up to just shine into the general area. Pretty dim, but it gave some light.

I then took the traffic cones and put them in line with it where we wanted that side of the camper to line up. I laid a headlamp or two on the ground shining at the orange cone so that it would reflect off of it.

In the end, it gave me a decent target for what I was aiming for. My first attempt before the lights was so bad, that I pulled out of the site entirely, did a loop around the circle and re-lined up. It was a "night and day" difference (pun intended ) of having something visible to target. Still took 2 tries, but hey- what can you do?
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:27 PM   #49
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We arrived this past Friday night in the dark at about 9:00. Turns out we forgot both our battery powered lantern, our propane lantern AND my good flashlight. In our haste, we couldn't remember where the other flashlights were. So, we tried backing things up in the dark. I made it onto the site but was horribly crooked.

I then remembered that we had some cheap $1 headlamps for kids from Walmart, a cheap LED motion light and 2 collapsible traffic codes w/ reflective strips on them (we use them mostly when the camper is parked on the road at home and we have the steps into/out on the street side).

I took the cheap LED motion light and set it up to just shine into the general area. Pretty dim, but it gave some light.

I then took the traffic cones and put them in line with it where we wanted that side of the camper to line up. I laid a headlamp or two on the ground shining at the orange cone so that it would reflect off of it.

In the end, it gave me a decent target for what I was aiming for. My first attempt before the lights was so bad, that I pulled out of the site entirely, did a loop around the circle and re-lined up. It was a "night and day" difference (pun intended ) of having something visible to target. Still took 2 tries, but hey- what can you do?
Do you have outside scare lights on your trailer? They can be very helpful when backing into a site at night.
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:29 PM   #50
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I installed a pair of KC lights on the back of my rig for the night time arrivals as well as night time games!
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