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Old 08-31-2011, 11:26 PM   #1
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Running lights as extra light at camp site

I have a friend who said that in the past he has seen TT's parked at sites that have the running lights on, and being used as extra lighting around the TT independent from truck. I know that there are issuses in doing this, but i cant figure out how it is done any thoughts. Thanks
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:31 PM   #2
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I have mostly seen guys taking there tt plug and running a jumper wire from the running light prong to the power prong .
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:54 PM   #3
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I got an old 7 pin truck plug and put a fuse between 2 pins(sorry can't remember which ones right now) and at the campsite I can plug that in to the trailer plug to turn on my running lights. I'll look to see what pins they are and post on here.
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:58 PM   #4
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7 pole RV plug/socket.TerminalWire ColorFunctionLocation - Truck socketLocation Trailer plug1WhiteGround7:00 o'clock5:00 o'clock2BlueBrakes5:00 o'clock7:00 o'clock3GreenRunning10:00 o'clock2:00 o'clock4BlackPower2:00 o'clock10:00 o'clock5RedLT & Stop9:00 o'clock3:00 o'clock6BrownRT & Stop3:00 o'clock9:00 o'clock7YellowAux or BUCenterCenter

Here is a wiring diagram to go by.
Sorry the picture didn't come through.
Here is the link and I hope it comes through.
http://www.rverscorner.com/wiring/7pole.html
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:39 AM   #5
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Ill make it easy as you plug your plug into vehicle it the top 2 side by side
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:23 AM   #6
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I just plug a 10amp fuse into the top two socket's of trailer plug (that goes to truck) and all running light's come on.
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:14 AM   #7
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I just plug a 10amp fuse into the top two socket's of trailer plug (that goes to truck) and all running light's come on.
Bingo, the prize winning answer. We've done this a few times. Looks really neat when a couple of campers adjacent to each other do it. It doesn't matter how many lights are hanging off everyone's awnings, the running lights STAND OUT.

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Old 09-01-2011, 09:30 AM   #8
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I just plug a 10amp fuse into the top two socket's of trailer plug (that goes to truck) and all running light's come on.
I attached a female connector on each end, and after mashing them down some, they fit well in the trailer plug.
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:57 PM   #9
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10 amp fuse plugs in perfectly to the top two sockets on the plug.
running lights come ON and the system is protecteced by the fuse.
I can wait to try this on our next excursion at fall days at jellystone.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:36 AM   #10
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If you want to really be popular with your neighbors, use an old-style turn signal flasher relay to jumper those top two terminals. The terminal blades are already curved and make a near perfect connection. The flasher is much easier to pack than the disco globe but will make you almost as popular! Ha ha ha!
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