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Old 02-01-2016, 09:38 AM   #31
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if there was an off on switch and they were waterproof you'd be safe.
I was looking at something the other day that was 2 D cell operated but had s clip on the back that would fit directly over the wheel well of the rear tire.
Thought it might work as well.
On off switch with removable access.
I do like the solar light though as it also lights the stairs. (one of DWs peeves)
They have an off switch and they are weatherproof. Plus they are available in Amber.
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Old 02-01-2016, 09:50 AM   #32
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I ordered the Mr. Beams MB520 Battery-Operated Indoor/Outdoor Motion-Sensing LED Step/Stair Light from Amazon. It runs off of 3 C cells.

I use it in the bed of the truck to automatically turn on in the dark. It works great!

Brighter than any of the solar lights I've tried in the past. I plan to buy one for the steps of the TT entry way.

I wonder if you could add a short string of LED rope lights under the fenders? It would run off 12v and illuminate the tires and the pavement below. Ebay lists a 1m length in various colors for $17.

Something to consider as it would not be aiming to other drivers, it would run off TT running lights, and may just do the job!
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Old 02-01-2016, 09:59 AM   #33
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If you are trying to park it in a site at night, go in and turn both scare lights on.
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:15 AM   #34
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I ordered the Mr. Beams MB520 Battery-Operated Indoor/Outdoor Motion-Sensing LED Step/Stair Light from Amazon. It runs off of 3 C cells.

I use it in the bed of the truck to automatically turn on in the dark. It works great!

Brighter than any of the solar lights I've tried in the past. I plan to buy one for the steps of the TT entry way.

I wonder if you could add a short string of LED rope lights under the fenders? It would run off 12v and illuminate the tires and the pavement below. Ebay lists a 1m length in various colors for $17.

Something to consider as it would not be aiming to other drivers, it would run off TT running lights, and may just do the job!
I know that many people think that the lights are aimed at other drivers. Perhaps the picture is a bit deceiving as it was taken in a VERY dark environment with my cameras aperture set pretty high.
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:42 AM   #35
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#that subject line, though.
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Old 02-01-2016, 02:50 PM   #36
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#that subject line, though.
Not sure I understand the statement or question.
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Old 02-01-2016, 02:52 PM   #37
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Not sure I understand the statement or question.

Supposed to be a jokingly "shake my head" at the subject line of the post. Clickbait titles are terrible and make people punch kittens.
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Old 02-01-2016, 02:53 PM   #38
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So is it a pound sig? Or hash tag...

But anyway I did not notice that in the title but now I did.. So funny, guess my cat should hide!

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Old 02-01-2016, 03:19 PM   #39
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Supposed to be a jokingly "shake my head" at the subject line of the post. Clickbait titles are terrible and make people punch kittens.
I honestly thought it was a super great suggestion... No need to punish any undeserving kittens. You may not think so, but that's why God gave us the ability to form opinions.

It is a big deal to me because, though I've been towing for some time, have always hated pulling large trailers through tight areas with curbs and no lighting. When I brought the new Fifth wheel home, I had to take it through my neighborhood and the corner street light was out. There were cars and trucks on the road and I had to negotiate a pretty tight turn. It was so dark that I couldn't tell if I was about to curb my tire. I had my "Oh crap" face booted up and ready to implement in case I started to rub or roll the curb. I thought to myself, "wouldn't it be great to have some sort of lighting down there to help me see the curb ahead of time". I searched for a while and stumbled across these lights on Amazon for only $12ea. Seriously, a 4-8 LED Solar Powered, Self Contained, Weatherproof and motion detecting light that is the size of a couple of decks of playing cards for only $12ea....and their angled down! Plus the bonus of having an On/off button as well as going into a Dim mode when there's no motion. Yeah, has to be one of the lowest cost, best investments AND TIPs of 2016! In my humble (and apparently singular) opinion.
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I use it in the bed of the truck to automatically turn on in the dark. It works great!

This idea I like. My friend just got a new ram 1500 and it came with LED lights for the bed.
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