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Old 02-26-2013, 11:12 PM   #1
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I have a 2008 flagstaff 228. Does anyone know if there is wiring for reverse lights installed into the 7 pin connector? I'd like to put a few backup lights on for the odd late night arrivals. I don't want a flashlight or something temporary. I like permanent hard wired.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:13 PM   #2
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I have a 2008 flagstaff 228. Does anyone know if there is wiring for reverse lights installed into the 7 pin connector? I'd like to put a few backup lights on for the odd late night arrivals. I don't want a flashlight or something temporary. I like permanent hard wired.
Not likely if the flagstaff didn't come oe with them.
Tv may not even be wired for them.

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Old 02-26-2013, 11:36 PM   #3
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The 7 pin Bargman plug has no reverse/backup light provision. Sorry.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:00 AM   #4
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I have a 2008 flagstaff 228. Does anyone know if there is wiring for reverse lights installed into the 7 pin connector? I'd like to put a few backup lights on for the odd late night arrivals. I don't want a flashlight or something temporary. I like permanent hard wired.
The 7 pin connector usually has a center pin that's used for an auxiliary circuit that can probably be used for backup lights. see link

http://http://www.etrailer.com/faq-wiring.aspx
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:21 AM   #5
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My previous trailer was a 2000 Arctic Fox 29V and Nothwoods Mfg. saw fit to have backup lights (integrated within the tail lights). The factory 7 pin on my tv was set up for backup lights and I'm sure other manufacturers are the same. It's what happens from the tv back through the trailer that is in question. There are seven wires within the harness that plugs into the tv and I would suspect that harness is complete all the way back to the current lights in the trailer but the wire for the backup light is not used.
I bought the Windjammer too late in the year to do any investigation of the wiring but its on my to-do list as soon as the weather warms up a bit. I WILL be doing this mod as I see the neccessity fo having backup lights to illuminate as you spoke of but in additionally for others to see your intentions of backing up.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:02 AM   #6
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I guess it's simple enough to run a wire to the back, but my 7 pin looks "sealed". It would probably easier to get a new one and rewire it. I guess I should follow the wires out and see if I have 6 or 7 wires. My TV has reverse lights and I'm running a tekonsha P3 brake controller.
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You'd also have to change the rear light fixtures or add separate back-up fixtures which would be a better option.

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Old 02-27-2013, 05:45 PM   #8
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Just looked and I only have 6 wires coming out of the 7 pin connector. So... I might just have to wire them to a toggle switch, and turn them on when I get to the campground and start backing up. At home, my driveway is well lit up, so not needed.
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Your tv will have a reverse wire in it. Just need to add it to the taller side.
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I have a 2008 flagstaff 228. Does anyone know if there is wiring for reverse lights installed into the 7 pin connector? I'd like to put a few backup lights on for the odd late night arrivals. I don't want a flashlight or something temporary. I like permanent hard wired.
An easier option might be to buy a pair if cheap led lights from Walmart, mount to the rear bumper and run a wire to a toggle switch to the battery. Put in an inline fuse and you will be all set.
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