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Old 01-23-2020, 08:53 PM   #1
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Toad Lights in Addition to Dolly Lights

I tow with a dolly and was thinking that, for extra safety, it might be good to have lights on the toad that work with the dolly lights. Those dolly lights make you legal, but I think people are more used to seeing the lights on a vehicle activate.

Does anyone have this concern? And what was your solution?

I have thought about running a pigtail to some additional lights on the toad.
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Old 01-23-2020, 09:10 PM   #2
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Buy a truck light bar look for 48". Add a magnet to stick the truck lightbar to and you are in business as long as its not an aluminum body. You could stick it directly to your towed and leave it there as well. You may want a shorter tailgate light bar depending on what you stick it to.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z3PTB99...X.KkEbYRFEB4T*
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PTSW1M9..._igLkEb25D48FK

If you don't like to wire things get a Y adapter for your trailer lights and some extension wire for trailer lights.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JCT84XY..._ZdLkEb69HG0ZY
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JMZNQ7Z..._qhLkEbSKZWWVT

For $50ish not a bad deal.
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Old 01-23-2020, 09:42 PM   #3
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Great links, thanks! Sounds like you have had the same idea.
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Old 01-23-2020, 10:08 PM   #4
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I put some on my cargo carrier for better visibility. I should have put them on my TT but swapped the light housing instead...lots more work. They have also gotten a lot cheaper in the last few years.

After looking at your towed I would say look for 48" truck tailgate light bars. 60" will wrap around your CRV. At 48" you can put them in the back window.
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Great links, thanks! Sounds like you have had the same idea.
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Old 01-24-2020, 01:49 PM   #5
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I used a 7 pin y adapter and lights that attach to trunk lid or lift gate. Good Luck.
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Old 01-24-2020, 02:19 PM   #6
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Consider the 7 pin Y adapter plus this: https://www.amazon.com/ABN-Wireless-...9893505&sr=8-7

I use these lights on my Toad.
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Old 01-24-2020, 02:21 PM   #7
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My motorhome has the 7 pin round connector. I wired 2 (two) flat 4 wire trailer light pigtails into the 7 pin male plug. One is for the dolly lights and the other is for a extra set of lights I mounted on the rear shelf of my 2009 Hyundai. I bought a good led magnetic light kit and have them tie wrapped to the shelf by the rear seats headrest. We just run the wire out the door,then under to hood and connect at the plug. I tried the cheap harbor junk magnetic kit, But the the wires are so tiny and delicate they were always a problem.The dolly lights work fine but being so low and way up front they are hard for others to see. When not in use we just coil the wire and lay it on the shelf
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:35 PM   #8
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Dolly lights are NOT the only lights you need to be legal unless they are within 3' of the back of the towed vehicle. Glad you are looking at solving the issue. Make sure your set up includes tail, stop, and turn signal lights.
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:54 PM   #9
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I tend to go overboard on stuff like this and here's what I do.
My motor home has both 7 pin round and 4 pin flat connectors. The 7 pin, of course, goes to the dolly. For the 4 pin I have wired a connector on the car to the car's lights using a diode set from etrailer.
It takes some time to set it up originally but I have lots of lights!
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Old 01-26-2020, 01:42 PM   #10
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While considering your options, think LEDs so as not to overload a fuse. LEDS are also brighter.
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With lights at the rear of your toad, your legal in all states and provinces.
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