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Old 05-25-2015, 01:17 PM   #1
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Running lights on Camper

Went to check out a new camp site yesterday and noticed that some of the campers had their camper running lights on when they were disconnected from the TV. It looks like it would be neat at night to have lights around the camper. Any ideas on how this is done? They are plugged into shore line (electric). Even if they were using a generator or battery how would you make a switch to allow these to be on?
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Old 05-25-2015, 01:23 PM   #2
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You put a fuse into the 7 pin connector plug.


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Old 05-25-2015, 01:35 PM   #3
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Place a fuse between the 12 volt and running light sides of trailer plug.
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Old 05-25-2015, 01:43 PM   #4
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Thanks, very cool
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Old 05-25-2015, 02:07 PM   #5
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Just don't let a couple of members here see you doing that, they get testy.

I have an old female connector laying around, I put a bit of fused wire in to do this.
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I'm posting the diagram so there is no confusing of which 2 terminals to connect. Observe, the top of the plug orientation is the raised square portion.
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Went to check out a new camp site yesterday and noticed that some of the campers had their camper running lights on when they were disconnected from the TV. It looks like it would be neat at night to have lights around the camper. Any ideas on how this is done? They are plugged into shore line (electric). Even if they were using a generator or battery how would you make a switch to allow these to be on?

We had 6 campers in a row with our running lights on this weekend and all other lights off. Looked very cool all in a row. Nice and uniform. 👍🏻


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I enjoy the look of the fused plug in on the 7 pin plug. I have led lighting on the running lights and will be testing a flasher pattern module to see what it looks like.
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We had 6 campers in a row with our running lights on this weekend and all other lights off. Looked very cool all in a row. Nice and uniform. ����


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If you really want to bug some people, put a flasher in its place!!!!
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Old 05-26-2015, 04:31 PM   #11
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does it matter what ampage you are putting in the plug? Someone suggested an 'rv glowplug' to us.
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Old 05-26-2015, 04:37 PM   #12
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I put a 10AMP fuse. My lights are all led, not much pull for amperage.
If there is a failure of the lighting IMO a 10 or 15 AMP fuse would still take care of your wiring.
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Old 05-26-2015, 04:53 PM   #13
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I thought this idea was out of style like the bucket lights?
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Not out of style for us. I put a fuse in my plug all the time I think it looks cool at night and I also have all LED running lights all the way around the 5er, I use a 5amp fuse. A flasher should get there attention. LOL
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If you really want to bug some people, put a flasher in its place!!!!
Yea- they do that at camper shows a lot.

We have 4 campers parked on my two lots (which stay there year round), and we installed a push button automotive switch on each camper using two sta-kon terminals on the end, and then into the plug as described earlier. It makes them a lot easier to turn on and off. The neighbors around liked it so much they did the same with their travel trailers, so virtually every lot in our subdivision with a camper turn on their running lights at dusk and turn off at dawn.

One thing I did do is replace the running light bulbs with LED's- not the whole housing, just the bulbs. After time in hot weather, the running light covers will start to crack from the heat otherwise using standard incandescent lamps.
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... A flasher should get there attention. LOL
Can guarantee that!
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I put a 10AMP fuse. My lights are all led, not much pull for amperage.
If there is a failure of the lighting IMO a 10 or 15 AMP fuse would still take care of your wiring.
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They make a plug that you can just plug in the end and it will do it by itself. .....
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Where you at Maumee Bay? do you have pictures?

Forgot to take some pictures. We were in Tecumseh Mi, Indian Creek Campground.


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They make a plug that you can just plug in the end and it will do it by itself. .....
You are correct Glen! I won one of those from (Good Sam Giveaway) the Co.that made them gave several away that year! Only thing I have ever won in the Giveaway,have been playing Every Day for (6 Years)! Youroo!!
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