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Old 12-16-2011, 02:59 PM   #21
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I too like to have the running lights on in the evenings, so I had to replace the 7 pole plug on the truck a few years ago, so I kept the old one and jumped the correct terminals in the plug. Now I just plug that into the trailer plug and the running lights on the camper come on. Just unplug it to turn them off. And I store that plug in one of the compartments in the camper where I keep extension cords and other items needed to hook the camper up.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:41 PM   #22
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Lights

This sounds like a really neat mod...electricity is not one of my better subjects, so this may take me awhile to figure out..The last post seem to make it sound a whole lot easier...Tomorrow I will get what I need to make this work...especially in the driveway..the neighbors will love it..
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:01 AM   #23
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I prefer the light from my campfire, and we usually boondock so electricity is a premium.
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:42 PM   #24
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I have done this. I used to do the jumper wire thing on my trailer plug, but last year I installed some switches near the entrance door so we can turn on the lights. I also hooked up power to the reverse lights on the trailer as well to provide extra light for whatever, if the need arises. I am always mindful of the neighbours when I turn the lights on, especially since we camp where there are no other lights. Honestly, I think it looks great when the trailer is all lit up, and since I installed LED lights all around, power consumption is not a huge issue.
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:34 PM   #25
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We do this with our trailer, it's kind of neat.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:59 PM   #26
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Got a better photo of what to use..would like to do this on our 5'er..

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Since buying a trailer with a power awning, I have been leery of putting the lights in the awning track. This led to using the running lights.

I made a simple pigtail with an inline fuse (10A) and a switch. I used female spade connectors because of the large size of the slots on the trailer plug. I just squeezed them a little with a pair of pliers until they fit snugly. Since I store my trailer plug under my tank cover, I just leave the pigtail plugged in the whole camping trip. When I want to turn on the running lights, I just open the access hatch and flip the switch.

Here's a picture of the pigtail...(just made from things I had around the house.)

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Old 04-03-2012, 09:02 PM   #27
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if you just use a spade fuse between the top to prongs on your 7 way rv connector that also werks !
top two as it would be plugged in that is .
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:08 PM   #28
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Got a real simple detail on how this works and what parts to use?


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if you just use a spade fuse between the top to prongs on your 7 way rv connector that also werks !
top two as it would be plugged in that is .
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:09 PM   #29
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If you can find an old style "can" turn signal flasher with the two spade terminals you can really liven up the campground. The two spades fit the 7 way socket perfectly and tie the running lights to power.

Flash Flash!

http://vintageautogarage.com/40006.html

or

http://vintageautogarage.com/flaher-552.html

they plug into the same two holes as in post 30
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:12 PM   #30
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:15 PM   #31
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Well that is pretty self explanatory!
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:17 PM   #32
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I was hoping that I wasn't going to over sell it !
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:33 PM   #33
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I liked the idea of lighting up the outside of the trailer when the need arises. I wanted to be able to control it from the inside so I added a
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:13 AM   #34
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:14 AM   #35
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For $3.00 I can make my own
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:35 AM   #36
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:27 AM   #37
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i tried the fuse in the 2 top pins and all i got was the tail lights??
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:51 AM   #38
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The fuse (or flasher unit) goes between the ground and the running lights.
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:23 AM   #39
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i tried the fuse in the 2 top pins and all i got was the tail lights??
Either your marker lights are not working, or you are jumping between the battery charge and the brake/signal light prongs.

On Lou's pictures, you need to jump between the prongs at 11 and 1 o'clock.
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The fuse (or flasher unit) goes between the ground and the running lights.
Lou, I think that should be between the battery charge and running lights.
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