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Old 08-14-2016, 08:31 PM   #1
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Outside Running Lights without TV Connected

Sorry if a duplicate. I searched and could not find it. I saw a tip on a youtube video of someone putting a 5A fuse between two connectors on the pigtail of their TT and powering up all of their outside running lights. This something anyone done or seen done?

Reason I want to is I have a 2nd wireless camera that I can snap on suspended down from my rear TT bumper looking forward under the TT that gives me a view of my TT tires. I can see exactly where my TT wheels are going as I back up, along with a view behind me from the other camera mounted on the top rear in place of middle running light. I keep the one on top on all the time while driving. The one on the bumper I plan to put on only when backing up into a tight space.

I have to use my tractor to move my TT around in my driveway, not enough room for my super crew cab truck to maneuver without tearing up the flower beds and yard. Tractor does not have a trailer plug and cameras are wired into outside TT running lights. Yes, I know it will consume the battery but it's only for a short time.
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Old 08-14-2016, 08:49 PM   #2
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Jump the two terminals on either side of the "Key" on the 7 way connector.
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Anytime - glad to help...
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Old 08-14-2016, 09:52 PM   #5
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I did this a few weeks ago and a fellow camper stopped by and asked me how I did this. He thought it was pretty cool.....
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Yes, it's really cool. But if you want to blow their minds cool, hook in and emergency vehicle flasher the same way and those running lites will flash off and on continuously. Gets everybody's attention, for sure. lol

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Yes, it's really cool. But if you want to blow their minds cool, hook in and emergency vehicle flasher the same way and those running lites will flash off and on continuously. Gets everybody's attention, for sure. lol

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I carry a flasher in my tool kit. If I ever need an ambulance or other emergency response it will make my trailer easier to locate for first responders.

Just 1 of the great tips I learned from another member here in this forum.
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I pranked a good friend who was new to the RV scene when he got his new trailer by doing it when we camped together on his first trip. I could hardly keep from laughing out loud watching him scratching his head and cursing his new trailer because of some kind of electrical "defect". After an adult beverage or two and pretending to "help" him figure it out, I finally showed him what I had done. His expression was priceless.
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