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Old 09-18-2013, 10:36 PM   #1
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Jumping 3 and 4 pins to activate running lights?

I tried this in my 2013 26bh for giggles and it didn't work. Even bridging others didn't do it.

Any idea on what gives?
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:43 PM   #2
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Did you happen not to have the trailer battery connected nor the shore power?

Should work, what did you use to jumper the pins? I use a 15 amp fuse or a heavy duty flasher unit.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:43 PM   #3
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On my 7 pin connector, jumping the 2 on either side of the locking lug works for me.

Not sure why yours is not working.

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Old 09-18-2013, 10:51 PM   #4
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Jumping 3 and 4 pins to activate running lights?

It was connected to shore. But I thought maybe the shore licks out the batt charge line. So I tried without shore.

3 and 4 are what I'm looking for right? These are the ones to the immediate left and right dog the key in the plug. Used a length on 12 gauge wire.

To verify I wasn't totally crazy when I tried it on my buddies clipper pu it worked fine.
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I would grab a voltmeter and verify if you have power to the 7 pin and the battery is being charged while connected to shore power. My next guess is within the converter you may have a blown fuse for protection against reversed polarity, aka connecting up the battery backwards.
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:31 AM   #6
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Good way to run your battery down and make your neighbors unhappy with you - remember lights out after 10PM



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Maybe I'm sheltered, but I'm just seeing this for the first time at CG this year.... (hooking up your running lights in the evening). Out of an entire CG, two units side-by-side ran their running lights every night.
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Swingers ??? ;-)
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Swingers ??? ;-)
Like I said...maybe I'm sheltered

Good Lord, I hope not....I'm sure I saw kids bikes in their camp...
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I used to do it sometimes in the evening so the kids knew which trailer to come back to....gave them a good reference.

I also use just a simple blade fuse and bend the prongs just a bit. That way if I screw something up (which I am prone to do!) it wont hurt something more important.
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