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Old 10-28-2015, 03:02 PM   #1
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Remote Outdoor Lighting

Has anyone installed an aftermarket RF remote for their outside lights?

Where we boondock, it gets seriously dark.

Right now, finding our way to the trailer requires leaving the truck's lights on until getting to the TT and turning some lights on. Then go back to the truck to turn things off.

On my last TT, I replaced the porch light with a motion sensing fixture. The results were less than satisfactory since we still had to make our way to the TT in the dark.

I would like to add a fob to the TT's keys that I can just push a button and have one or more (of the 3) exterior lights come on. So we can just shut off the truck and head to the trailer.

Several companies sell what I think I need. "12V Wireless Controller"

What experience have others had with these things?
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Old 10-28-2015, 04:07 PM   #2
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It should work. I would wire it in parallel with the switch you use to control the light you use now.
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Old 10-28-2015, 09:58 PM   #3
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We installed one of these lights on our Eagle. It works great and is bright. We have the LED lights under the awning, but so far we are on our 3rd set so this will come in handy when this set goes out.

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Old 10-29-2015, 07:33 AM   #5
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X2. Yes, we just do it the old fashion way. I have flashlights in both door side panels of our tow vehicle. The wife has her own flashlight if needed. Lot less expensive and less trouble.
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Eww, how old-fashioned.

Something else that has to be remembered to be taken with us from the TT to the truck in the morning. Between us, we're lucky if we've got 2 sets of underwear on.

Though...the idea has some merit. A little LED key fob light would be enough. One on each of the sets of keys!

Fabulous! And a whole lot less work and cost. Amazon, here I come!

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Our Silverado lights are set to remain on for several seconds after turning the engine off. Plenty of time to get the TT opened and lights on. When camping we always keep flashlites and or headlamps available in the tv. Just put them back after using them.
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Our Silverado lights are set to remain on for several seconds after turning the engine off. Plenty of time to get the TT opened and lights on. When camping we always keep flashlites and or headlamps available in the tv. Just put them back after using them.
The Taco don't do that "headlight' thang...

And, as I mentioned, "remember" is not something SWMBO and I have in an abundant supply. C.R.S. is what we have plenty of!

Looks like there are plenty of key-ring flashlights out there. As long as I have the keys (they are needed to lock the TT) I'll have a flashlight in my pocket.
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Eww, how old-fashioned.

Something else that has to be remembered to be taken with us from the TT to the truck in the morning. Between us, we're lucky if we've got 2 sets of underwear on.

Though...the idea has some merit. A little LED key fob light would be enough. One on each of the sets of keys!

Fabulous! And a whole lot less work and cost. Amazon, here I come!

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My favorite has been the SureFire Nano. Cheap and pretty bright. Only problem I've ever had with it is some of them are a little loose, so I've reached into my pocket to find a pile of batteries and a detached flashlight head! Still like 'em though. They have gotten me out of plenty of jams.
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My favorite has been the SureFire Nano. Cheap and pretty bright. Only problem I've ever had with it is some of them are a little loose, so I've reached into my pocket to find a pile of batteries and a detached flashlight head! Still like 'em though. They have gotten me out of plenty of jams.
<<googled the thing>>

Close, but no banana.

I was thinking closer to this:
https://www.usflashlights.com/Custom...al-Flashlights

Pick up a handful of 'em next time I'm at the officious despot register and attach one each to the two sets of keys for the TT. Throw the rest in the TT's junk er..utility drawer as spares.


Just enough light so we don't trip on -or- bump into anything. And always with the keys.
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