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Old 06-04-2012, 10:18 AM   #21
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You could very easily go to the trailer cable junction box up front close to the first cross frame member under your trailer where the trailer cable connects to the trailer lights wiring. This is usually an electrical junction box with a lid coverning it.

The wires are connected using the large twist nuts so it would be easy to find the two wires for 12VDC power and the running lights and add a long 2-conductor cable back to a wall inside your trailer to an plastic wall box. There you could mount a RADIO SHACK toggle switch or maybe just a regular house light switch and turn on your lights you want on from inside the trailer. Label it running lights or something like that. Then it would be a permanent light switch for you to use from inside your trailer.

If I did this I would want the light switch near the front door so I could turn it off when in travel mode etc... Seems like a big effort just to run your outside running lights on the trailer.

It was pointed out by a post some time ago this would be a great emergency thing to do if you had to call the police or rescue squad as you could tell them its the trailer with the running lights on...

Then you tell your friends this is an emergency alert light for the Police and Rescue squad folks to find your trailer in the dark....
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:48 AM   #22
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I plugged a 10 amp fuse into the trailer line yesterday afternoon at the CG and theighys came on. I got home and parked about 7:30 last night and put the fuse back in when I got unhitched. Looks great to me. Can't wait till next weekend to try it at the next CG!
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:59 AM   #23
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another lightning bug born....

We light up pretty good at camp sites. Have a greeting lamp post on, rope lights under the awning which doesnt draw bugs, and usually have two clamp-on desk light pointing up into the trees off to the side of picnic table area. The idea here is to keep the REAL BIG bugs over there and not around our outside chairs. The low leaves of the trees looks good lit up too..

Then I can find my way back to the trailer when I go to the bath room.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:38 AM   #24
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Ok, I have very limited Electrical ability, I see the connector picture at the beginning of this thread, and see where it say jump the two using flat blades with a fuse. Is this jump something I can buy, or have to build?
Anyone have a picture of this.
Sorry guys, just a bit electrically challenged.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:17 PM   #25
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goto RVGLOW.com

They have an adapter plug that will plug into your 7-way trailer connector and shorts out the proper two blade sockets to turn on all your trailer running lights. this will run down down your trailer battery if left on too long if you are not connected to shore power

TRAILER CABLE CONNECTOR BEFORE


TRAILER CABLE CONNECTOR AFTER


Or you can just do this yourself with a short piece of wire or use a regular CAR FLASHER to plug into the two connectors and the trailer running lights will flash... Your camping neighbors will just love you to death doing this...



Not really TOO TECHNICAL... Notice the raised FLAT area on the plug just above the pins 3 and 4. This is the key to look for to identify where the pins 3 and 4 are located.

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Do you bend the 10 amp fuse to get it in?
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Do you bend the 10 amp fuse to get it in?
No need to bend the fuse, it will fit right in and the radius will be enough grip to hold it.
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Here are a few pictures of my setup. I use a 15 amp fuse. Reason why; the wires are not rated for 10 amp. The flasher is a heavy duty one from NAPA, I think it was model # 552 cost me $4. Fyi, if you use a light duty flasher the lights flash faster (what a tung twister).

There are no modifications to anything. How I remember where to plug it in. There is a bump out on the plug for aligning the plug into the felmale socket, I just jumper across those to terminals.

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yup
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all you need is a 10 amp flat blade automotive fuse to jump #3 and #4 as shown in above post. They fit perfectly i have been doing this for years and no you won't burn your trailer down.
Thanks, Hammer. I have wanted to be able to have my lights on at camp, prior to turning in of course. I was actually thinking about putting another connector, with just the lug for the lights wired to the battery. Then you made it simple. I went outside, put in the fuse, turned the battery disconnect switch "On" and then there was light!
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