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Old 02-09-2015, 01:25 PM   #11
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No fair.. I already have too many "must do" mods to my camper.. Now you've just added one more...

I have an addition however that might make this mod better.. I figure if your going to go ahead with everything it would take to mount and wire backup lights, you might as well go a little further.. I would place a two way switch somewhere near the front hitch. In positon "A" the switch would allow power to come from the backup pin as described by USTABSLIM. When in this position you will automaticly have lighting when backing up. After you are setup and free from the tow vehicle, you can now move the switch to position "B" which would be directly tied into your camper battery. Now you have rear lights if needed... Any other time the switch can be in the off position.
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:23 PM   #12
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You guys are too smart for me. The switch idea is AWESOME!! Keep posting up how to do this. It will really help. Thank you all for all your info.
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Dang, 'nother mod for my list -- definitely will do the switch idea too, but a 3 way -- I want to be able to back up without blinding everyone behind me in some situations.
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:57 PM   #14
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Dang, 'nother mod for my list -- definitely will do the switch idea too, but a 3 way -- I want to be able to back up without blinding everyone behind me in some situations.
Two way is fine, just have it in the "off" position
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No fair.. I already have too many "must do" mods to my camper.. Now you've just added one more...

I have an addition however that might make this mod better.. I figure if your going to go ahead with everything it would take to mount and wire backup lights, you might as well go a little further.. I would place a two way switch somewhere near the front hitch. In positon "A" the switch would allow power to come from the backup pin as described by USTABSLIM. When in this position you will automaticly have lighting when backing up. After you are setup and free from the tow vehicle, you can now move the switch to position "B" which would be directly tied into your camper battery. Now you have rear lights if needed... Any other time the switch can be in the off position.
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I was thinking -- off, on, auto -- so I could turn it on if not hooked up and also have the auto backup feature as well as the off position
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I was thinking -- off, on, auto -- so I could turn it on if not hooked up and also have the auto backup feature as well as the off position
Yep, what I think now too!

Anyone have a switch recommendation?

Would you run a yellow wire to the center wire and a red wire to battery, then ground to frame? Each then connected to the switch and labeled?
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Yep, what I think now too!

Anyone have a switch recommendation?

Would you run a yellow wire to the center wire and a red wire to battery, then ground to frame? Each then connected to the switch and labeled?
Switch recommendation??? I'd say Radio Shack but you had better hurry and find one soon..

As far as your wiring goes.

Yellow to hitch pin.
Black to Light
Red to battery

Assuming your light is grounded already to the trailer you won't need to install any ground wire...
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4 bar lights one on each side of the RV.. great esp if you are boondocking.. or hear a prowler outside..
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Here are few options for lights. Easy to install in your bumper unless your sewer hose is in there.

http://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-2x...s-p-47977.html

http://www.carid.com/rigid-industrie...-12713869.html

http://www.uvcountry.net/led-light-b...ductid=-416074

http://www.mkmcustoms.com/bajadesign...untledpod.aspx

I like the cateye ones for ease of install and price.
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