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Old 02-08-2015, 08:06 PM   #1
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Question LED light bar on back of TT

I have been thinking of adding this to get some light for backing at night. Would really be nice to have the light and wonder if I'd have to install a switch?
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Old 02-08-2015, 08:31 PM   #2
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That would be handy. I have often thought about adding lights for backing in at night. We always seem to arrive after dark. I would be interested to know what kind of light you are using and how it works out.
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Old 02-08-2015, 08:57 PM   #3
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I don't want to have to use an auxiliary switch, hopefully I could wire it into the trailer harness somehow. My TT is in storage and not sure if there are back up lights already. That would be ideal as I could wire right to them and would always be activated when in reverse. Should get some good ideas here.
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Old 02-08-2015, 09:19 PM   #4
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I don't think there are backup lights. I am always tapping the brakes for extra illumination. On our old camper we had a rack welded to the back and I added tail lights to it and had to run new wire back from the junction box in the front of the trailer. I could not find a clean easy way to tap into the wiring that was already there.
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I recently purchased 4 18w 4inch Cree Led flood lights. I put two on my golf cart (pit vehicle at drag races) and I am planning on installing two on the rear bumper of my 2015 Jayco Jay Flight 26BHC. The center pin of my 7pin connector is unused so I am going to wire backup lamp circuit through there.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:28 AM   #6
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I think your better off putting in a switch, and wiring it to the 12 V battery, that way if you want to use the lights for something other than backing up, you can.
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I think your better off putting in a switch, and wiring it to the 12 V battery, that way if you want to use the lights for something other than backing up, you can.
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I think your better off putting in a switch, and wiring it to the 12 V battery, that way if you want to use the lights for something other than backing up, you can.
As I recall, someone mounted the backup lights on the trailer (with a switch like above), but mounted the lights in front of the axles. Then they could see the side of the trailer and their tires. Part of their reasoning was that - lighted or not - they couldn't see directly behind the trailer anyway. But they wanted to see where the tires were going.
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The middle/center pin is for back up lights.

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In your wire harness there is an unused wire for backup lights, if I recall correctly it is a yellow wire. On many units there is a junction box where the wire harness ties to the TT wiring, locate this location via following your TV/TT wire harness cable. You could tie into this wire, and run a wire to the rear of the TT attached to the frame. Connect the lights you want, and ground to the frame. Now every time you put the vehicle in reverse the backup lights will automatically engage.
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