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Old 02-07-2016, 06:59 PM   #31
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I want to beable to shut the truck reverse lights off in the dark. The glare is blinding.
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Old 02-07-2016, 07:34 PM   #32
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I'm thinking about getting creative with strips of a mudflap and a cheap clamp.
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Old 02-10-2016, 08:00 PM   #33
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I want to beable to shut the truck reverse lights off in the dark. The glare is blinding.

That is something that I have pondered on as well. Particularly when we had our previous unit. It had diamond plate on the front and the glare was terrible. Our current trailer isn't quite as bad, but there is still a glare. I thought about using the normally closed leg of a relay to the truck bu lights. Using a switch to control the relay that when flipped would shut truck lights off and send power to trailer mounted bu lights. I plan to add lights to the camper, but still debating on the truck side.
I think I am going to use a switch going to the 7 pin, that would control a relay on the camper side, pulling power for the lights from the trailer battery. This should eliminate the possibility of blowing fuses by trying to pull lots of current through the truck backup light circuit, though it could be more HD than I expect. Spring camper project number one.
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Old 02-10-2016, 08:18 PM   #34
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I used a relay with my first 5ver's reverse lights off the battery. On my 2nd rig I just went direct to the truck (because Cedar Creek had it pre wired) and used two 50 watt halogens.
This time around I went straight to the truck because these LED's are only 3 amps total. Besides having a short (which I did on first try ), there is no chance of the truck fuse blowing.

If you have a Ford the circuit for the trailer reverse lights is seperate from the trucks

I think I'm going to put a switch in to shut off the bu lights on the truck, like you said.
Now I wish I ordered the upfitter switches when I ordered my truck
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