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Old 12-18-2014, 08:46 PM   #1
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Flashing Trailer Outside Lights

For those of you that have never done it, at Christmas time you can flash your trailer clearance lights by plugging a 2 prong turn signal flasher into your trailer end plug. The 12 volt power and clearance light contacts are next to each other on the plug end. Add some Christmas spirit to your campground. I guarantee you'll get some attention. (like: how did you do that??)
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:01 PM   #2
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10-4. Very nice. Going camping for the Holiday n stoping at AutoZone. Very well said.

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Nice tip, thanks
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Great idea, thanks!
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This is an eye catcher. I have also done it on the side of the road changing a tire, it makes you really noticeable.
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Old 12-19-2014, 07:22 AM   #6
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For those of you that have never done it, at Christmas time you can flash your trailer clearance lights by plugging a 2 prong turn signal flasher into your trailer end plug. The 12 volt power and clearance light contacts are next to each other on the plug end. Add some Christmas spirit to your campground. I guarantee you'll get some attention. (like: how did you do that??)
Can you provide more detail as to plugging the flasher into the proper contacts??? Can it be any signal flasher or are they all the same? No particular make/model/year/??
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Old 12-19-2014, 07:51 AM   #7
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Is pretty easy. You just need to attach a wire to the power outlet and the running lights outlet. If you put a solid piece of wire they will come on steady. For the first evening in a large campground I turn my lights on solid while we take a walk. Makes it easier to find our camper if it starts getting dark while we are out. If you use any automotive type flasher (like for a turn signal or hazard lights) then it will flash.


Don't quote me on this, but I believe it is outlet #1 and outlet #6.
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Any 2 prong flasher will work. There are both solid state ones ($13) and regular ones ($6). It's actually position 3 (running lights) and position 4 (battery charge line) which are the top 2 slots in your plug end. Have fun.
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It is handy in an emergency if a EMS is in route. Better to have them looking for flashing lights than saying, " We're in the white camper".
Unless everyone else's are on too?
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Here is the type of flasher I use and my thumb is over the two holes that you plug it into.. the ones on either side of the orientation bar..
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