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Old 05-16-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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Anyone know if the centre Marker Light on the side of the trailer should act as a signal ? Seems to make sense if it would. And if not, can it be made to do so...
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:25 PM   #2
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:45 PM   #3
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Re: Marker Light

First, I am by no means a technical person, but I found this article when I Googled, "blinking marker lights trailer."
Emergency Flasher for RV Travel Trailer Marker Lights

I also googled "Blinking marker lights travel trailer"
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That's great. Thanks. You think Dutchmen would put at least one down the side.
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Yes! I agree! You're welcome! ;-hap
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Re: Marker Light

Well, it could certainly be done. Find a place on each side of the trailer where you would have a cabinet or storage area that you could get to the back side of the outer skin and the lights. Get lights matching the yellow clearance lights and then break into the trailer light circuit for both tail light and directional signals. I guess the directional signals would come on with the brake lights, but that would be liveable. It just takes time, money and a little knowledge. The time and money is probably why its not already done and would add to the price of the trailer. That's probably why it isn't done, but it certainly could be.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:53 PM   #7
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Re: Marker Light

I thought about adding a light on the outside of the doors for the LP tanks to act as a blinker. All the wiring is right there and easy access to the inside and outside of the outer wall.

Just hasn't bubbled up to the top of the list yet.
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Re: Marker Light

You could also replace the standard side marker light with a 2 bulb version ($5 at walmart or Pepboys), disconnect the wire to the 2nd bulb and wire it to your flasher circuit. 1 bulb would steady burn for clearance and the 2nd would only work as a flasher. No drilling or adding additional lights. The hardest part would be fishing the flasher wire to the light itself.
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You could also replace the standard side marker light with a 2 bulb version ($5 at walmart or Pepboys), disconnect the wire to the 2nd bulb and wire it to your flasher circuit. 1 bulb would steady burn for clearance and the 2nd would only work as a flasher. No drilling or adding additional lights. The hardest part would be fishing the flasher wire to the light itself.
That sounds like a plan. Good one mcdanig.
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