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Old 07-16-2013, 01:24 AM   #1
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Trailer Lights Dongle

There are a few RVs along our camping site road that turn on RV outside lights (running lights?) at night. I think this is a great idea. I found some posts in other forums that describe jumping line 4 to line 3 in the 12V connector of the RV. Some campers have created a box w/3-way switch w/5amp fuse. Plug your RV chord into it, and you can turn on your RV running lights, or switch to blinking. Has anyone had any experience with this ?? I was also wondering if they can be purchased anywhere. I'm not exactly a "handy-man" so buying one is preferred.
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There are a few RVs along our camping site road that turn on RV outside lights (running lights?) at night. I think this is a great idea. I found some posts in other forums that describe jumping line 4 to line 3 in the 12V connector of the RV. Some campers have created a box w/3-way switch w/5amp fuse. Plug your RV chord into it, and you can turn on your RV running lights, or switch to blinking. Has anyone had any experience with this ?? I was also wondering if they can be purchased anywhere. I'm not exactly a "handy-man" so buying one is preferred.
in tthe past i have simply used a two prong light flasher into the trailer umbilical cord plug. this will flash all of the running lights. cost for the flasher 5 bucks or so! RESULTS "PRICELESS"!!!
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:27 PM   #3
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What would the purpose of this be, more outside lighting at night?
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What would the purpose of this be, more outside lighting at night?
Some folks roam around at night on the camp grounds and can't find their rigs so they light 'em up.
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In our club they have flashers in the 7 pin it looks like an rv show at the campground
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:04 AM   #6
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I just went and tried it following instructions from another forum. All you need is a 5 amp blade fuse and jump between pin 3 and 4 on the plug. The fuse plugs in like it was meant to be there and lights the rig up! Thanks for the idea!
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