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Old 11-25-2013, 09:40 AM   #1
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Docking Lights

Thinking about installing docking lights somewhere under the Motorhome pointing out along the sides. Maybe on the frame rails perhaps?

Has anyone attempted this? Looking at some sort of a LED light that is low profile. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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Old 11-25-2013, 10:57 AM   #2
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This thread has a picture or 2 of a diy install that one of our members did a while back...they look very good.

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Old 11-25-2013, 12:29 PM   #3
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I have two docking lights on each side. Only used them once, trying to back into my parking garage at night. They did more harm than good, so I turned them off.
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:54 PM   #4
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Just had these done last week. They are mounted on two pieces of angle that is bolted to the rear of the frame.

We already have lights on the side of the MH over the sewer and electric compartments.

These will come on with the back up lights or by a switch that is mounted inside the rear grill.

We often load the toad the night prior to leaving and it is usually dark so these should come in handy.
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:55 PM   #5
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I personally never use my docking lights. If anything I would install floodlights on the rear of the MH and tie them into the back up lights (easiest way). I want to see what is behind me when backing, the sides of the coach follow the back end. Not trying to be a smart xxx, just what works for me.

I have been strongly considering changing my oval docking lights over to amber clearance/turn signal lights. This lighting would get much more use and increase the safety factor when changing lanes. A 3 wire cable would need to go from each front and rear corner signal/run lamp to dock light fixture. A friend did this to his DP and I liked the idea.
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:29 PM   #6
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On a class c years ago I mounted them on the roof rail, used small fog lights so beam would be spread out. Main reason I mounted them high, is when I first mounted them close to rear bumper height, uneven terrain gave shadows and also I wanted to light up those low limbs backing into tight turned RV spaces. Worked great and did save my A/C a few times.

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