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Old 11-07-2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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Back Up Lights

Often we arrive after dark at our camp sites. Many of the sites we go to are in the desert. Backing into the camp sites can be a challange in the dark. I installed two 5", 55 watt round lights and they don't really do the job. I have them mounted on the trailer roof (11' up). They work well on paved surfaces but when it comes to the desert, someone behind me giving direction works best. From my mirrors to the back of the trailer is 38 feet. That is where my vision needs to start.

My question is has someone done this and found a pair of lights that really work well? I was thinking of 4"X6" 55 or 100 watt trapezoidal or flood tractor lights.

Please let me know your thoughts.

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Old 11-07-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
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A backup camera with infrared lights would put your 'eyes' back where you need them.
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I added two tractor supply flood style lights underneath at the back center, and they are pretty bright
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A backup camera with infrared lights would put your 'eyes' back where you need them.
A lot more expensive than lights and then you have to figure out a wire solution or get wireless
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A lot more expensive than lights and then you have to figure out a wire solution or get wireless
Sounds like he has lights already hooked up for backups, just power your camera from that 12 volt source and run a single carrier cable for the TV monitor. I have an RV3 wireless system that I used on a travel trailer and it handled the 30 feet realy well to the monitor. That system was less than $100.00 when I bought it a few years ago. Should be cheaper by now.
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Sounds like he has lights already hooked up for backups, just power your camera from that 12 volt source and run a single carrier cable for the TV monitor. I have an RV3 wireless system that I used on a travel trailer and it handled the 30 feet realy well to the monitor. That system was less than $100.00 when I bought it a few years ago. Should be cheaper by now.
That's what i was thinking. All the light in the world won't show what's directly behind the trailer's blind spot. Technology has come a long way!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Peak-Wireles...item3cc4f90d57
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Since I can't see behind the trailer, I put the lights just behind the landing gear. Lights up down the side where I can see. YMMV
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