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Old 09-21-2013, 07:16 PM   #15
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I like that idea of the flasher and it's not that difficult to do and everyone will be asking me how I did it
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:42 PM   #16
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If you don't want elegant/permanent, you can just insert a 2 prong flasher between the same terminals (3 & 4) on the end of your trailer plug. I chose to get fancy just for the fun of it.
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:56 PM   #17
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Another option is to install a switch & flasher system that I found on another forum. In one position, the lights are on constantly. The other position inserts a flasher in the circuit. The flasher allows all the tail and marker lights to flash in the unlikely event that you might have to leave the trailer beside the road.

I mounted the whole works in a 7" X 7" waterproof plastic box from Lowes. The "Bargman" connector in the attached drawing is simply another 7 pin trailer plug like the one on the back of your truck. When camping, this is also a handy place to plug in the cord from the trailer to keep it off the ground.
Nice chart! Where and how is power introduced into this circuit?
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Nice chart! Where and how is power introduced into this circuit?
When you plug your trailer cord into the "Bargman", power is supplied from the house battery through terminal #4. Then through the fuse to the rest of the circuit. Attached picture shows the "Bargman" connector mounted on the plastic box - when unhitched, the trailer cord plugs in here instead of the truck. The other stretchy wire is for a rear-view camera located on the back of the 5th wheel.
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:01 PM   #19
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I have this set up.

But I bought a unit from a company called Vampir.

The nice part with it is it has built in relays so it is just plug and play. And it has a photo cell. So when it gets dark it triggers on. You have a choice of two units one is a four hour the other is eight hour. I think I payed $50.00 Canadian for it.

People have come up and asks me about it and thought it was cool. I bought it just so when we take the dog for a walk late at night you can see where you are. I also swapped to all led lights on the outside so the inverter fan never kicks in. Even with inside lights on.

Also check out Eco-led they sell it on there web site.
Hi, what did you buy that was plug and play? Doing just a quick search I didn't find anything from a company called Vampir
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Here is a picture of it. If you go to eco-led they sell it. It is near the bottom page.

All you do is plug it into you 7 way plug and that's all. All relays are built in and a photo cell. So it turns on by its self. No messing with homemade setups.
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Here is a picture of it. If you go to eco-led they sell it. It is near the bottom page.

All you do is plug it into you 7 way plug and that's all. All relays are built in and a photo cell. So it turns on by its self. No messing with homemade setups.
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Your welcome caveman cbb.
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I wouldn't want to know how, I would want to know why? I could see it if they were at the local state fair selling goods and needed more advertising. But gee wiz running lites in the CG.
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For the same reason folks put out awning lights, lighted palm trees, rope lights, solar lights, bucket lights, and any other kind of light you can think of. Because they are bright, cheerful, and fun.
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I really liked it when out dry camping. Always gave a nice light when out walking the dog.
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:59 PM   #26
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Angry running lights

read the answers you already have. tired of seeing someone post the same thing over and over:
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I wouldn't want to know how, I would want to know why? I could see it if they were at the local state fair selling goods and needed more advertising. But gee wiz running lites in the CG.
This idea originated with full-timers boondocking out in the desert. In an emergency they required some way for EMS personnel to locate them, thus the turn signal flasher in the female end of the trailer plug. I think it makes whoever is using it look cheesy otherwise.
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Well I guess that makes me cheesy
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