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Old 07-06-2012, 04:04 PM   #15
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Okay - baseplate has now been installed successfully and I have purchased the wireless lights.

First tow went great and everything worked as I was hoping it would.

Lights were plugged in - after charging the batteries up - and they work great.

So here are the photos of them stuck on rear of van.

Here is a view of the front of van after I installed the baseplate ----- you have to look close to see the little squares that the bar attaches to.

It was tight - so tight that I have to install each hook first, then the pin goes in before I can hook it up because the hook will not fit into the slot after inserting the pin.

Oops - wrong pic - this is the baseplate before reassembly.

Next is the closeup of finished product.




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Old 07-09-2012, 05:56 PM   #16
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I like these lights. I have used the wired type for years and when they came out with the wireless type I said I wwanted to get them, never have. Are yours still doing good? You have rekindled the my desire to make this purchase.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:07 PM   #17
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John

Good to hear from you on the lights.

I just got them last week, painted to match the van, and my very first trip is scheduled for Friday coming back Sunday.

Will let you know then.

I e-mailed them a recommendation that they make an attempt to house the lights in a more suitable container. Teardrop maybe, something more appealing to the eye.

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Old 07-10-2012, 09:48 AM   #18
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Is there a diode kit for the honda? With that (A wired system) you need only fish wires to a point under the dash not all the way to the rear (Which I agree is a pain in the operating system. er no, that is MSIE, A pain in the anatomy, Yup, that's it)

My issues with wireless tow lights are.. How do you know if the batteires need replacement? (I don't know)

They can easily walk off

And they can, in theory, get knocked off or blown off (lost in other words).

Beyond that.. They do work.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:03 AM   #19
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Is there a diode kit for the honda? With that (A wired system) you need only fish wires to a point under the dash not all the way to the rear (Which I agree is a pain in the operating system. er no, that is MSIE, A pain in the anatomy, Yup, that's it)

My issues with wireless tow lights are.. How do you know if the batteires need replacement? (I don't know)

They can easily walk off

And they can, in theory, get knocked off or blown off (lost in other words).

Beyond that.. They do work.
I am not aware that the wires, on the Odyssey, need only be fished to an area under the front hood --------

I was NOT ABOUT to go through that again on my Odyssey (what I did for the Caravan, and also the Malibu). That required fishing or figuring out just how to get those wires all the way from front to rear (and now be a hanging obstacle) and then fished up into each of the rear tail light assemblies ----- not doing it again "Period" end of arguement.

So - now I have a light system that will work with nearly toad. Each unit has a rechargable lithium battery inside it and on each charge they say approximately 14 or so hours running time. Once at destination I need only to pull each light off and slip into my little duffel bag until needed once again. If I choose I may pull out the 12 volt plug in charger and plug each light into recharge them. Overnight restores to full charge.

Who knows ---- I may end up hating them, and yes they could possibly be removed by sly hands --- that is true for nearly anything (as there are cases where trouble makers have removed the tow pins from hitches and etc).

Whatever the case - I shall post my information after I have a chance to use them a time or two..

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Looks good on the Odyssey , nicely out to the side for good visibility. A nice solution for those difficult wiring jobs..
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:41 PM   #21
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They sure do look good and I'm glad it all had a happy ending. The trouble with me is I'm such a worry wart I'd be afraid some kid would borrow them while I was in getting lunch. Oh well that's just me and a man has to do what makes him happy. They sure do look great though. Jim
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Old 12-31-2015, 07:50 PM   #22
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So Bill, how do/did you like the lights you bought? Also what brand? where purchased? cost? Inquiring mind want to know
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Old 01-01-2016, 10:59 AM   #23
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Wireless Lights

I just checked and they are "TowMate" lights.

I bought the complete system along with a carry case.

When using I just plug in the "Transmitter" to the rear 7 pin lighting plug (like on GM trucks) then turn the two magnetic units "on" then position the Left one on left side of van and Right one on the right side.

Have used them one season and gotta say I love them. Issues have been none.

Here is when you may look or buy:

TowMate
Welcome to TowMate - EMERGENCY, TRANSPORT, RECOVERY AND RECREATIONAL LIGHTING.
800-680-4455

The unit I have is the TM3N ---- pair of individual wireless tow lights. They are $395 new.

By the way - I have not been able to use mine for a year now - wife is in Dialysis and I have just undergone my 3rd open heart. My RV'ing days are over.....

Would be willing to sell mine should you wish

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Old 01-03-2016, 02:32 PM   #24
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This Tow Mate light bar isn't listed on their web site, but available on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Towmate-RVHW32...B012XOBZHW#Ask

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I used these from blazer:
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We went from CA to PA over a 6-day trip and one set of batteries worked the entire time. Very bright.


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Old 03-02-2016, 10:47 AM   #26
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I have the bar and it is great. It is easy to use and worth the money compared to hard wiring. We got it when we got a new toad this summer.
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