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Old 12-08-2014, 07:18 AM   #1
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Our MH has to get backed through a few trees to it's spot, and that doesn't make me comfortable if it's done at night; even with docking lights.

I know that fishing boats all have spreader lights that are high-power and 12V; especially the LED ones. They would be easy to install, and would illuminate that area right behind the coach.

What do you guys have, or have installed to make daylight out of nighttime?

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Old 12-08-2014, 07:22 AM   #2
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The Sahara has backup spot lights in the bumper and high beams on each side. I haven't backed it into a spot at night yet, but when I do I'm sure the DW will be out there with a flashlight.

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Old 12-08-2014, 07:31 AM   #3
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I replaced my wimpy docking lights from our 2013 DP with M4 LED versions. They are much brighter and literally take about 2 minutes to install with no tools required... unless your existing docking lights were wired in reverse polarity. Turns out mine were, which is still an easy fix (cut and swap the pos and neg wiring). Here's a video on the lights and how to install them:
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most of the time i go for pull through sites !

but on most of my vehicles I have added an inexpensive set of backup lights under/in the bumper just for this reason... (now leds are even better to use)

heck, even walmart has some that will work

use a relay and point the out at enough of an angle so it will help you turn in...
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:24 PM   #5
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All the fishing boats I worked had 110 volt spreader lights. If the genny died, no deck lighting.
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:14 PM   #6
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Ours has 4 floods with 2 on top and 2 on bumper from factory.

Not working and have not took time to look into it...smacks of effort...

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