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Old 07-03-2006, 01:00 PM   #1
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I plan on towing a car on a kar kaddy and wonder, are the lights on the kaddy enough, or do I need lights on the car also. I've seen both on the highways.

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I plan on towing a car on a kar kaddy and wonder, are the lights on the kaddy enough, or do I need lights on the car also. I've seen both on the highways.

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Old 07-03-2006, 02:07 PM   #3
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Because the lights on the car dolly are so far up frontand somewhat obsecured, I would recommend putting magnetic tow lights on the roff or trunk of the vehicle you are towing. I purchased a pair on e-bay & installed a flat 4 wire plug on the tow dolly for easy connection & disconnect. I think the lights help motorists behind the towed vehicle see it a lot better.
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Old 07-03-2006, 02:12 PM   #4
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I would recommend purchasing a set of magnetic tow lights & use them when you tow the vehicle. The lights on the tow dolly are way forward of the rear of the towed vehicle making them somewhat obscured. I bought a pair on E-bay for about $25.00 & installed a flat 4 wire plug on the dolly for the lights.
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I tow on a kar kaddy, and agree with the others that you should use mag. lights on the back of the car, as well as the lights on the dolly. I have a split harness with a connector for the mag. lights and one for the dolly. You have plenty of lights this way.
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When we towed a dinghy on a dolly, I used magnetic lights on the dinghy as I did not feel the dolly light were enough in the right place.

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The lights on the dolly meet legal requirements but are best augmented for better safety, as the others have explained.
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Go with the magnetic lights. Much safer and more visible especially in fog, smoke, etc.


Also, clean off the dirt from the car fender or roof and then put a small piece of thin rubber between the car and the magnet. It will save scratches on the paint.
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I plan to tow a 2005 Caddie on the dolly. Can I run the wiring from the dolly lighting straight into the car? For instance, hook the turn signal into the wire going into the front signal light wire, and the tail light wire into the front clearance light.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Can I run the wiring from the dolly lighting straight into the car? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not without diodes.

The two must be isolated from each other.
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Is there a tutorial on how to hook up with diodes. I have seen this mentioned on the posts but do not know how or why
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