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Old 06-09-2012, 10:48 AM   #1
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Dingy tow lights

I have a 2012 Thor MH on a Ford F-53 gas chassie. I will be towing a Saturen Vue 4 down. I would like to install portable tow lights on my toad. I'm having trouble getting them to work. The motorhome has separete directional signals (amber) and tail lights, do I need some kind of convertor.
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:29 AM   #2
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I have a 2012 Thor MH on a Ford F-53 gas chassie. I will be towing a Saturen Vue 4 down. I would like to install portable tow lights on my toad. I'm having trouble getting them to work. The motorhome has separete directional signals (amber) and tail lights, do I need some kind of convertor.
Thanks for any help
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Unfortunately, you will have to get a signal converter for you pulling vehicle. Depending on the application, they can be plug and play or need to be hard wired into your vehicle. Hoppy makes a great many applications, and seem to be the easiest to install.
Good luck!
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:53 PM   #3
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Thanks Earl, I''ll googgle Hoppy
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:16 PM   #4
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Here is a pretty good video on converting a five wire coach to a four wire toad.
Testing and Troubleshooting a Modulite Vehicle Wiring Harness Video | etrailer.com

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Thanks, good video
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I have a 2012 Thor MH on a Ford F-53 gas chassie. I will be towing a Saturen Vue 4 down. I would like to install portable tow lights on my toad. I'm having trouble getting them to work. The motorhome has separete directional signals (amber) and tail lights, do I need some kind of convertor.
Thanks for any help
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Hello..I can't speak for the electrical system on your MH. Ours connected into the tow assembly with a seven to four wire plug. I did want to caution you on the magnetic tow lights. We lost several pair from the trunk lid going over some rough roads, we also met a fellow rv'er yesterday who was having problems keeping his magnetic tow lights on the trunk. They kept slipping down. I think there are tow lights that clamp onto the trunk lid. It may be worthwhile to look at a wired in system for security. Safe travels. That's the route we finally took, and haven't looked backed.
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Thanks, for your help.
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