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Old 10-12-2013, 01:10 PM   #1
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Magnetic tow light hook up

Here one I cannot find an answer for. For added safety, I would like to use a set of magnetic lights on the back of my towed vehicle that is being towed by a Kar Kaddy SS. The dolly has all the needed lights and connects to rear of our Class A. Thing is, there is nowhere to connect the magnetic light cord to as the dolly uses this single connect point. And idea how this may be done?
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:25 PM   #2
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Here one I cannot find an answer for. For added safety, I would like to use a set of magnetic lights on the back of my towed vehicle that is being towed by a Kar Kaddy SS. The dolly has all the needed lights and connects to rear of our Class A. Thing is, there is nowhere to connect the magnetic light cord to as the dolly uses this single connect point. And idea how this may be done?
Maybe wireless would work for you..... See this old post and links

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Although I can't cite the source for what I'm about to say right now, I was told that when towing a car 4-down that only three things are required pertaining to lighting (unlike a normal trailer) and those are 1) tail light function, 2) brake light function, and 3) turn signal/4-way flasher indication are all that are required when towing 4-down. Exempt functions are the third brake light, license plate illumination, and side marker lamps. Since I use the Unified Tow Brake, my toad battery is being charged so at night, I keep my parking lights on so I have side markers and license plate illumination when I'm in motion but from what I've heard, they are not necessary. This is baffling, however, since I would think both would be required as side marker lights and license plate illumination I believe are required for any other trailer. So with that said, both a light bar or separate left/right lights should be legal as I've seen them used on toads all over the country. Light bars from what I remember are quite expensive, however. Here's a company that features wireless light bars and they are all over $400: TowMate.com - Light duty wireless tow lights A magnetic left/right wireless setup is about $170: Wireless Tow Lights I think you'll be okay with either one but I'll let the more knowledgeable chime in so you'll be sure. -harry edit: I missed that you said 22" light bar ...that may not be enough spacing. I'm thinking the 48" ones would be the one that you'd need or at least 31"
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Splice in another trailer light connector on the dolly wiring.

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You could just make a 2 way splitter for the tow dolly and mag. lites to plug into the RV. or have a trailer repair shop make one for you
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:44 PM   #5
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I had the same issue. Looked all over the web and found 4-way splitters but not 2-way. Who needs a 4-way splitter?

Finally found one at our local O'Reily store. Works great.
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There are trailer light splitters already made for you...
Like:Anzo Trailer Hitch Wiring Splitters - Anzo Trailer Hitch Adapters

And be sure to protect the paint on your dingy from possibe dust/dirt build-up that could scratch the surface...it happened to me 'cuz I never thought there was much dirt on the freeway...but there is.

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go to most parts store and buy a 7 pin (assuming you are using a standard 7 pin receptacle on your MH) to 4/5 pin adaptor. your 4 pin from the dolly will attach to the 4 pin connector, and the 5 pin on the adaptor will accept (and is wired for) another 4 pin connector from your additional lights. I did the exact thing on my dolly. piece of cake!
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Here one I cannot find an answer for. For added safety, I would like to use a set of magnetic lights on the back of my towed vehicle that is being towed by a Kar Kaddy SS. The dolly has all the needed lights and connects to rear of our Class A. Thing is, there is nowhere to connect the magnetic light cord to as the dolly uses this single connect point. And idea how this may be done?
If you have not purchased the MAG lights yet, I suggest you look at doing a hard wire setup with diodes to your towed vehicle, it is soooo easy, cheaper and better than MAG lights IMHO.

However if you are towing several different towed vehicles, well the temporary setup is more practical but any vandal or just outright thief can ruin your day by messing with or stealing the external mounted lights.

You were provided with info on several ways to get connected regardless of the lights used but I thought I would just throw this option in for consideration.

Good luck. I agree with having the extra lights for safety. I wired my vehicle with diodes when I used a dolly and I did not hook up the dolly lights.

Have not used a dolly for many years. My dolly had surge brakes, hope yours has this feature.
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Thumbs up Thanks for all your help!

I decided to go with gman69's advice and purchase a 7 pin to a 4/5 pin adaptor. I found one (Hopkins 47385 Multi-Tow Adapter) on Amazon for $13! This is a fantastic forum and wish I had joined sooner. Thanks again!
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Hello Adamsrm50; I found this Trailer Hitch Wiring Splitters, which you can use to plug in your magnetic trailer lights. I hope this helps.
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Splice in another trailer light connector on the dolly wiring.

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That's what I did to wire in the lights in the towed since it was already wired for towing four down.
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