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Old 09-07-2016, 03:25 PM   #15
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Brenthg,
I have the wireless light system you pictured. They so far have worked great. I had to modify them some for my Suzuki toad because it has a composite roof. I gorilla glued sheet metal pieces to the roof and also gorilla glued the light brackets to the metal. Probably overkill but I didn't want them flying off if the magnet didn't hold. I remove the lights when we unhook and the brackets stay on the roof. It kind of gave my Suzuki a funny look with just the brackets attached but it works for me.
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Old 09-08-2016, 07:35 AM   #16
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Brenthg,
I have the wireless light system you pictured. They so far have worked great. I had to modify them some for my Suzuki toad because it has a composite roof. I gorilla glued sheet metal pieces to the roof and also gorilla glued the light brackets to the metal. Probably overkill but I didn't want them flying off if the magnet didn't hold. I remove the lights when we unhook and the brackets stay on the roof. It kind of gave my Suzuki a funny look with just the brackets attached but it works for me.
Maybe I had a faulty product, but I decided to get wired permanently and make one less thing I have to rig when we hook up the Towed.

Thanks for your input.
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Looks like the system of brake lights I have been using for over a year. No more trouble setting them on the towed than hooking the cable between the MH and towed, the sending unit ie zip tied to the MH. The only gripe I have is the batteries in the light you need the change once in a while, AA's the sending unit is powered by the MH when you plug it in. Nice thing is no drilling, no cutting, no running wire, no diodes and I can move it to another towed.

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I've read some good 4 and 5 star reviews on them. There are a significant number of one star reviews, with problems such as not working past ~30 feet. Others had problems with them blinking incorrectly, erratic blinking, non-constant and missed blinks.

Amazon reviews shows 39% 5 star and 36% 1 star. (4 star 14%, 3 star 11%)
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I've read some good 4 and 5 star reviews on them. There are a significant number of one star reviews, with problems such as not working past ~30 feet. Others had problems with them blinking incorrectly, erratic blinking, non-constant and missed blinks.

Amazon reviews shows 39% 5 star and 36% 1 star. (4 star 14%, 3 star 11%)
That was my take on them after reading the reviews. I consider myself astute at finding the wheat in the chaff at Amazon.

One already looks like a sitting duck towing a vehicle behind an expensive motorhome. I want to minimize the chance that I am involved in and responsible for an accident. Buying the best possible towing gear and using it correctly goes a long way to reducing risks to myself and others. You know what they say, buy good stuff and cry once purchase cheap stuff and cry every time you use it. Just my .02 cents.
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Personally I think integrated lighting in the toad's taillights is so much more sano - hanging lights on the toad with suction cups or magnets is just not how I like to do it, wireless or wired. YMMV.
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Yes I take towing seriously. I use to drive from smaller vehicles to larger dual semi's professionally. Use to have a CDL license where I was on the road most of the time. I don't drive professionally any-more, it takes the toll on you driving daily and nightly.

When driving now, I spend much of the time preventing accidents. Allowing other people to cut in, pass, etc. I'll sometime pull over and let cars pass, trying to keep a certain amount of distant from other vehicles. Many of the people on the road are in a hurry, going to fast and following other vehicles too close, which often causes accidents.

With another ~3,000 to ~5,000 lbs of weight, the towing vehicle doesn't behave the same and you increase your responsibility to yourself and others on the road. As you have this additional weight and mass behind you.

After wiring my driving lights I found them to be too dim. So I wired in a Reese Modulite into the toads tow light circuit, and used some spade terminals so the module could be removed from the engine compartment when not in use. I also have a charge circuit that charges the toads battery when connected to the MH. The charge circuit I found after looking through some schematics and under the MH, incomplete factory wiring connected to a relay in the engine compartment.

The toads towing lights and Even Brake was draining the toads battery. Adding a charge circuit helped solve the problem.
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I've always wired mine in with diodes, but the last time out I found that the passenger side rear wasn't flashing. It's done that before and I just haven't taken the time to look into it.
Not much room in the taillights for more bulbs and the van wouldn't easily adapt to a light bar.
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