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Old 01-21-2014, 11:56 AM   #1
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Wireless Tow lights

Before asking my question, I looked through the past threads on this subject, and didn't really see the answer I was looking for... So I will ask now.

I am going to flat tow a 2008 Hummer H3. I am going with the ready Brute Elite with Ready Brake, based on all the positive feedback I've read in here. Thanks for the education! As for the electrical, There's no "premade" harness for an H3. I'm not real keen on either drilling out sockets or running wires from the back of my toad to the front. So in looking for an alternative, I found several products that offer wireless rear toad lights. They are either in magnetic mount or suction cup... and individual lights or a bar (21" to 32").

I am leaning towards the smaller bar mounted via suction cups onto the back window with an emergency dock line between the bar and spare tire carrier mount. The reason for the dock line is in case the suction cups fail, I don't lose the bar...

Anyway, my question is directed to the few that may be actually using or have tried this product. Since the wireless lights are mostly AA battery operated... 1) are they bright enough for day time use and 2) are you constantly replacing or recharging batteries? 3) would you recommend a specific product to use (based on my application) or don't bother and stay conventional...

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Old 01-21-2014, 12:24 PM   #2
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To prevent magnet marks and suction cup rub marks on the paint of your toad why not just pay to have your rig and toad wired by a professional. Cheaper in the long run and less headaches.
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Interesting, how do the brake lights and turn signals work?
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wiring is relative easy actually, don't understand why it comes an issue. if you consider yourself to be handy, and you can change oil/filters on your car, wiring should be a piece of cake. strongly recommend doing it the right way, and do it.
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I used these . . .

Welcome to Wireless Tow Lights, Inc.

. . . for a couple of years on a Mini Cooper toad and they performed very well. I was going to do the hard wire thing at first, but when I looked at the Mini Cooper's harness, it scared me away! Wow, looked complicated.

The lights were very bright, reliable and the batteries would last at least 6-8 full travel days of use. I sold the lights for nearly what I paid for them when I sold the Mini Cooper.
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Thank you SeeTheUSA for your answers. They are very helpful. As for the other replies... Not to be rude, but if you read my original post, you will see I asked for some help from people that actually had experience and knowledge owning and using the products I asked about. Please don't tell me that I should do it the "right way". This seems like a good alternative if it works. If it doesn't, I already know I can wire it myself which is not a difficult job or pay someone to do it (which I would not). My goal with the question is to find out if this is a viable product (useful both during daylight hours and after dark) worth consideration and if it will be right for me... and legal.
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StevieG,

I have the same lights as SeeTheUSA. The rubber pad at the bottom of the magnets hasn't left any marks on my 2013 Dodge Dart. Batteries have lasted over 10 days with no problems. I make sure that I turn them off at the end of the day. Lights are very bright LEDs and can be easily seen in the day. The transmitter plugs into the 4 pin light electrical hookup on the motorhome. I have an adapter for the seven pin socket that gives me the 4 pin socket. The transmitter has a magnet and it sits on a steel frame in the engine compartment - no problems and easily movable to next toad.

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Thank you W8RLM!
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I used exactly the same lights referenced by SeeTheUSA before we began FTing. The reason I chose them is because we were towing one toad at that time, but knew we would be getting a new toad when we began FTing. I didn't want to wire up the old car, then have to do it again on the new toad.
These lights worked very well for us. The LEDs are indeed bright and pose no visibility problems in daylight. Installation is quick. W8RLM already spoke about how they are installed above. We never had any marks left be where the lights contact the vehicle. The magnetic mounts are very strong, so movement was not a problem.
Actually, I still have the entire Wireless Lights setup in the storage bay of our rig. If interested in purchasing, send me a PM.
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this is what I use

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I have used the towmate suction cup lights for five years. It does not use AA batteries. I plug it in every night to recharge. On my third toad with it. Had a bad switch two years ago, called and TowMate sent two. No charge. I agree with the emergency line. I would hate to lose it.
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