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Old 05-08-2014, 07:37 PM   #1
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Towed Vehicle Lights

I am towing using two-wheel dolly which has good lights but situated low and far from the rear of the towed vehicle. I am considering wiring the towed vehicle rear lights (Brake/Running and Turn) and powering them from the same plug from which the tow-dolly draws power, using a double 4/5 wire adapter to the RV . The tow-dolly has LED's. the towed vehicle has traditional bulbs.

QUESTION - will the extra lighting be too much draw on the RV system which feeds the tow-dolly? If so, can I (dare I) increase fuse size to handle the load?

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Old 05-08-2014, 07:48 PM   #2
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You should not have to change the fuse size, this is a bad idea. Especially since you are using led lights. Led light draw is very low.

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I wired my extra lights into the tow dolly, have no problems.
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:27 AM   #4
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Doubt it would be a problem. But you could use LED trailer lights for the new light bar -virtually 10% of the draw of normal bulbs.

The sell LED trailer lights everywhere now, eve Wal*Mart.

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