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Old 12-07-2013, 11:31 PM   #1
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Dock Light changed to Marker - Turn Signal

I never use my 4 dock lights. So I decided to get some use out of 2 of the locations and increase my safety while driving.

The dock lights are of the standard recessed oval variety common to many types of truck lights. I purchased two new Grote marker-turn signal lights. Also I bought a 25' outdoor 16-3 extension cord and cut it in two equal pieces. I attached the cut end of cord to each 3 wire pigtail for the new light fixture. Then carefully ran and secured the 3 wire cable up to the corresponding front corner of my MH. I then cut off unneeded cord length. Next spliced into turn signal, marker light, and ground wires on lights up there. It is important to make each connection secure and water tight. Now when operating I have an extra clearance light approx 6' back each side (where dock light used to be). More importantly, there is a bright amber turn signal there for folks hanging out in the blind spot.

I chose not to convert the rear dock lights for two reasons. 1. I still have them to use if needed. 2. My factory marker - turn signal is only 2' from that dock light fixture. I used incandescent as all my exterior lamps are this type. There are many nice LEDs for this purpose also. Disclaimer: My good friend Frank gave me this idea when he showed me his MH.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:14 AM   #2
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