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Old 10-26-2018, 09:41 AM   #43
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Same concept I use flashlights lay them
On the ground always have a bunch itís csmping you can never have enough flashlights
Been doing the Flashlight thing for 20 years and it works every time.
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I installed these LED light bars just above the tail/stoplights, on our coach, makes it bright as day.Click image for larger version

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Old 10-26-2018, 05:48 PM   #46
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I always carry a portable halogen flood lamp. Plug it in at the power pole, lighting up the entire site. Have loaned it to others when they needed the help.
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Old 10-26-2018, 06:00 PM   #47
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For me - It's Simple - After dark park in the Wal*Mart - roll into the CampGround in the AM. Trees - Rocks - Fences - Neighbors - all deserve Light and correct time of the morning. -

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To the extent possible I follow ^., including driving at night. I did have to drive and park at night due to a flat tire earlier in the day. I had several spotters when parking one stationed at the drivers window and another with a walkie talkie.
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Neither is Walmart...Ugg!
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When getting ready to back in, turn on just the parking lights, get out in the dark for a few minutes to let your eyes adjust, have a spotter with a flashlight or lantern behind your vehicle with a walkie talkie. When in doubt get out and double check your progression. The led light bar on the back is GREAT idea!
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Old 10-28-2018, 07:49 AM   #50
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I used to park helicopters at night in the Army. Lights and night vision don't coexist. It takes 30-45 minutes of darkness for your night (rod cell) vision (visual purple) to be fully active. Looking at a white flashlight for a few seconds reverses this process to varying degrees (depending on the light's intensity and duration of exposure). IMHO, its much safer to use lots of light to park your rv at night. Those reflective strips are a great idea. Walmart, too.
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:20 PM   #51
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backing up while dark

Get a couple of white l.e.d. lights, one for each side of your rig, and wire them into the backup lights circuit. Mount them hi or lo @ the rear of the rig(if hi, angle them toward the ground) . I GUARANTEE you will be able to see if you have the right lights mounted in the right place at the right angle! Years ago I mounted a rectangular off-road light at the front of my boat trailer and angled it down a little- WHAT A DIFFERENCE!! This works well for ANYTHING you trailer (from my experience). Just make sure you mount the light where it won't get broken, bumped etc.. TRY IT, GUARANTEE YOU"LL LOVE IT!!! !
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Get a couple of white l.e.d. lights, one for each side of your rig, and wire them into the backup lights circuit. Mount them hi or lo @ the rear of the rig(if hi, angle them toward the ground).
I looked around and didn't find anything offered commercially, but a backup light unit that mounts to the 2" square receiver and plugs into the 7-pin round socket sounds like it might be useful for someone not wanting to permanently install lights. Two or even three floods on a short bar could cover the entire area behind the coach and to the sides, at least from the aft end back, with as much light as anyone could want. And the reverse pin is already present in the socket, though I don't know if they're factory wired for reverse as they are in my GC, which I use for surge brake lockout plus backup lights on my boat trailer.
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I replaced the original backup floods with LED units. Used them for the first time the other night. Lit up the area behind me like it was daytime. They made my spotter less effective though. She only has one arm to blindly signal me with now, because the other arm is over her eyes.
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