Author Topic: Docking lights  (Read 2111 times)

wakeboydb

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Docking lights
« on: February 25, 2017, 07:11:52 PM »
So I just added some docking lights to the underside of my 2017 21bhs. I have to reverse over a small bridge when backing in to my driveway and can never see where the wheels are going. Also, I inevitably arrive at camp sites at night, especially in the winter and have the same issue of not being able to see where my wheels are going.
I mounted 18" led strip on the underside of the outermost frame rails, just behind the wheels and ran the power to the reverse terminal (unused) in the trailer junction box. No additional relay needed due to the low draw.
I then wanted a way to activate them when disconnected so I can see the sewer connection when dark, if needed. I mounted another "vehicle side" 7 pin connector on the tongue with the power and reverse Circuits bridged through a switch. When my trailer harness is plugged in, the connector is safely stored and I can switch the led strip on and off.
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Graham

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Re: Docking lights
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2017, 09:28:42 AM »
Great idea!