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Re: Trailer lights

Postby zildjian » August 30th, 2015, 8:57 pm

A first here I think, towing a glider or speedboat has been done but nobody's mentioned lighting until now :lol:
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Re: Trailer lights

Postby Bookend » August 30th, 2015, 9:08 pm

I will only be putting an inflatable kayak and buoyancy aids in as I don't want to put a wet boat inside the camper.

Also if we are taking the trailer it helps keeping a bit of wait out of the rig also.
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Re: Trailer lights

Postby FinAde » August 30th, 2015, 10:36 pm

zildjian wrote:Fiona'll be along directly with a legal ruling :ugeek:


It's the 'Ade' in Finade you need for this... although it looks like it's sorted :D

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Re: Trailer lights

Postby Madmountainman » August 31st, 2015, 7:53 pm

If you get your pickup correctly fitted with a Euro 13 pin socket, you can then run a splitter - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003 ... ge_o04_s00 - which connects under the demountable and then connects to the 7 pin connector that has the correct wiring to charge your leisure battery, leaving you with the spare socket which houses your vehicle electrics for running a trailer board. Simples.
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Re: Trailer lights

Postby Bookend » September 12th, 2015, 10:29 am

Made up a splitter this morning so I don't have to modify the truck electrics.

Short end plugs into the camper and the long end goes to the trailer.

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Re: Trailer lights

Postby derestrictor » September 14th, 2015, 6:22 pm

Looks a neat set up bookend, I think I saw some in the 'curly' wire on sale somewhere but these will work OK too
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Re: Trailer lights

Postby zildjian » September 15th, 2015, 7:18 am

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/14143750 ... ue&ff13=80

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Not sure where you get just the cable from though
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Re: Trailer lights

Postby lamp-it » September 15th, 2015, 9:52 am

those look like the sort fitted to articulated lorries but they would be a neat space saving answer
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Re: Trailer lights

Postby Madmountainman » July 10th, 2016, 12:53 pm

I've just made up a new socket connection so I can plug the camper and my bike trailer in to my truck. There was some concern, at the trailer supply shop, as to whether the extra draw from the lamp bulbs would overload the system.
Has anyone experienced this particular problem?
I am aware that you can replace the trailer board bulbs with LED and, whilst at the trailer suppliers, they mentioned just unplugging the tail lamp units on the truck, so they don't add to the draw.
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Re: Trailer lights

Postby lamp-it » July 10th, 2016, 1:11 pm

Thats quite an old thread I got reminded of!
LED are a fraction of energy in lighting compared to incadescant but I would be inclined to agree and simply leave camper out of the loop,
but I think you'd need to simultaneously have side,fog, hazards & brakes on before you'd blow a fuse I've not seen that happen since someone accidentally plugged in an anti-theft dummy lead into something


(All wires lead to ground) :shock:
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