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Trailer lights

Post: # 8147Post Bookend
August 30th, 2015, 7:39 pm

I have adapted a camping trailer to use behind the demountable but as the demountable uses the trailer electrics there is no where to plug the trailer in unless I disconect the demountable

If you have working trailer lights do the vehicle lights need to work?

The only other option is to fit an additional socket?

Thoughts please

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Re: Trailer lights

Post: # 8148Post zildjian
August 30th, 2015, 8:00 pm

Well I would have said just use the trailer lights myself unless its one of those tiny halfords things in which case leave the trailer lights off

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Re: Trailer lights

Post: # 8149Post Bookend
August 30th, 2015, 8:09 pm

It's a legal requirement that the trailer lights work but can't find anything about vehicle lights.

It's only a small trailer and it won't get towed very often but fitting a second socket would be a pain.

I could make up a double extension lead I suppose :?

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Re: Trailer lights

Post: # 8150Post zildjian
August 30th, 2015, 8:12 pm

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

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Re: Trailer lights

Post: # 8151Post zildjian
August 30th, 2015, 8:13 pm

Me and Grant meanwhile will need the usual photographic evidence :D

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Re: Trailer lights

Post: # 8152Post rubberrat
August 30th, 2015, 8:15 pm

It has to be both lit I'm afraid.
Make up, or get made up a 7 pin doubler. Ie 1 x male Conn with 2 x female Conn. Not enough amps to trouble the system with an extra lighting board.
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Re: Trailer lights

Post: # 8153Post Bookend
August 30th, 2015, 8:18 pm

Just an piece of aluminium tube inserted into the draw bar to extend it by 600mm for the overhang of the camper.

Nothing special

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Re: Trailer lights

Post: # 8154Post zildjian
August 30th, 2015, 8:21 pm

Well it BH tomorrow so now you have a task, robo-crop will take care of the lawn so you've gotten out of that job

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Re: Trailer lights

Post: # 8155Post Bookend
August 30th, 2015, 8:24 pm

It was great coming home after 2 weeks away to a short lawn and no grass to cut.

Oh well I'll get the bits tomorrow to sort it.

Current draw should be ok as the camper lights are LED

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Re: Trailer lights

Post: # 8156Post sabconsulting
August 30th, 2015, 8:31 pm

I've added an extra trailer connector to the truck so I can run both camper and trailer at the same time.

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