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pigpen1003

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Posted: 09/29/19 05:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does anyone know how to install LED light strip on the rear of my 5th wheel? It would be great! to be seen better from behind. I do have the usual brake,signals, and backup lights now. I just don't have a clue how to install a five wire connection from the trailer to the strip

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Posted: 09/29/19 06:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've run a strip on the rear of all my trailers. Simple to do. Just tap into the current tail lights, brake lights, turn signals on the trailer. I just mounted all my lights below the trailer, ran the wiring thru the body panel to the existing lights.
Each trailer was a bit different. Some involved drilling thru the underneath side, some I could fish between the panel and the body, it all depending on the trailer. Simple installation but if you have to ask then probably should leave it to someone who knows how to do trailer wiring. To tell someone on the internet forum exactly how to do it isn't practical. Each make/model is different. Just have to look at where the current lighting is at and figure how to run a wire to those fixtures.


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Posted: 09/29/19 06:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Purchased tail light strips from eTraiker. Three wire connection to current tail lights. Switched those bulbs to LED. Very easy. (Picture taken in full sunlight)

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thank you Wadcutter

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Posted: 09/30/19 01:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Happy to help.

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Check your vehicle code first, lots of States outlaw the under body LED lights specifically in certain colors. I have added them to both my truck and boat trailer. On the truck, I plugged them into the 4 pin plug and the running lights on my boat trailer.


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Good point, Dave.

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