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Y-Guy

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willald, thanks after another comment I was going to see how I might be able to run this or I may look at a "pool noodle" along the edge of the hood. Thank you though, I appreciate it.


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When I used the magnetic lights on our Wrangler I ran the wire into the interior, through the passenger-side front door, then out through the rear tailgate. So the only wire exposed to wind buffeting was along the side of the hood. You could also run the wire under the hood if you want to take the trouble of lifting the hood. The weatherstripping on the front door and the rear tailgate glass is pliable enough to allow the wire to pass through without damage.


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Alan_Hepburn, Thank you! I had tested it through the tailgate, and plan to do tha ton our upcoming trip. I need to look at the hood option. How did you run through the door? Window? On this trip I'm taking the Bikini top. Need to fish around a bit tonight.

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Y-Guy - I ran the wires through the passenger front door about where the window frame causes the door angle to change. It looks like the gasket is a bit thicker at that point and it works well. Never had an issue with wires getting crushed or broken.

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Alan_Hepburn, thank you that is helpful I'll check it out tonight when set everything up again. Much appreciated!

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I added some insulation to help, still going to look at other options concerned about dirt getting in between.
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Figured I'd follow up with our after trip report. All went very smooth, I was very conscious of having the Jeep behind me. I am used to towing as we've had a 4 place ATV trailer and a boat that I've towed behind, but for some reason having the Jeep back there made me more nervous. As somebody told me after the first trip you'll get a lot more relaxed and that was true. Keeping an eye out on the other idiots on the road and really having a plan for stops wasn't new, but it's been a few years since I had to think far ahead.

We generally fuel up at Costco, thankfully I've been to most on our route and knew the Costco Gas in Albany OR was better then Eugene or Salem. Our first camping spot in Eugene Armitage Park went perfect as did our week at Sea Perch in Yachats. The hosts at Sea Perch we're helping in letting me know where to turn into to disconnect. Our last stay at Detroit Lake, OR was a bit of a challenge but we made it work, should have stopped outside the CG to disconnect, we did our connecting there on the way out as it's flat.

The magnetic lights worked okay but users here wwere right about the rubbing. I plan to order the CoolTech JK Tow Harness Deluxe Tow Kit my mistake was I had pulled up the new JL harness and that just looks like a nightmare to install.

Next step is writing out a check list and laminating it so wife can help and we can both make sure we do it right.

Now a question. First time we stopped the pin was as seen in this photo, trying to get things loosened up was a pain. I was also concerned that so much force was riding on the clip. So after that I swapped the head so the clip is on the outside. I don't find any right or wrong way of doing this so checking to see if it matters or not. Thoughts?

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