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MotoLynx27x
03-12-2014, 09:20 PM
Hey guys. I've solved another problem I was having when I'd pull up to the campsite late at night. It was difficult backing into a site with no reverse lights and I nearly missed the power/water pole!

So, when I was replacing my front porch light with a waterproof LED version I got the idea to buy more of them and put them where I needed them, such as one next to the upgraded taillights so I can see while backing up as well as when I go to hookup the water and electric. I placed it up against the taillight so I didn't have to drill a wire hole through the wall.

I also added an LED license plate light while I was in there.

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VKTalley
03-12-2014, 09:32 PM
That's a cool idea and it looks great too!!

MotoLynx27x
03-12-2014, 09:36 PM
Thanks! I've got two more of those led porch lights left so I'm planning on adding one by the tank hookups and the other one up on the front by the jack so I can see while I'm hitching up.

Thanks for the comments!


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jbeletti
03-13-2014, 03:10 AM
Wow - another great Lighting mod. Did you connect those to the reverse light circuit from the truck or are they only manually operated?

Love the license plate light mod to the bottom of the tail light.

triley2280
03-16-2014, 10:59 AM
Great idea, I also hate backing up in the dark. How hard is it to tie into you existing wiring? Do I need to be an electrician to do this mod?

MotoLynx27x
03-26-2014, 01:19 AM
Well since I had modified the taillights AND I would only be using the backup light when I am "backing up" , I took power from the parking light circuit, so when it's pitch black outside and I'm backing into a campsite space, I leave the parking lights on and flip on the switch for the backup! It works really well. I just used it at the last site we were at and I will use it again this weekend!!

you don't need to be an electrician. It's a simple 2 wire hookup to the existing brake/taillights. Just make sure you identify the ground and the low intensity park signal wire behind your taillight before you cut any wires! I had thought about getting up on the ladder and putting this light right underneath the center marker light at the top of the back wall but then I would have to get on a ladder every time I needed to turn it on!

Bogie
03-26-2014, 10:41 PM
I really like this Mod. What was your source for the LED porch lights? Thanks in advance.

MotoLynx27x
03-26-2014, 10:46 PM
Here is the item number on eBay for the led porch lights with the switch. 221325999026

scruffre
06-17-2014, 02:40 PM
I really like the way you did the back up light. I was going to try and hook up one that came on when I put the truck in reverse, but you way looks a lot easier to install