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Old 12-15-2005, 07:33 AM   #15
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Flashing lights are a great idea. However, most states require flares or reflectors for emergency stops along the road. I think you need one of these in addition to flashers. Anyway, I have a set of those heavy triangle reflectors in my trailer, never used.
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Old 12-15-2005, 08:05 AM   #16
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Living in a lake area, I see boat and trailers sitting along the side of the road quite a bit. Fishermen take better care of their fishing equipment than the trailer bearings. The rigs that sit out the triangles are the most visible on the side oth the road. Just an observation. Mike B
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:30 AM   #17
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You would have to have reflectors with a boat trailer. Not many have an onboard battery

Wouldn't THAT be fun when putting in.
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Old 12-15-2005, 02:54 PM   #18
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Good Sam ERS is the best investment I have ever made! On one call they will make sure my tow and trailer and myself will be safely taken care of as quickly as possible, guaranteed! I have kept ERS even when I didn't have a RV because they have no limits on where you are or where you have to go.
Next to that would be the small bicycle or other form of batery flasher and even reflectors. I try hard not to be on the road at night but do have triangles and flashing light.
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:02 PM   #19
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I was stopped by a Wisconsin State Patrol Highway Safety Officer for a safety inspection this summer. (These are the officers that inspect trucks.) He wanted to see my fire extinquisher and warning devices. He informed me that when pulling ANY enclosed trailer, Federal Law requires a fire extinquisher and warning devices which can be either flares or triangles. I was lucky and had installed my extinquisher the previous day and I had purchased a set of 3 triangles at a garage sale earlier in the summer.

Smokey told me that he normally gives a warning ticket to campers for anything missing and that I was the only person this summer to have the required equipment. He really liked my LED tail lights and markers, they are bright enough to really show up in daylight.
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:29 PM   #20
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I had thought of doing some kind of hook-up of this sort; [b]but just for my amusement while at a campsite. I never thought that it might have a useful purpose. What I was contemplating would have been a little specific to my Fiber Stream trailer. It has back-up lights, and the Bathroom window is in the back. I wanted to rig up a switch in the bathroom to turn on the back-up lights so I could see out the bathroom window in the middle of the night if I hear a noise out there.
It took a while, (almost 2 years!) but I finally got around to making what I call my GEEK BOX:

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I changed the design a little. I omitted the flasher, and substituted switches... Mine is also multi-functional.


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When I plug it into the trailer's 7-pin pigtail, I have:
  1. An external 12 volt DC outlet.
  2. The Yellow Switch turns on the trailer's [b]Back-Up Lights.
  3. The Green Switch turns on the trailer's [b]Running Lights (including the Side Marker Lights).
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:23 PM   #21
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I like it alot. What kind of battery do you have in it? I was thinking of the same type of box but I was going to have the tail lights/marker lights on one circuit and install a flasher unit to the brake/turn lights to have them flash. With my LED's they would really show up.
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:39 PM   #22
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What kind of battery do you have in it?
There is no battery in this box. Just a 7-pin trailer outlet, a 12 volt outlet, 2 switches, and some wire.
It uses the "charge line" pin in the 7-pin receptacle to draw from the trailer's "house" battery.
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I changed the design a little. <strike>I omitted the flasher</strike>, and <strike>substituted</strike> added switches... Mine is also multi-functional.

When I plug it into the trailer's 7-pin pigtail, I have:
  1. An external 12 volt DC outlet.
  2. The Yellow Switch turns on the trailer's [b]Back-Up Lights.
  3. The Green Switch turns on the trailer's [b]Running Lights (including the Side Marker Lights).
  4. An additional Switch FLASHES the [b]Brake Lights
I decided to modify my Geek Box to include the flashers that started this post.
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A 7-pin trailer outlet, a 12 volt outlet, [b]3 switches, a flasher and some wire and connectors.
It uses the "charge line" pin in the 7-pin receptacle to draw from the trailer's "house" battery.
All in a box the size of 2 VHS video tapes.
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:58 AM   #24
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Great Idea Freadrick, I think I will make one if it's ok with you. You don't have a patent yet do you? I'll bet you could sell them.
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Great Idea Frederick. You don't have a patent yet do you?
Now you tell me.
I just don't have that seller instinct.
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:44 PM   #26
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You could save yourself a lot of work and just buy one ready made!

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Old 10-23-2007, 11:50 PM   #27
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You don't have a patent yet do you? I'll bet you could sell them.
Someone beat me to it.
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:34 AM   #28
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You could save yourself a lot of work and just buy one ready made!

www.westhaverassociates.com/flashcube

Some of us would rather spend $3 to $5 and build it ourselves.
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