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Old 05-05-2013, 02:46 PM   #15
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I always carry an inexpensive multimeter and a 12 volt test light with me. They are much more versatile for checking both trailer wiring and also other camper electrical systems than just a plug in test light.

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Old 05-05-2013, 05:32 PM   #16
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I agree with Thomas G. a test light/ mult meter more uses and less likely to mis place. I've made a few test lights with wire, bulb/ LED and soldering iron.

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Old 05-05-2013, 06:59 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by cpaharley2008 View Post
Because at home you probably have at least 3 other items that can test the circuitry, whereas on the road or at a campground you may not!!
When camping I have my trailer. It works just like the tester, but has bigger lights.

I do carry a multi-meter which is more versatile, but this tester would be ideal for what it is intended for.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:47 PM   #18
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That "Big Fat One" the RV shop uses also verifies current carrying capacity. With just the LED's to drive you could have as little as 1 strand of wire connected and the LED for that circuit would still light. The LED testers are useful for verifying that the connections are correct, but you will still want to check with the actual load connected.

BTW: It is also useful to rule out a blown fuse.
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:35 AM   #19
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Princess Auto has the 7-way tester on sale this week for $3.99

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