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Old 03-25-2003, 05:48 PM   #15
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I feel kinda dumb here.I was following this thread because I thought the installation of the lite at top of Casita was a good idea and I wanted to do same thing.Just now I was looking out my window and just TOOK notice I already have Lites.:wak

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Old 03-25-2003, 08:04 PM   #16
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:wave Jim,:wave the hi mount lamp(jc whitney# 12zx4336p 11.99$) gives a left or right turn signal, both lamps(leds) will operate when brake is applied,if you apply the brakes with the turn lamp on ,that turn lamp will blink and the other stays on till you release the brake pedal.this lamp is a 16 led fixture with double sided tape on a curved base (good for mounting on curved rear of casita). It is a 3 wire hookup( ground,left and right turn) with 16 leds inside,I did not order the logic circuit,(could order later if needed) just though this would be fun to work on since I have not any experence with logic circuits.Hmmmmmm if it still raining tomorrow I might check out the back-up lighting:O
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Old 03-25-2003, 08:46 PM   #17
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brake light

Roy:

Neat :) , how'd you run the wires?
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Old 03-26-2003, 10:44 AM   #18
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hi-mount brake lamp installation

:shg There are diffferent ways to get the the job done,duct tape over the external wires etc.Couldn't locate any duct tape(sold out):conf so had to keep the wires inside. made a 1" cut in the carpet halfway between tail lamps and overhead storage.used a piece of stiff wire(wire cloths hanger,electrican fish tape etc.).pushed the wire up between the carpet and fiberglass(releasing the carpet glue for a path for the wires)to the inside of storage cabinet,cut the carpet there and finished pushing the stiff wire out into the storage area,hooked one wire(to be used to pull the other wires thru) to the stiff wire and pulled it to and out(about 6") thru the cut opening ,disconnected the wire.turned around and pushed the stiff wire to the area of tail lamp wires and cut the carpet and finished pushing the stiff wire out thru the cut,hooked a wire to the stiff wire and pulled it up to the cut carpet where the other wire is located,hooked the wires together securely and pulled the splice to the storage area,took a piece of 2 wire appliance cord #14 16 ft long and tied(securly) the single pull wire to the middle of the 16ft piece and pulled the 4 wires down to the tail lamp area.this gave me 4 wires from the tail lamp area to the storage area below where the 3 wire hi-mount lamp will be located.drilled a 1/4 hole thru fiberglass where i wanted to locate the hi-mount, pushed the hi-mount wires into the storage area and fastened to 3 of the 4 wires located there. :huh with the turn lamps operating, located left, right turn lamp and groud wires (using a 12 volt sharp pointed probe) .Then I started playing aroud with different hookups till it worked .:conf PHEEEEEEE 8hrs of fun. Now I can get to work on the back-up lamps.no pictures taken,don't want anybody to see me working and sweating and loving it..:wub
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Old 03-26-2003, 01:18 PM   #19
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brake light wiring

Roy:

Thanks for the wiring description.

That's basically how I ran the wiring for my solar panel. Not a fun job.

I added a 50 led fixture (like J.C. Whitneys) on my motorcycle for a 'center' brake light and have been eyeing it as a possibility for the Casita.

Your installation is inspiring.
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Old 03-27-2003, 04:48 AM   #20
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:wave :o Pine cone :wave what part # is that 50 led fixture and how big and what kind of mounting ??would that be overkill for a brake and turn lamp? I liked the Jim's Boler lamp layout,Is the fiberglass moulded to fit the lamps,I can't tell by looking at the picture?:winter I'll post a before and after picture of hi-mount lamp on the casita when she (wife) thaw's out! The trip in Feburary was a cold one. She didn't object to buying that mr. buddy heater:inbox
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led brake light

roy:

Whitneys cat. no. is 15zx7504x $15.99.

It's 14" long and must mount on a flat surface.

Brake light only, it's similar to ones used on some late model vehicles.
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