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Old 09-25-2012, 10:40 AM   #15
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FYI: Harbor Freight sells an emergency 12 Volt Magnetic Towing Light Kit. They are on sale for less than $12. Harbor Freight Tools

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I carry a set for the just in case situation.
My UHaul has an aluminum bumper. Does anyone know where I can get an aluminum magnet?
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Check this out, LED lights.
I purchased these, took them apart then modified my 1974 VW Thing tail lights by placing the waterproof LEDs inside. I now have Great Tail Lights that look totally original on the Thing.

These lights would look fabulous on the back of an egg also.

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One Pair Submersible Trailer LED Lights
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Thomas, Yes I do. Go to Home Depot and purchase a tube of Liquid Nail Magnet Glue or a pair of long Tie Wrap magnet strips.
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Thomas, Yes I do. Go to Home Depot and purchase a tube of Liquid Nail Magnet Glue or a pair of long Tie Wrap magnet strips.
Thanks. This physics stuff is so complicated.
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Well, what fixed it for now is to move the ground to a different screw. Don't ask me why but maybe it was on the wrong one. I'll see how long that lasts, but for the moment I have lights.

I don't think my lights are originals so I don't mind replacing them with non-originals, but I am worried about wires coming apart somewhere if I tug on them to get enough wire out to the light to wire in new lights. These just have about an inch of wire poked through a hole in the glass that goes to the light socket (plus an empty socket as initially the lights were two-bulb style.)
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One of my taillights blinks on if I hit it or mess with it but then goes out. I'm guessing its the ground wire, maybe. If I just run a wire from the ground wire to the trailer frame, would that serve to ground if that IS the problem? Or will it do something else?

(I really need to replace these &^%*( lights.0
As long as the connections are bright, clean and tight, you should be fine. Consider putting some LocTite on the threads and covering the connection with liquid electrical tape.
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Check this out, LED lights.
Those are the same ones that the innards fit nicely inside the Trillium tail lights

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As long as the connections are bright, clean and tight, you should be fine. Consider putting some LocTite on the threads and covering the connection with liquid electrical tape.
Great Idea! I'll have to remember that.
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Here's what I've done in the past: When running new running light wires, I installed PVC pluming pipe under the camper and ran the wires inside that then accessed the camper up through the floor to get to the original wires. If you can pull out the original wires be sure to attach to the new wires and pull out the old and pull the new in at the same time.
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