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Old 08-09-2014, 10:08 AM   #1
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running lights on while parked

Is there any way to turn the 5th wheel running lights on while the trailer is parked?
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Old 08-09-2014, 10:24 AM   #2
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Sure is! Run a jumper wire from the hot to the running lights in the trailer pigtail.
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Old 08-09-2014, 10:25 AM   #3
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Jumper the 7 way. If your looking at the TRAILER end, with the raised portion at the 12:00 position, the two on each side (11:00 and 1:00) will jumper your trailer battery to the clearance/running lights.
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Old 08-09-2014, 10:27 AM   #4
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Push a jumper wire into #3 & #4 on the trailer connector plug. I would upgrade all bulbs to LED first to limit amp draw. JM2, Hank
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Old 08-09-2014, 10:39 AM   #5
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I found this from an old post
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Old 08-09-2014, 10:43 AM   #6
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Simple shunt
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:16 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replays. That was the information I was looking for.
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Old 08-09-2014, 04:30 PM   #8
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I used a small amp fuse as a jumper. Probably useless but made me feel better.
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:14 PM   #9
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Be Safe People --- Put a fuse in that jumper!
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:21 PM   #10
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I carry a turn signal relay that fits perfectly to jump the two pins in case of breakdown and I have to leave trailer. It makes all the lights blink like a Christmas tree!
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Old 08-10-2014, 12:32 PM   #11
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I followed the loom of wires through the hitch to inside the front compartment and added a switch there to a hot lead from the house battery. Even if I forget to turn it off, it's not going to hurt anything hooking up to the TV, it's all 12v. And yes, I have all LED's. It's just a safety measure that I hope is never needed.
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:47 PM   #12
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I pop a fuse in it during campfire time at the beach (Pismo), and shut off at quiet time. Just don't be one of those people flashing when camped or leaving them on all night.
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