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Old 10-15-2020, 12:04 PM
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Mine work a little there led and only been in the water 3 times. Cheap wire can't strip the plastic and the wire comes with it. Red lens plate fell off one side.
What is a good set of lights?
Old 10-15-2020, 12:12 PM
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I replaced mine last year with light from Harbor Freight. Still working fine.
Old 10-15-2020, 12:18 PM
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Oh, you might want to post this in the truck and trailer forum. You might get better advice there.
Old 10-15-2020, 12:25 PM
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I got tired of having problems so I built a light bar that I attached to the swim step on the boat. Ran the wires over the boat to the truck. The plug, the wires or the lights never got water in them. Worked real well.
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I bought these at WM last year. So far, so good. This is a great price for them too.

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/grote...2?recordNum=75
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Bought this kit from E-Trailer over 2 years ago, the side markers always gave me problems so I replaced those with a set from WM. About 6 months after I got them I found a big chunk of one of the rear marker lenses broken off obviously hit while parked at the ramp, not sure how long it had been that way. They still work perfect even with a big piece of the lenses missing. I'd buy them again.

https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Lig...s/TLL36RK.html

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Old 10-15-2020, 06:53 PM
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I really liked the idea, but is it street legal to move the lights from trailer to boat? --if so I will be in the same ship for sure...

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I got tired of having problems so I built a light bar that I attached to the swim step on the boat. Ran the wires over the boat to the truck. The plug, the wires or the lights never got water in them. Worked real well.
Old 10-16-2020, 08:20 AM
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I've been replacing the lights on my trailer with LED lights made by TecNiq. They seem to be very well made, wires tinned, etc. I think they are used exclusively by Sport Trail. I don't have any long term experience with them yet, but so far so good.
The tinned wire impressed me, these are the only lights I recall seeing where the mfr went to that additional expense. I've replaced all of the wiring on my 15 year old trailer with Ancor tinned wire. Much of the wire that was there previously had corroded under the insulation. It was mostly still working, but the wire strands were brittle.
Old 11-06-2020, 02:54 PM
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Replaced the lights. Not working.
The plug from the pickup whit a VOM showed all worked so I guess the connection on it are stretched and not not connecting.
Remove and replace.
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If you have a fold away trailer you need the ground to the trailer side of the fold away of the tongue. Usually the ground will conduct through the hinged part of the tongue but if it sits a while enough corrosion or whatever can collect to break the connection. That one drove me crazy until if found that out.
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If concerned about how others will view you then the problems not truck vs suv
Old 11-07-2020, 04:52 PM
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Ground is good as far as I can tell with a VOM it's the old socket is stretched not making contact. I ordered a better plug male and female should fix it.

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