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Old 03-16-2004, 08:40 PM
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Finally got tired of screwing around with my trailer lights and replaced everything from the connector back. Rewired everything. Not only grounded the trailer, but ran a seperate 12 guage ground wire to each light. Replaced the tail lights and the "cross member" light bar with the new LED units along with the side marker lights. WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!!!!!! These LED's are brighter in the daylight than my old "normal" lights were at night. Completely waterproof, rated for 100,000 hours with a ten year guarantee. I got nine whole months out of my last "submersible" incandescent units. What a joke. If you're having light problems, go with the LEDs. They are more than worth it.
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I did last year 80 leds per oval truck light
very very bright and sealed water tight
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Old 03-16-2004, 08:47 PM
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I put on the clear ones last year... they are pretty cool, and very bright
 
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Old 03-16-2004, 09:03 PM
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Did my tails two years ago...they're great. Now I'm looking for amber side markers, my existing are burnt out and do NOT have replacable bulbs
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got mine off e-bay
 
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Old 03-16-2004, 09:58 PM
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Both Boat U.S. and West Marine have amber and red side marker LEDs. $ 8.99 each........
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I'm in the process of doing that very thing myself. I just added a drive guard to my MYCO trailer so I had to rewire anyway. One thing that I did, that people behind me will hate at night is, instead of the little 2 or 2.5 inch center marker lights, I used three 4 inch round tail/brake/turn lights and wired them to the CHMSL (center high mounted stop light) circuit of the trailer wiring harness. For the outside tail/brake/turn lights I used the ovals on a 45 degree angle, two on each side. That means when I hit the brakes, people behind my will be looking at SEVEN LED brake lights. Should get people's attention Hopefully this ain't illegal.

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I was in B.US a few weeks ago and didn't see any
Guess I better look better. Besides , I think I can do better on price elsewhere . Push comes to shove I'll try them again.
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Try a BIG truck stop, they usually have it all.
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Old 03-16-2004, 10:15 PM
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Robert, people behind you will need SPF 48

Hope a jet doesn't mistake you for "runway lights"
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