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RV Glow adapter?

Anyone using one of these or something similar? I saw an exhibit at a RV show a while back where a dealer had 30 or so trailers using this and it seemed like a good idea.

RV Glow - Turn your outside camper lights into patio lights.

I am looking for a cheaper alternative, or even a DIY for the plug, but haven't found anything yet.

EDIT: It appears that if you jumper pins 3 and 4 on the female/trailer plug the running and marker lights will illuminate.

http://rvbasics.com/techtips/emergen...er-lights.html

Additional EDIT: It appears that this practice is frowned upon by other campers. I intend to only use this when boondocking and for short periods like before we crash for the night. I do not intend to use it in campgrounds or busy locations.
 
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Instead of plugging in something, I put a switch on the junction box cover behind the pin box. Easy to do, just find running lights wire and Battery wire, put inline fuse and switch....all done in the box.

Works great for me



 
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That is a great idea. Do you have any pictures of the internals at all?

I assume you tapped into the 12v and light wires instead of cutting and running them through the switch?
 
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All I do is take a 10a fuse and jumper the top two pins(on either side of the index) on the pigtail and the lights come on. Very cheap and easy.
 
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Both good ways to do it and super simple.

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Good stuff fellas, thanks for the advice. Just installed LED's in 100% of the interior including fridge and stove top vent and ordered 100% LED lights for the exterior.
 
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Don't know if anyone is so inclined, but they also make those strips of LED lights you can put in awning channels. I am not a big fan of mounting them there due to the plugging and unplugging that is required. but they look kind of nifty if you put them just below the awning on the side of the camper. That way they can stay plugged in and it often is not too hard to wire them up. I have installed those a couple of times for folks.

There are quite a few varities of these https://www.amazon.com/Recreation-Pr...g+lights&psc=1

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Steve, I am currently researching installing LED lights for our awning. Since our new to us 5th wheel is a 2011 and a High Country, it did not come with LED's on the awning from the factory. I might resort to LED's mounted to the frame instead as they could be hardwired and I wouldn't have to set them up each time we camp.
 
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I put together a handy 2x4 plastic box bolted to a spare truck end Pollak plug, added a fuse and a toggle switch then just plug the cord in. I didn't add the flasher as that is annoying to others in the CG, especially to folks with an inner ear/vertigo problem such as my wife. We don't have awning lights but it doesn't look bad on others rigs. Some lighting on RVs we've seen this year are, IMHO, beyond good taste.
 
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Here's mine.........only cost a few bucks for a spare truck plug and fuse holder. LED tag light is obnoxious bright so I put tape over it.

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I also keep a 2 pin flasher relay in the camper just in case I have an emergency and have to park the camper on the side of the road somewhere. Plug it in and I can unhook and still have emergency flashers on the camper. Same concept as the deal above.
 
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I also keep a 2 pin flasher relay in the camper just in case I have an emergency and have to park the camper on the side of the road somewhere. Plug it in and I can unhook and still have emergency flashers on the camper. Same concept as the deal above.
This is a Great Idea.........
 
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This is a Great Idea.........
I thought so as well. Just finished changing 100% of the lights to LED on the 5th wheel and ordered a flasher for the "just in case" factor.

I am looking to build a design for the lights to be on via a switch now. More to come.
 
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Originally Posted by golfmedik View Post
All I do is take a 10a fuse and jumper the top two pins(on either side of the index) on the pigtail and the lights come on. Very cheap and easy.
Yes! No need to buy anything but a 10 amp fuse. Does exactly the same thing! I would almost bet this is exactly what the purchased item does but they don't want you to know this.
 
 
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