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Trailer Reverse lights

What have you done for reverse lights on your trailer? We bought some cheap lights and the do not throw enough light. I need the light behind me because I back mine without a spotter at night a lot. It is hard in most campgrounds because they are not well lit. So what have you done to make it brighter back there?

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I always get in before dark....but I would love some great ideas just in case
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I'm the same and try to get in before dark.

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On my old trailer, I put the round 5" (Ithink) lights that you can buy at NAPA and wired them to the trailer battery. I put a switch in the underneath storage area and would flip them on or off when I needed them. My new trailer already has them installed. Two or three of them should work great for you at night and they are fairly cheap to setup.

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On my old trailer, I put the round 5" (Ithink) lights that you can buy at NAPA and wired them to the trailer battery. I put a switch in the underneath storage area and would flip them on or off when I needed them. My new trailer already has them installed. Two or three of them should work great for you at night and they are fairly cheap to setup.
that's a really good idea, i didn't know i needed this mod until i read this thread! thanks.

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I've got 2 spots on the back of my toyhauler. They're there to provide light in the back when you're loading and unloading the toys, but I use them when I'm backing at night and need light. Shouldn't be hard to install a couple and wire them to the 12v system.
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I got two 3x5 lights from tractor supply and ran a reverse wire to the trailer plug. I got the flood light style version and mounted them with a piece of angle iron bolted with a u bolt to the receiver on the back of the trailer. I set them so the left light points to the right and the right to the left. They are bright.



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