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Trailer reverse light #13030284
01/15/19 03:37 PM
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Wanting to put a reverse light on my boat trailer. Wondering what would be the best LED light to use? Also is there any tricks or advice I should use to prevent problems? Thanks

Re: Trailer reverse light [Re: 94sktr] #13031011
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Interested myself, I put some on mine that were supposed to be waterproof and although they still work, they have some water in them.

Re: Trailer reverse light [Re: 94sktr] #13031060
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LED pods

I know you said trailer mounted but put these under my back bumper of my truck for the sole purpose of launching in the dark. They've been on over a year now and have held up great. Their brighter then my headlights and work great at the ramp

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I removed the factory round lights on my Ranger trailer that weren't very bright at all and put on a set of these Optronics lights. They really light up the situation now and are completely waterproof. Even have a lifetime warranty! The hardest part of the whole exchange was removing the factory lights. These were the surface mount model, so there was no need to do any cutting on the trailer. Only had to drill 4 screw holes. Pretty simple modification with great benefits!

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Re: Trailer reverse light [Re: 94sktr] #13031622
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I put some MicTuning 7" single row LEDs on my trailer and so far they have been great. They are rated for 30 minutes at 1 meter. If I exceed either of those 2 numbers I have other problems that are a larger concern then my lights. I tried some others on my fenders that do no good at all.


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thanks guys

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Originally Posted by tmd11111
LED pods

I know you said trailer mounted but put these under my back bumper of my truck for the sole purpose of launching in the dark. They've been on over a year now and have held up great. Their brighter then my headlights and work great at the ramp


did you wire them into backup circuit or just run with a switch? got a pic?

Re: Trailer reverse light [Re: Too Fat 2 Fish] #13037726
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Originally Posted by Too Fat 2 Fish
Originally Posted by tmd11111
LED pods

I know you said trailer mounted but put these under my back bumper of my truck for the sole purpose of launching in the dark. They've been on over a year now and have held up great. Their brighter then my headlights and work great at the ramp


did you wire them into backup circuit or just run with a switch? got a pic?


I wired them to one of my upfitter switches. No pic but if I remember later I'll take one.

Re: Trailer reverse light [Re: 94sktr] #13047482
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I always put the oval lights up in the pipe lights on the guides on on my trailer. Then etrailer sells an oval light that has reverse lights in it. Works very well. Very simple and no extra lights that get dunked.

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Originally Posted by Too Fat 2 Fish
Originally Posted by tmd11111
LED pods

I know you said trailer mounted but put these under my back bumper of my truck for the sole purpose of launching in the dark. They've been on over a year now and have held up great. Their brighter then my headlights and work great at the ramp


did you wire them into backup circuit or just run with a switch? got a pic?
I wired mine to the back up circuit. It easy to just splice in at the taillight. The boat pretty much blocks the ones on the truck so I added some on the trailer too. Ones on the trailer are larger. I also have LED bulbs in taillights.[Linked Image]
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