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Back-up lights?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by gotsnow?, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. gotsnow?

    gotsnow? Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    I tried a search on this but my browser kept freezing.... So, I've got a '97 Dodge Ram 1500 and I need ideas for reverse lights/back up lighting? I don't want to trust the tiny glow of my factory reverse lights when I'm plowing this winter. If anyone has pictures to post that'd be great!!! I do have a Reese hitch and thought I could use that for mounting surface area. Thanks for any suggestions, David-
     
  2. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    i use the whitenight back up lights, they work great.
     
  3. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    Not a close up but you can see the White Night mounted in the hitch receiver here. I think they'll work nicely for plowing if I can keep from backing into a pile.
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  4. RODHALL

    RODHALL Senior Member
    Messages: 374


    That is a nice truck.
     
  5. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    Thank you very much, but all the credit has to go to a member here, Danno, that I recently purchased it from. I was very fortunate to be able to get it. He took excellent care of it.


    Gotsnow, I can get you some night shots with the lights on vs the stock b/u lights. I was going to do it last night but found I had a bulb out. These mount right over the hitch which can still be used for towing with the lights attached, or the receiver can be covered by a cap when not needed.
     
  6. gotsnow?

    gotsnow? Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    That appears to be about the easiest way to go. I assume you just connect them to your trailer wiring connection on the back of the truck? Where did you purchase this? Approx price? Thank you for the info!:D
     
  7. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Everyone is different, those lights would last 1 night on my truck. I plow some tight places and I constantly back into the snow banks. I bought 2 driving lights and mounted them on a piece of would and put them in my stake pockets at the rear of the truck. I put them on 2 way trailer plugs and conected the wiring to my reverse lights. When I don't want them on I unplug the wiring and it is very easy to remove them from the truck.
     
  8. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    Here you go. They came with the truck, in my case.

    For this reason, I always wanted to mount some in the tailgate, like the El Camino had.
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2007
  9. gotsnow?

    gotsnow? Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Man, after looking at the pricing for those... Wow, I was only hoping to spend $20 or $30.:nono: I'l check ebay sometime!
     
  10. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    i bought my whitenight's from jc whitney, they are fairly durable, i have backed into a bunch of snowbanks and they didnt explode, lol
     
  11. gotsnow?

    gotsnow? Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Well, I found the White NIght lights on sears.com and my wife just gave me a sears gift card for father's day.... I don't think she knew I may use it for the snow plow setup! :jester:
     
  12. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    I think you'll be happy if you spring for them... anything less expensive may not have as good a mount system either. Or rather you may be adjusting them frequentlyDriving lights in the $30 range won't have the range or wattage, I wouldn't think. With these White Nights, you get a switch that allows use them while the truck is not in reverse or while in reverse, a handy feature.
     
  13. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I bought the KC reverse light kit about a year and a half ago. IT was well worth the $100 IMO. I've tried the cheaper route and the lights only lasted a few months. The KC kit also comes with all wire, relay, and wire loom. Can't go wrong!!