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Trailer warning lights

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by freshsnow, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. freshsnow

    freshsnow Junior Member
    from 26070
    Messages: 15

    I want to put soundoff n force surface mount lights on my equipment trailer. does anyone on here have lights on there trailers and if so how are they wired in.




    1995 f250 7.3 psd
    2013 f550 6.7 psd
    8 ft meyer lot pro
    10 ft boss v plow
    protech pusher box
    salt dog tailgate spreader
    takeuchi tl 240
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,971

    Well either a 2nd connector for just the strobes or the 7 pin factory and use the reverse wire
     
  3. freshsnow

    freshsnow Junior Member
    from 26070
    Messages: 15

    Never thought about the reverse wire. Thank you
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,971

    No bother.....
     
  5. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    There should be a power wire run thru the 7 round trailer plug. You could use that.
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,971

    How would he switch it tho? That's why I suggested the rev side.
     
  7. orinicklawncare

    orinicklawncare Member
    Messages: 51

    I put a switch box in my tongue box, and ran it from the hot wire on the 7 pin(Black wire).
     
  8. fatheadon1

    fatheadon1 Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    im in the process of doing my trailers also. im running a 2nd 4wire trailer harness and taping off the feeds on my trucks for reverse lights and strobes so when i flip the switch for the truck lights the trailer lights will come on as long as the harness is plugged in
     
  9. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    You could switch it at the trailer. Depending on how he uses the trailer it would be fine to just turn it on when he is stopped. Then when he is ready to leave just hit the switch off.
     
  10. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    I have 2 hideways mounted in the rear of the trailers, and 2 on the sides on all 4 trailers. I mounted mine up so they go through the charging port to a switch on the truck using a 7 pin plug as i also have backup lights on them too.
     
  11. FSLC

    FSLC Member
    from KC, Mo.
    Messages: 46

    Hi there, i mounted two led strobes on my trailer :mechanic:! I used the trailer frame as my ground and ran a power wire to the front with a separate connector. The ground is on my 7 pin trailer hook up and the power is on a 2 pin hook up. I then spliced into my existing rear amber led strobes on my truck and added the other 2 pin adapter. Its easy fast and effective!