RV Wiring to rear vehicle

Tiny
WERLAZY2
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  • 1996 FORD RANGER
  • 175,000 MILES
I have a 96 Winnebago RV and I am wiring my 96 ford ranger pick up to tow. Both vehicles have a separate wiring system. I used a 5 wire cable and wired to the pick up lights using 3 diodes on each side. Everything worked parking lights, brake lights, but the five wire hook up between rv and ranger. Everything works except turn indicators, sort of. When I try left or right turn it goes to emergency flasher mode. Both indicator lights on rv and ranger flash. They will not flash independently.

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Saturday, February 11th, 2012 AT 1:38 PM

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Tiny
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Did you put a ground wire from the rv to ther ranger? If not do that as it won't work unless you do.
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Saturday, February 11th, 2012 AT 2:44 PM
Tiny
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ANY OF THIS HELP?

http://www.etrailer.com/faq-wiring.aspx

DID YOU TRY DISCONNECTING MR. BATTERY IN TOWED VEHICLE? (A THOUGHT)

IS IT POSSIBLE THAT FRONT, REAR, LEFT, AND RIGHT SYSTEMS ARE ONLY CONNECTED THRU THE TURN SIGNAL SWITCH? MAYBE ELECTRONICS INVOLVED?

I KNOW YOU ARE PROBABLY LOOKING FOR "PERTTY"---

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_SPM5721742803P?sid=IDx20101019x00001b&srccode=cii_18492716&cpncode=27-98440372-2

INSTEAD OF MAGNETIC ATTACHMENT, THIS IS SORTA THE SOLUTION MY BUDDY AND I CAME UP WITH FOR HIS FIVE OR SO TRAILERS. SELDOM WOULD TWO BE USED AT THE SAME TIME. MANY OF THE LENSES FAILED THE "SLAM INTO SOMETHING TEST"! BOUNCING (SHOCK)/ CORROSION/ ETC. KILLED MANY OF HIS LIGHTS. HE/ WE ALWAYS HAD TO PERFORM SOME KINDA MAINTENANCE ON ANY TRAILER THAT HE HOOKED TO OF HIS.

THE ANSWER....JUST ONE SET OF "REAL QUALITY" ....WATERPROOF AND SHOCK RESISTANT LIGHTS, WHICH WE ATTACHED TO A 2X4 (MAY GO WITH LIGHTER ALUMINUM CHANNEL LATER ON). THESE LIGHTS ARE VERY SIMILAR TO THESE IN THE LINK....A TWENTY FIVE FOOT--FOUR CONDUCTOR CORD IS THE WIRING FOR THEM. IT STOWS ON 2 PLASTIC HOOKS ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE 2X4

http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Lights/Optronics/ST16RB.html

HERE IN SC, A UTILITY TRAILER DOES NOT NEED TO BE TAGGED, UNLESS IT'S OVER 20 FEET LONG. SO ILLUMINATING A "TAG" IS NOT EVEN PART OF THE EQUATION. SO THIS "TRANSFERABLE SYSTEM" WORKS ON EVERYTHING FROM A CAR DOLLY, UTILITY TRAILER, TO MY BUDDY'S 19'11" "ANGLE IRON/ STEEL/ WOOD HAULER"

MY BUDDY BUILDS AND ALSO REPAIRS TRAILERS FOR OTHER FOLKS, THIS SYSTEM ALSO ALLOWS HIM TO PICK UP AND DROP OFF TRAILERS WHICH HAVE NO LIGHTS AFTER DARK.

SEEMS BOAT TRAILERS ARE THE WORST FOR INOPERABLE LIGHTS...OR THE OWNER NOT ONLY S.CREWED UP HIS OWN TRUCK'S TOW WIRING, THEN MATCHED HIS BOAT TRAILER TO THEM........MY BUDDY'S TRANSFERABLE LIGHTS SOLVES THE PROBLEM OF REWIRING THE TRAILER IN A CRUNCH. ALSO HAS KEPT PEOPLE FROM SAYING THAT HE MESSED THEIR LIGHTS UP...FOR HE HAS NOT EVEN PLUGGED THEIRS IN!!!

I'VE BORROWED THEM A TIME OR TWO WHEN I DID NOT HAVE TIME TO "PLAY" WITH MY TRAILER WIRING/ BULBS. BUNGEE CORDS HAVE BEEN OUR WAY OF ATTACHING THEM THUS FAR. WE HAVE ALSO S.CREWED 5 RED REFLECTORS ONTO THE WOOD BETWEEN THEM. JUST A LITTLE MORE "CAN YOU SEE ME NOW" STUFF.

ONE SET OF LIGHTS TO MAINTAIN SAVES TIME AND $$$....JUST GOTTA GET ACCUSTOMED TO REMOVING THEM FROM OTHER PEOPLES TRAILERS. MY BUDDY MUSTA HAD TO HAVE MADE 10 TRIPS, TO ANOTHER'S HOUSE TO RETRIEVE HIS LIGHTS

THE MEDIC

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