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malibuskier2003

Anyone put back up lights on your trailer?

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malibuskier2003

I guessing 60-70% of my launching is done at night.  I'm kicking around ideas to light up the ramp better and one of my thoughts was two lights on the back of the boat trailer tied into the reverse lights.  Is this a viable idea or a lame a** solution?  Thoughts?


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That Guy

A lot of boat/trailer manufacturers offer reverse lights so you can definitely incorporate them on yours. 

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MadMan

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malibuskier2003

Thanks guys!

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Dale974

When i reworked my trailer to a tandem axle and rewired and painted everything i added a set of LED lights just underneath the taillights.  they are the same lights i have mounted under my truck and denali for extra backup lighting as well.  needless to say i can light almost anything i need to up with those.  They also show up well even when under 3 feet of muddy water in the river...  i'll try to get a picture of them... 

that's the only pick i have on file, i can get better ones if you're interested

 

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curtish

I am considering the same thing on the boat I just picked up.  Don't launch much at night, but it should help backing into the garage at night.

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Malibuzer

My boatmate trailer came with backup lights. It does make backing into a driveway or garage at night much easier.

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wakedncsu

My Boatmate did not come with backup lights.  I looked into adding some but found it easier to add the light into the parking spot instead.  The new trailer has backup lights.  They are VERY nice to have.  For me, I wanted light when putting it back in storage.  If launching at night on an unlit boat ramp, I would definitely add reverse lights to the trailer.

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wdr

I put the round trailer lights on top of the guide poles.  It makes it even easier in the dark to back with them as a point of reference for the trailer. They are the generic round set and I got them from Bass Pro. They slid right on to the metal poles and I drilled a hole and put a set screw into the leading edge of the pole and light so it wouldn't spin or scuff up the boat if bumped. I tapped into the running lights so they automatically come on with the rest of the trailer lights at night or I can turn them on with my fog lights ('12 Tahoe) in the day time oddly enough.

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90oldskool

i caught a lot of S*** when I post on here about my back up spot lights, but they do help

 

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hunter77ah
3 minutes ago, 90oldskool said:

i caught a lot of S*** when I post on here about my back up spot lights, but they do help

 

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Avy!

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River Monsters

Backup lights came with my Boatmate trailer and I added them to my older Mastercraft trailer.  Definitely a good idea.

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