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Old 18 February 2015, 17:18   #1
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LED trailer marker lights

Anyone added LED trailer marker lights? Hauling a boat at night with just a lighting board seems inadequate. I used to have marker lights on my last Indespension trailer and loved them. They weren't fully submersible, but as I was launching a Zodiac Pro it was a shallow hull so could literally float off in shallow depth

The RIBcraft is a different ballgame so any marker lights are going to get dunked on my Rapide trailer. I intend to have front white LED light with rear red ones. Power can be spliced from the 12v supply with a suitable connection off the trailer board.

What do you reckon to these? Could use stailess steel short thread bolts and nuts to hold in situ. Mudguards are nylon so drilling is straight forward.
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Old 19 February 2015, 01:57   #2
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Our laws in the USA require amber colored side marker lights. Keeps someone from merging with your boat.
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Old 19 February 2015, 04:29   #3
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Here's a link to the legal lighting requirements:

Trailer lighting rules, regulations and requirements. | UK-Trailer-Parts

Anything over and above can only be safer in my view, providing they conform correctly. Obviously there is the issue of maintenance of them and dunking, but you can get sealed lighting so this shouldn't be too bad.
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Living in the Midlands and boating all year round I have lost count of the times I have overtaken a vehicle which has then started to pull out having not noticed a boat on the back of the car. I looked into led lights down the side of the trailer and in the end settled for two forward facing white lights on the back of the trailer board. They are located right on the ends and light up the whole of the boat down both sides. Not had the problem since and that was over two years ago. They are also useful for me when getting home as I have a dog leg to reverse around and it shows me the back edges of the trailer.


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I have Led lighting all round the trailer. I don't use a trailer board as everything is fitted to the trailer.

The marker lights on my mudguards help people see how wide the trailer is at night on some of the narrow roads up here and also makes towing at night much easier.

Another plus point is it makes it easy to recover the boat at night as well.

3 years of regular use and I have had no issues with them.
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I have Led lighting all round the trailer. I don't use a trailer board as everything is fitted to the trailer.

The marker lights on my mudguards help people see how wide the trailer is at night on some of the narrow roads up here and also makes towing at night much easier.

Another plus point is it makes it easy to recover the boat at night as well.

3 years of regular use and I have had no issues with them.

Yep I can vouch for that seen them in action, what a great set up
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Id get rid of the dogs leg dude, make it easier to do then!!

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