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Old 06 May 2009, 08:08   #1
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Marker Lights (Waterproof)

I have an Indespension Rollercoaster 2 trailer (750kg) for my Zodiac Pro. I retro-fitted marker lights on the mudguards last year, as I like to see the width of the trailer when I hauling it, especially when it's getting dark. With the lightboard it's properly illuminated.

Trouble is, even with using Sikaflex (where the wire goes through the mudguard) the light units have rusted inside. Probably got a dunking at some point during a launch. They weren't particularly expensive - under a tenner!

Now, either I replace them again - or are there waterproof lights out there? No doubt they won't be cheap.
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Old 06 May 2009, 08:25   #2
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The led's one maybe better as they're more of a sealed unit

http://www.westerntowing.co.uk/acatalog/LED_lamps.html

I run a short length of trunking from the light and fill it with silicon sealer, works ok and stops the edge of the mudguard from cutting the wire
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Old 06 May 2009, 09:06   #3
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... led's ...
Thanks for the link...after a pantomime last week with blown trailer bulbs, filaments are out and led's are on the wish list
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Old 06 May 2009, 11:49   #4
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The led's one maybe better as they're more of a sealed unit
As someone who's been using LED trailer lighting for several years, I can reply that "some are, and some aren't", despite the advertisements.

My normal procedure upon obtaining new lights is to caulk every seam and potential opening (using normal household silicone caulk, as I usually have it around.) This has cut my fixture replacement to about a third of what it was.

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I just put caravan front lights on the backside of the trailer board as near the end as possible. and wired to the rear lights. A black boat on a trailer at night is not the easiest thing to see and it reassures me that the trailer board is still where its supposed to be and that power is getting to it. Weatherproof and thats enough as it comes off before I launch-hopefully!
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I put some SOLAS reflective diamond tape on the front and side of my mudguards. It reflects well enough that the trailer position is visible in the light from the car rear lights.
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I put some SOLAS reflective diamond tape on the front and side of my mudguards. It reflects well enough that the trailer position is visible in the light from the car rear lights.
I'll second that - works well. Helps oncoming traffic see how wide your load is too.
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