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dougtappan

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wireing the van to the bus

Post by dougtappan on Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:58 pm

OK all you wireing gurus I am going to be towing my 67 g10 behind my 1965 motorhome I will be running a external turn signal switch the same as on the bus. My question is can I just connect to the van wireing just downstream of the of the van flasher or will the two flashers interfere with each other?
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Re: wireing the van to the bus

Post by donivan65 on Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:28 pm

you can stick one of these $10 magnetic Harbor Freight tow lights on the van, or use that type wiring to patch into the output wires of the turn signal switch,,,,,which will also turn on the license plate light,,,,,,,,


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dougtappan

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Re: wireing the van to the bus

Post by dougtappan on Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:05 pm

Ouuuu.... The license plate light .......good thinking Doni
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Re: wireing the van to the bus

Post by donivan65 on Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:57 pm

they sell those patch cords, called towing light extensions,  with the 4 wires in them,,,,,,,,,so splice into the right rear turn bulb wire of the tow vehicle and  into the green wire in the connector below the turn signal switch in the towed vehicle,,,,,,left rear turn bulb wire goes to the yellow wire,,,,,,another wire goes from the tow vehicles tail light or license plate bulb to the brown wire on the towed vehicles front parking light to energize the license plate and tail lights on on it,,,,,,,and the last wire in those connectors, probably white or black - screw them to ground on both vehicles,,,, then all you need is to plug the connectors together to have the tail, turn, brake and license plate lights act like whatever the tow vehicle is doing instead of  sticking on those magnetic lights,,,,,,
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Re: wireing the van to the bus

Post by jrdunn96 on Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:09 am

OK, once again I'm being the "fly in the ointment". Won't this configuration put unecessary miles on your van and maybe more important, shouldn't you have "trailer brakes" when towing something that heavy? I know you "could", but "should" you? As far as I know private vehicle requirements still vary from state to state regarding trailers, lights and brakes. I'm really not trying to rain on your parade but would hate for anyone to be involved in an unecessary accident.
Jim
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Re: wireing the van to the bus

Post by kookykrispy on Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:35 am

Let us see some pics when the bus is towing the van!  Sounds awesome.  For brakes, you can use a "brake buddy" which actuates the towed vehicles brakes remotely. Look on craisglist for used ones.
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dougtappan

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Re: wireing the van to the bus

Post by dougtappan on Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:56 pm

Great idea kooky I think I am going to use the Evenbrake

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