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Old 08-11-2013, 02:00 PM
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Trailer Runway Lights

Probably a silly question, but I was wondering how the trailer runway lights work. I just bought a new boat and the trailer has the lights on the trailer. They do not work while driving down the road but when I was backing the trailer into the water they came on. Are they activated by a water sensor or maybe depending on the trailer angle. Just wondering thanks
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:50 PM
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They don't turn on when you put tow vehicle just in reverse? DO you have a 7 pin trailer plug for reverse lights?
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:27 PM
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I was told by the dealer that they are turned on by the water.
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:37 PM
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They probably use a float switch like on the bilge pumps. At least that's what I was going to use for mine if I ever got around to doing it
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:28 PM
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This system sold by Boatmate uses a water activated switch.

https://www.boatmateparts.com/produc...s.php?itmId=70
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:37 PM
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This system sold by Boatmate uses a water activated switch.

https://www.boatmateparts.com/produc...s.php?itmId=70
Utlima switch - kinda cool.. http://www.jamestowndistributors.com...ct_ad&type=pla

new boats have these - as to not pump if bilge fills with oil
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:10 PM
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Yep, that's the one. The Ultima.

It really is nice.
-No moving parts
-Totally sealed solid state electronics and field detectors
-No mercury
-No exposed sensors eliminate corrosion possibilities

I know I don't need it, but I may have to install that runway light kit on my trailer this winter.
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:47 PM
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Great thanks for your help
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:55 PM
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My new mastercraft has a boatmate trailer and the runway lights are pretty cool feature.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:08 PM
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My new mastercraft has a boatmate trailer and the runway lights are pretty cool feature.
Maybe some day you could snap a photo of the trailer runway lights so I could get an idea of where to locate mine when I get to it.

A night shot in the water would be a bonus, but I'm just looking for an idea of how far forward and how far back the lights are on the trailer.
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