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Old 06-26-2019, 12:13 AM   #1
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Question Has anyone added additional brake lights/turn signals to an Axis/Vegas MH?

I was quite surprised that my MH only has the two brake lights at the lower level, with no third brake light as we have become accustomed to for over three decades with our cars. I'm not comfortable with this when I'm hauling my bikes, but in doing a search, I find absolutely nothing on this subject.

When towing my two "cheaper" bikes without a bike cover on them, not a real problem. There is not much covering up the tail lights. However, once I put my good bikes on there with their completely opaque cover, much of the visibility is gone. I am either going to have to add a light bar to the bike rack itself or add lights to the MH itself that are above the level of the bikes.

Has anyone else here done anything like this and if so, can you point me to the thread(s) where it was discussed so I'm not reinventing the wheel? I'm totally OK with it plugging into the 7-pin connector as I do for my trailer when I haul that. I don't need (or really desire) to splice into the actual wiring of the MH, unless I absolutely have to.

Thanks for any advice.

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Old 06-26-2019, 12:28 AM   #2
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Not sure where I came across it, but someone puts some red LED strips up both corners on the back of their unit. It used the 7 pin connector on the hitch if I remember correctly.
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Old 06-27-2019, 11:40 PM   #3
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Yeah I seen some plug in LED lights that might work for you. I thought about doing the same thing. Need something to so you can see my tail lights if I have my bike covers on.

Right now I dont cover them and I have a receiver hitch 3rd brake light (slides in hitch, one pin holds it). So when I dont use the bike rack I slide it in and when I do use the bike rack I zip tie to the bottom of the rack so it still works great and looks kinda factory.
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Old 06-27-2019, 11:51 PM   #4
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Yeah I seen some plug in LED lights that might work for you. I thought about doing the same thing. Need something to so you can see my tail lights if I have my bike covers on.

Right now I dont cover them and I have a receiver hitch 3rd brake light (slides in hitch, one pin holds it). So when I dont use the bike rack I slide it in and when I do use the bike rack I zip tie to the bottom of the rack so it still works great and looks kinda factory.
Yeah, I've seen plenty that might work. I'm just wondering if anyone has already done this so I don't start a new learning curve. I have some cheap ones that I use when my bike rack is on my SUV (magnet mount), but they're not great quality and I want something that I can mount higher up, above the bikes but below the rear window.
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Old 06-28-2019, 12:55 AM   #5
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You mean something like this:
Added Additional Tail Lights PHOTOS
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Old 06-28-2019, 01:08 AM   #6
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You mean something like this:
Added Additional Tail Lights PHOTOS
Definitely something like that! And, I love the no-drill, 3M tape part the best. I just wish the video on it was working. Apparently, it doesn't exist on that server any longer.

Thanks, Jamie.
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Old 06-28-2019, 01:21 AM   #7
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Definitely something like that! And, I love the no-drill, 3M tape part the best. I just wish the video on it was working. Apparently, it doesn't exist on that server any longer.

Thanks, Jamie.
Well I could play the videos, strange. One of them worked on first load but then it stopped. Something must be broken there.
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Old 06-28-2019, 01:53 AM   #8
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Well I could play the videos, strange. One of them worked on first load but then it stopped. Something must be broken there.
I sent a message to revjeffrey. Hopefully, he'll get back to me. I have to believe this setup will work for me.
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:39 PM   #9
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I simply mounted a $14 LED light strip like what you put on truck tailgates to the end of my bike rack and plugged them into the hitch lights. I used an aluminum L bar from home depot $9, bolted to end of rack and stuck the strip to the aluminum L bar. It works as blinkers and breaks and is easily visible when bikes and rack is down (not folded up).

sorry....I didn't take pics but I will send later to this thread.


Amazon Example LED strip:
https://www.amazon.com/Wiipro-Tailga...%2C142&sr=8-16

HomeDepot L Bar:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...2527/204273951
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