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CWSWine

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Blue Ox Lignhting Kit.
« on: November 09, 2017, 10:12:46 AM »
I had installer install the Blue Ox light kit on my Jeep and it was working as advertised I thought.   I also have a braking system that uses the brake pedal when the jeep brakes are active the turn signal DOES NOT OPERATE but the brakes lights over ride the turn signal.  Thinking I had problem with the install I called Blue Ox tech support and was told that is correct, the turn signal and brake light uses same wire.  Not having a turn signal while the braking system in the toad is active isn't a problem according to tech support and just the way it works.  No fix planned and been that way for years.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2017, 10:18:25 AM by CWSWine »
-Dennis
2017 Fleetwood Discovery LXE 40D Diesel Pusher 380HP 1150 Foot Pounds Torque 41.3 feet bath and half.
Toads - 2017 Jeep Sahara & 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
sold 2017 GMC Denali 3500 Diesel CC 3744
sold 2017 Grand Design Solitude 310GK-R
Sold 2016 - Montana 3711 Front Living Room

Mile High

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Re: Blue Ox Lignhting Kit.
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 11:25:42 AM »
Ya, that kit wires you up like a boat trailer which works fine until the Jeep brakes are pressed, because the Jeep brakes energize the light whether the MH does or not and it over-rides the MH flashing signal.

All of these kits cause complications. I went with this one from Hopkins
https://www.etrailer.com/Tow-Bar-Wiring/Jeep/Wrangler+Unlimited/2013/HM56200.html?vehicleid=20131351068

It uses diodes and just intercepts the wiring to your tailights. If the MH is hooked up, the Jeep is working off the MH pigtail. The downside is, the side running lights on the front fenders are not powered from the running lights, only the rear, and kind of a unique aspect is the 3rd brakelight doesn't come on with MH braking, but does when the auxiliary brake in the Jeep activates. I kind of use that to my advantage as it alerts those in the rear of some extra braking going on rather than just my stupid federally mandated brake lights coming on with the exhaust brake...all the way down the pass  :-\
Brad and Dory
2013 Winnebago Itasca Meridian 42E (new to us 2016)
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
FMCA 457993 / WIT W170238
Denver, CO

CWSWine

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Re: Blue Ox Lignhting Kit.
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 04:44:48 PM »
Looks like Road Master has a fix to the Blue Ox light kit problem....


https://www.etrailer.com/Tow-Bar-Braking-Systems/Roadmaster/RM-88400.html
-Dennis
2017 Fleetwood Discovery LXE 40D Diesel Pusher 380HP 1150 Foot Pounds Torque 41.3 feet bath and half.
Toads - 2017 Jeep Sahara & 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
sold 2017 GMC Denali 3500 Diesel CC 3744
sold 2017 Grand Design Solitude 310GK-R
Sold 2016 - Montana 3711 Front Living Room

 

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