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Default Trailer Backup lights

I added large lights to the roof of my trailer to get some decent light for backing up. They worked OK for a while but the just weren't bright enough, now they don't work at all. The traile BU lights work fine hooked up to the pickup but not with the coach. So something is amiss, haven't had the time to check it though, I thought of installing a relay and getting some serious juice back to the lights, doesn't seem to be too big a job, maybe we can do it at the rally, any thoughts?
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I added large lights to the roof of my trailer to get some decent light for backing up. They worked OK for a while but the just weren't bright enough, now they don't work at all. The traile BU lights work fine hooked up to the pickup but not with the coach. So something is amiss, haven't had the time to check it though, I thought of installing a relay and getting some serious juice back to the lights, doesn't seem to be too big a job, maybe we can do it at the rally, any thoughts?
I feel your pain . Having had similar problems I added a relay bank for trailer/towing lights. I can offer my assistance if you would like. I am highly skilled in the art of watching. and can watch with the best of them . It ain't much but it's an offer.
We'll be in site 158. Expect to arrive sometime Wed.
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KC,

Any help would be great. That is if I make out of the shop with all my body parts. These pictures are why you just don't stick your hands in a box of old Bluebird parts without looking first. That is one big Pissed Off Brown Recluse. Female






Teddy don't like spiders either!

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Good for you. Could have looked like this
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Looks big for a brown recluse. They are usually not over 3/4".
The violin marking is shared with several other species. The brown recluse has 3 sets of eyes, where most other spiders have 4 sets. Cannot count from the photos, especially the last one.
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Got one of those on my right hip from several years ago, My son got hit on his chest five years ago. Nothing you can do about them, lots of stick traps around our house. Just to be cruel I have one in a ball jar now for nearly 10 weeks no food or water still kickin, their tough SOB's. The plan for extermination is radical and expensive and toxic to EVERYTHING. Their endemic in my area. And yes they are Brown Recluse Spiders, make no mistake about that! It will cost you a body part if your not real lucky. Today I was lucky.
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Fire works real good on BRS. Back whens I had an Apiary, (Beekeeper) we ran 125 to 150 hives. Each spring when we took the honey supers out of storage we would flash fire them with a weed burner before we ever took a single frame out of a super. There were always spiders in them. Around the shop I usually tote a self igniting propane torch when I rummaging around, I didn't have it with me today to flame the little Bas**rd. Thats how I got the pictures, the camera was closer than the torch. So she got the Tennessee Two Step.
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Default Interesting California article

Yes, they are endemic in Tennessee

This guy makes the point that the likelihood of getting bitten even in infested areas is low. I am not suggesting petting them of course, and I still find spiders icky.
http://spiders.ucr.edu/myth.html

I can confirm that the medical diagnosis of "spider bite" is wrong in the vast majority of cases. I am a surgeon and wife is a Infectious Disease doctor. The spot Rick showed might be a bite. Usually it is a misdiagnosed Staph infection.
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