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Post Options Post Options   Quote NickM99 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Oct 21 at 1:27pm
The indicator confirmation works fine on my car (2019 Karoq) with LED trailer board lights and I haven't adjusted anything.
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I lent my box/windsurfing trailer to a mate and the LED lights simply would not work with his car, a 2010(ish) Skoda Octavia). Fortunately I had/have a spare lighting board with filament lights which worked fine. I have three LED light boards (Trailer, RIB and dinghies) and all work fine with both the 2011 BMW 520 and the 2009 VW T5, I fitted the tow bars and electrics to both myself.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Paramedic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Oct 21 at 6:05pm
Originally posted by NickM99

The indicator confirmation works fine on my car (2019 Karoq) with LED trailer board lights and I haven't adjusted anything.

They have probably sorted this out in the last 3-5 years or so as the LED boards have become more mainstream.
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Originally posted by Old bloke

I have received, and played with, my Connix wireless lights.I haven't used them in anger but initial impressions are that they are great. Really solid feeling gear .The lights are really bright and all worked first time with no messing. The transmitter works from inside the boot at a distance of 15 metres, which should be enough for any boat I am likely to tow.
The magnets are really strong and work through the thickness of the aero transom flaps, however, I have glued some thin steel plate to the trailer board and shall add a tether until I am more confident

Glad they worked out well for you.

I used them for the first time last week - worked a treat from the transmitter inside the boot. Actually operate inside the house when car parked on drive. They are designed for farm use - the trailers are large steel construction, so signal is probably set to 'kill'
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After my first trip I have found that the lights slid down and fell off . Fortunately I had tied them on also in case this happened. I suspect a Combination of a lot of shaking and bouncing coupled with not a lot of steel.
I have now bolted them on also. The supplied wires are long enough to charge while attached to the board.
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Originally posted by wolfram

Hi,

I'm looking for tips on designing a lighting board for trailering my dinghy (Phantom)

It has pintels on the transom - so was going to cut a bit of MDF to attach number plate and lights to - with a high 'U' shaped bit in the middle to take the mast.

However, I'm a bit worried about weather (will MDF just disintegrate over time) and weight (will it be too much strain on the transom)

Toying with the idea of buying a UPVC window board and fashioning it out of that

Another question - how wide should it be? is 4 foot wide enough?

I took a piece of 10mm marine ply (actually 2 bits of 5mm, glued together), about 10" wide and tall enough to fit the pintle / gudgeon and mast cut out, couple of coats of yacht varnish and then bolted a 4' 6" lightboard from screwfix to it - still going strong 5 years later 
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