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thesack
09-23-2010, 09:18 PM
I was looking at the Axis website and noticed that they have an option to add runway lights to your trailer for loading the boat at night. And since they are using a Boatmate trailer i checked there site to see if it is an aftermarket option, which it is. I am thinking about adding this to my trailer because I have a tendency to be out at night after dark and think it would help with loading the boat. I was wondering if anyone has this on there trailer and what your thoughts are on it.

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k128/nadams18/RunwayLights.png

Sled491
09-24-2010, 09:13 AM
I don't trailer, but it sure looks cool :)

newty
09-24-2010, 01:08 PM
http://owllighting.com/

These guys have a DIY runway light kit. Pretty cool upgrade.
You have to call asnd ask about it.

Sled491
09-25-2010, 12:11 AM
Man newty if I ever win the lottery I'm gonna have you pimp out my boat, you always seem to have a finger on the coolest upgrades plus I hear your not bad with the stereos as well :)

you da man
09-26-2010, 08:32 PM
The light kits require you to drill into the trailer rails...don't know if I like that idea. Possibilities of exposing the trailer to more rust potential.

newty
09-27-2010, 11:58 AM
The owl lighting kit has a sequencer that makes the lights flash front to back and back to front. It has a speed controller as well so you can control the sequence rate. You can get them in differetnt colors as well.

Grant "G" West did a kit similar to this on his trailer and did a post on WW a while back.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=CA&hl=en&v=4cARz9ABSBI

thesack
09-27-2010, 04:37 PM
Newty - Thanks for the links.

Adding more holes in the trailer is a slight concern, but I am pretty sure I can seal them well enough to keep water out. I thinking this will be one of my mods this winter. Just need to find which runway lights I want to go with.

Sled491
09-27-2010, 06:42 PM
A sequencer would be sweet

viking
09-27-2010, 07:43 PM
Agreed that is pretty cool and would gain some major Pimp Points in my book for anybody who does the mod :)

badasshybrid
09-28-2010, 03:03 AM
These are on my trailer.

This is 2-6' strips that start in front of the wheel and go past the curve of the trailer. On 1 side I have 3 white sections and 2 red sections to make 6' and have the same on the other side.

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a0db09b3127ccefa6c459f467e00000040O02BZOWbZszZA9 vPgA/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D720/ry%3D480/

If you look down the right side you can tell they are white/red/white/red/white

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a0db09b3127ccefa6d877c66b000000040O02BZOWbZszZA9 vPgA/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D720/ry%3D480/


This pic is with 4 - 3' white sections on the trailer, 2 sections in front of the wheel and 2 sections behind the wheel.
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a0da01b3127ccef9bcc07e7ed000000040O02BZOWbZszZA9 vPgA/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D720/ry%3D480/

Kidder
09-28-2010, 02:49 PM
My docking lights work great for lighting up the trailer at night. :D

bjames
09-29-2010, 01:30 PM
I purchased the runway light kit from Boatmate for about $140 and had my Moomba dealer install them. If I remember, the install was about $400, but that was early in the year. They are awsome, as soon as the trailer hits the water, the runway lights light up. These are supre bright LEDs that litterally light up like a runway. Loading the boat at night is a brease now that you can see the entire trailer as you load. I have had a lot of people approach me asking where I got them after seeing them in action. The LED lighs are sealed to the trailer with a rubber gromlet and silicon, so basically they are almost water tight. I would be more concerned about rock chips rusting than the holes made for the LEF lights.