Let’s face it, wires are antiquated. With wireless technologies rapidly taking over the electronic landscape, dealing with a mess of tangled wires simply isn’t worth the hassle. Luckily, magnetic vehicle towing lights are utilizing wireless technologies to make the RVing lifestyle even more carefree!
How They Work
Magnetic vehicle towing lights operate using an LED light module with magnets and a wireless transmitter. The set up is actually quite simple and definitely a whole lot easier than stringing wires around to the inside of your tow vehicle. When you’re ready to use your lights, just plug the transmitter into the pronged-plug lighting adapter at the rear of your RV or vehicle, making sure the transmitter is firmly in place.
Some systems are battery powered, which will require occasional charging. If this is the type of system you have, just turn the power switch on once your transmitter is plugged in and it should light up. Systems that are not battery powered will need to be plugged into a power outlet inside of your tow vehicle. Consult with the installation instructions included in your specific kit for the exact operating guidelines. You can find kits where the LED module is designed as a single light strip or kits with two separate lights. Both designs work using strong magnets to secure the lights to your vehicle.
Less Wires: With these kits, you can avoid the hassle of having to deal with a tangled web of wires each time you want to tow a vehicle. The convenience of this alone makes them beneficial.
Less Damage: When you are driving down the highway with exposed wires wrapping around your tow vehicle, the opportunity for something to be snagged or damaged increases. While these kits are more expensive than conventional systems, there is less of a chance that they will need to be repaired or replaced entirely.
Easy To Use: You won’t struggle to figure out how to set up one of these kits. Installation is a walk in the park, and if there is anything that seems unclear, the step-by-step instructions should clear up any confusion or questions you have.
High Cost: You’ll need to decide for yourself if the convenience outweighs the cost, because these things sure aren’t cheap! You’ll struggle to find kits for less than a $100, as most cost around $300-$400. Remember, when it comes to quality, you get what you pay for!
Magnet Quality: You’ll likely need more than just the magnets to keep these lights secured, and when they cost as much as they do, you don’t want to have them fall off during a bumpy stretch of road! For peace of mind, use rope, bungee cord, or some other fastener to strap the lights on just in case the magnets fail you.
Towing lights are an important safety feature that signals to other drivers on the road of your vehicles motions. Driving without towing lights is not only dangerous, but it is also illegal. For safe and lawful towing that is also convenient, consider picking yourself up some magnetic vehicle towing lights! Have you ever used magnetic vehicle towing lights on your rig? Let us know how they worked for you in the comments below, we’d love to hear your review of these products!