2018 DIY [#01] ~ Rhino-Rack Bike Carrier “trailer lighting”–Spring Tension Stud, 02/15

The stop does not have to be be removed to close the light and gives a 90-degree position when engaged.

 

2018 DIY [#01] ~ Rhino-Rack Bike Carrier “trailer lighting”–Spring Tension, 02/12

This DIY is finished!

This is the way I place the lights perpendicular to the ground what the carrier is up–stowed. Withe the post removed, the spring holds the light closed in the carry position–velcro not used.

 

2018 DIY [#01] ~ Rhino-Rack Bike Carrier “trailer lighting”–Wiring Harness, 02/11

Nearly finished–tomorrow: a spring for tension & velcro for lighting in carry mode

2018 DIY [#01] ~ Rhino-Rack Bike Carrier “trailer lighting”, 02/10

Day 3–Completed van wiring

Lights on!

This project has required lots of time. I have more to do. Next, a wiring harness for the bike carrier. I am using lighting because the carrier sits back quit far from the van [partly because of an 8″ hitch extender so I can open the rear doors]. The distance and possible loss of carrier visibility concerns me.