Kaymar Rear Light on the spare wheel - any good

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 03, 2005 at 21:43
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Evening All ,

I am thinking of adding a Kaymar telescopic light to my Kaymar spare wheel holder . However the actual light looks a bit pathetic and I wu
as wondering if any of you guys or gals has one and can let me know how well they work .
I need it for night time camp set ups .

Thanks ,

Willie .
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 03, 2005 at 21:58

Thursday, Feb 03, 2005 at 21:58
Willie,

I have seen them fall of because the bracket has broken after a big trip.

I had a work light mounted on the roof rack with a switch in the cabin and that worked well.

The other way to light the camp is with one of those 12v fluoresence lights. Hang it off the roof rack and it will give out a lot of light.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 22:31

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 22:31
Wayne ,
I checked out the idea of one on the roof racks , but I could not figure a good way to get the power up there and the wiring would probably get damaged tossing firewood up etc .
I have a neon light , but one on the wheel will be always "ready to go ".
Cheers ,
Willie .
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 08:12

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 08:12
Willie,

I had a TJM roof rack on the 80 series and made a bracket to mount the light on.
The cable was run from the engine bay via the inside of the snorkel and then ran along the cutter, cable tied to the legs of the roof rack, then to the light.
This worked well and didn't cause any problems with the loading of the roof rack.

Wayne
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Reply By: Member - DickyBeach - Thursday, Feb 03, 2005 at 21:59

Thursday, Feb 03, 2005 at 21:59
Willie,
I've had one on my LC80 for 5 years or so and although it doesn't get a great deal of use, nevertheless it's very useful when it is used (does that make sense?).

I had some trouble with the switch a couple of times early on and ARB ended up replacing the rocker-type switch with a toggle switch and with a waterproof covering and its been trouble-free since.
Would "do it again".
DickyBeach.
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Follow Up By: Member - DickyBeach - Thursday, Feb 03, 2005 at 22:02

Thursday, Feb 03, 2005 at 22:02
Picking up on Wayne's comments (a) my bracket is still strong after trips up the CSR and GRR and Simpson and (b) agree that the Versa-Lite solution is darn good - I have both.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 22:34

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 22:34
Dicky ,
I think the idea will be to get the Kaymar and upgrade the switch straight away and later look at upgrading the light .
Thanks for your input ,
Willie .
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Reply By: Member Eric - Thursday, Feb 03, 2005 at 22:12

Thursday, Feb 03, 2005 at 22:12
I have both also . Versa and kaimar rear light . I fing the rear light handy for when you pull into camp at night and need to set up . Also works fantastic when you swivel it and point it towards the tail gate to find things in the rear ofthe car , or when you are cooking on the tail gate .

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 20:26

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 20:26
Thanks for the info Eric . Saw your listing in Overlander.
Willie
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Reply By: Member - 'Lucy' - Thursday, Feb 03, 2005 at 22:44

Thursday, Feb 03, 2005 at 22:44
Willie

This is just to add to the 'positions' taken by the above Illuminati.

(1) I have had the subject light for 4 years and it came with the KAYMAR Bar and Spare Whel carrier.

(2) When being fitted, I had it wired so that it can be operated either externally or internally off the dash.

(3) If you use a Hi-lift Jack like I do and it is attached to the opposite side of the spare wheel to the said light then you are going to find that the Jack sits smack in front of the light. Bugger!. Solution:- make an off-set extention bracket for the light head.

(4) Doubles as a S H I T H O T and a bit reversing light that can be activated from within the truck.

(5) Use it how you like otherwise.

(6) Also it can be extremely useful in deterring those S H I T for brains that like to sit behind you flicking their lights at you for whatever reason.

NOTE: Mine has never had a mounting problem, however after one central Australia trip the external switch copped a guts full of b/dust and water which took half a can of 'spray' to get going again.

I like the suggestion of the sealed toggle switch arrangement in this aspect.

Have a nice one

Ken Robinson

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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 22:27

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 22:27
Thanks Ken ,
It's 90% positive so I am going to get one .
Willie .
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 03, 2005 at 22:55

Thursday, Feb 03, 2005 at 22:55
Made my own, well AWILL did...
2 sections of box section, one slides inside other, drill hole, weld nut on side of hole on larger one, 1 bolt to pinch it up, weld the larger box to the wheel carrier.

PRICE $0.00 all offcuts

Light: weld a nut on top of the narrow box, screw a hella 181, or Predator, or what ever you like into it..

You now have light that WORKS, and is $130 cheaper than Kaymar
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 22:28

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 22:28
Truckster ,
You make it sound so easy , I might have a go .
Thanks ,
Willie .
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 22:44

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 22:44
Seriously, if you have a welder, and a hacksaw and a few offcuts of box, its a POP!
SHame your in shtiney I have a few spare hella 181s!
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Reply By: Member - Landie - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 10:01

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 10:01
Hi Willie

I have one and have not had any problems with the mounting. However, looking around, there are far better lights that you could use.

Might see you around Epping sometime, we are near Boronia Park........

regards
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Follow Up By: Penguin (NSW) - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 13:13

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 13:13
Wonderful area - North Ryde myself. :-)
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 18:39

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 18:39
Penguin and Landie ,
Look out for a silver 100 series Cruiser and give me a toot .
Thanks for the info Landie - I used to know a bush foods guy at the suburb Boronia Park . Do you live there , or at Boronia Park in Epping ?
Willie .

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