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Recommended Wire Gauge to Wire 8 Marker Lights and 2 Taillights on a Homemade Camper


Im using 8 marker lamps and two tail lights on a homemade camper. Would it be OK to use 16 AWG wire or should I use 14 AWG? Im not sure whether Ill be using regular light bulbs or LEDs. Thanks for your answer!


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You can use 14 or 16 gauge wire for your marker and tail lights on your camper. I recommend using the Deka 14 gauge jacket wire # DW04923-1 because it's insulated for abrasion and chemical resistance. Having more marker lights means more draw on your circuit, and the reason I would go with the 14 gauge wire is because it can handle more amp draw.

You also may need heat shrink butt connectors like # DW05744-10 to join lengths together.

I included an installation video and video review on the butt connectors for you too.

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