RV With The Tanners add Side Lights to their Bighorn

By:  Jim & Melinda Tanner

30th Aug, 18

RV With The Tanners add NiLight LED flood lights to the side of their Heartland Bighorn to illuminate campsites and aid in nighttime set-ups.

We recently wrote about adding rear lights to our Bighorn. We added this feature as we typically arrive at our campsite in the dark during winter camping trips.

The rear lights did an amazing job of providing light at the back of the RV, yet we still had some blind spots on the side of the RV. Luckily, when running the wire for the rear lights, we added additional wiring for side lights just in case....!!

In the pictures below, you can see the door side (with the stairs) and the off door side of the RV. Note, in the second image, you can clearly see the water pipe/faucet and the power breaker.  The 3rd picture was taken from the exact same spot as the second image without the side lights. They say a picture speaks a 1000 words and I think this is a clear acknowledgement of why installing the side lights was a good idea!

*A version of this article was originally published on www.rvwiththetanners.com. It is published here with permission. All opinions expressed are solely those of the author.*


Jim & Melinda Tanner

Jim & Melinda Tanner


About Melinda and Jim......

We met at Oregon State University. Jim currently works in the high technology industry while Melinda works in Education. 

We have 2 boys and enjoy camping as a family and being in the outdoors.

Jim grew up in Oregon and Melinda, having moved from Virginia, has come to love the Pacific Northwest's vast outdoor/camping opportunities.