Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-13-2013, 08:55 AM   #29
Figment of My Imagination
 
Protagonist's Avatar
 
2012 Interstate Coach
From All Over , More Than Anywhere Else
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 10,294
Here's a link to a good summary of the Federal requirements for trailer lighting and reflectors:
http://www.expediter.com/pdf%20folder/J%20folder/J28-30.pdf
I ran across this link while searching or requirements for trucks and vans, since I plan to add conspicuity tape to my Interstate. I can't use it, but maybe you guys can.


Airstream trailers already come with all legally required markers and lamps. If you add conspicuity lights or reflectors beyond the legal minimums, it's probably a good idea to comply with the placement requirements for larger trailers, and not just put them anywhere you feel like putting them.

Mexray's all-around blue lighting would be illegal in Louisiana, according to Louisiana Revised Statute (LRS) 32:309. This link should give you a good starting place for determining the legality of nonstandard lighting by state…
Unlawful Vehicle Modifications: State Laws - FindLaw
__________________

__________________
WBCCI #1105
TAC LA-4

My Google-Fu is strong today.
Protagonist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2013, 09:09 AM   #30
Rivet Master
 
Skater's Avatar
 
1995 30' Excella
Bowie , Maryland
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,344
The stripe on our trailer (and the one on the B190 for that matter) both have a reflective white strip in them. It looks like just ordinary white during the daytime, but at night it's pretty bright when you shine a light on it. When we had the B190 parked in front of the house, as we came around the bend at night toward our house, that white strip was the first thing we'd see. Too bad Airstream got away from that...it really is a nice touch.

For example check out this auction and see the white and blue reflective tapes. A strip of that somewhere along the camper, bottom edge perhaps, should work well and be fairly inconspicuous. I found all kinds of options using the search term "reflective pinstripe tape".
__________________

__________________
1995 Airstream Classic 30' Excella 1000
2014 Ram 2500 Crew Cab with Cummins 6.7L Diesel

Sold but not forgotten: 1991 Airstream B190
Sold: 2006 F-250 6.0L Powerstroke Supercab
Skater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2013, 09:22 AM   #31
Figment of My Imagination
 
Protagonist's Avatar
 
2012 Interstate Coach
From All Over , More Than Anywhere Else
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 10,294
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skater View Post
The stripe on our trailer (and the one on the B190 for that matter) both have a reflective white strip in them. It looks like just ordinary white during the daytime, but at night it's pretty bright when you shine a light on it. When we had the B190 parked in front of the house, as we came around the bend at night toward our house, that white strip was the first thing we'd see. Too bad Airstream got away from that...it really is a nice touch.

For example check out this auction and see the white and blue reflective tapes. A strip of that somewhere along the camper, bottom edge perhaps, should work well and be fairly inconspicuous. I found all kinds of options using the search term "reflective pinstripe tape".
The Sprinter vans used by Cox Communications for their cable service techs have a white reflective band about the same place that Airstream Interstates have their chrome band (there are three of those service technicians living on my block, so I see their trucks all the time). I'm thinking of putting a similar white reflective band on my Interstate, just below the chrome band (and a matching one on my toad while I'm at it). But for the back of the Interstate, I'm going to stick with DOT-approved red-and-white reflector tape on the rear bumper and mudflap supports (I have a removable hitch-mounted mudflap for when I tow my Honda) and white reflector tape around the upper corners of the rear door frames, since those are the approved colors and locations for reflector tape on trucks.
__________________

__________________
WBCCI #1105
TAC LA-4

My Google-Fu is strong today.
Protagonist is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Reflectix Reflective Insulation toastie Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 33 01-18-2014 06:11 PM
3m mounting tape billiards Generators & Solar Power 4 05-28-2010 05:02 PM
How do I remove this @#$% tape? 63Silver Exterior Restoration Forum 34 02-12-2009 08:31 PM
Reflective Safety: Conspicuity Tape slowmover Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 8 11-17-2008 08:37 AM
Rear window reflective film jaiman Windows & Screens 3 07-19-2005 09:32 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.