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Old 08-23-2009, 11:37 PM   #29
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What a great thread. Thanks Dacia. If I had the luxury to do it all again, I would only do some minor things not really worth mentioning as I really like the way our TW turned out.

The one thing I would do though is to put in a third brake light inside the bathroom window and have it set up where there are actually two, matching ones side-by-side. One for each brake/turn signal. These would be set up where they just plug in when getting ready to hit the road and are stored away when not in use. I'm still engineering this in my head but am quite certain it will work.


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Old 08-31-2009, 12:54 PM   #30
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My current thought is to use the outboard marker lights as turn lights and the center rear marker light as a brake light. The more warning I can give the person behind me, the better.

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Old 08-31-2009, 05:41 PM   #31
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Brad and Hampstead, those are both good ideas on signals and braking lights. I don't have a center rear marker so I'm going to investigate Brad's idea. I certainly agree, anything extra to warn the person behind me may prevent a panel replacement, or worse.
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Old 12-20-2009, 06:41 AM   #32
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anything extra to warn the person behind me may prevent a panel replacement, or worse.
Great ideas, I never gave much thought for additional brake/turn signal lights as a permanent installation but I did purchase a magnetic set of trailer lights for those times that, at the last minute when you hook up, you find that the trailer lights are not working and you want to get on the road NOW.

My original thought was to put them on the bumper if needed. The idea to place them in the bathroom window is a good idea, but would they be too close together in the window

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