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Old 02-12-2011, 11:26 PM   #15
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Marker lights

I am not really sure about this but I believe operating running/marker lights are required by law. Why would AS or any other builder put them on if they weren't required.
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:47 AM   #16
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You don't have to be conventional with the scare light. I like the look of the flush mount Signalstat scare light but it is a huge hole to add. You could add a surface mount lamp but then you need a switch inside and another huge hole. I added a surface mount lamp over the old, obsolete round convenience outlet lamp socket. It's a license plate lamp and I can reinstall the old outlet again if I want to. There's a pic in my profile images. My philosophy is to try not to add any holes bigger than a rivet can plug later if I change my mind.

So here's an easy alternative. Pick up a silver-colored led solar garden lamp at Walmart for $2. Prop that up outside for a porch light. You can always add the original style lamp later, it wires to the adjacent wall lamp thru a switch.
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:54 AM   #17
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As far as lights required by law? I think this is mostly a requirement for the manufacturer and it changes every year or so. You should be fine with what came on the trailer but all those lights have to work correctly to avoid a ticket.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:00 AM   #18
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I'll be the oddball on the back up lights. I like them since we often arrive after dark and it gives my wife a little better view of where I'm backin in to. It makes rocks, logs, etc. easier to see. She has a flash light, but the back up lights on our Overlander are bright and give her a much better view.
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I'll be the oddball on the back up lights. I like them since we often arrive after dark and it gives my wife a little better view of where I'm backin in to. It makes rocks, logs, etc. easier to see. She has a flash light, but the back up lights on our Overlander are bright and give her a much better view.
I like them too. I can see them on while backing and they do come in handy.

Really helps if you don't have a spotter at night. The wires should be there and it is a fairly easy upgrade.
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The wires definitely aren't there on mine. Though they probably were. I'm replacing all the wires since mine was one of the few years wired with aluminum wiring.
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I have found that I do better if I turn off the headlights and turn on the 4-way flashers. 35+ years of driving semis. Sal.
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