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Old 12-03-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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no backup lights

Hello, just wanted to know if anyone has had success in installing backup lights on a newer Flying Cloud? We have a 2013, 25ft FB Flying Cloud. We called the dealership and was told they don't have them.... We had a 25ft Safari that had backup lights. Totally dissapointed to find this out. Seems like a safety hazard. Any suggestions?

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Old 12-03-2012, 07:03 PM   #2
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Not sure but I have a 2010 Classic that does have backup lights that I have never gone to the trouble to hook up. On the newer trailers the LED brake lights are bright enough to use for backing at night. I don't see it as a safety thing.

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Old 12-03-2012, 07:37 PM   #3
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Our '74 Argosy had backup lights. Our '06 Safari doesn't.

Evidently there is no industry requirement on this. Seems that more recently they've only been on Classics -- and I have no idea about transitional years, etc. Backup lights?

Honestly -- dimming through rear-view mirrors or the side windows on my truck cap is so bad, I think I'd have to have rearward pointing floods to help to any degree. Currently I can back up at night only if I jump out and go back to scope it out about every 5-10 feet of progress. The better alternative is if there is snow on the ground. Honest. Contrast and visibility is so much better!

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Old 12-03-2012, 07:38 PM   #4
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The backup lights on my Classic are really not bright enough to show you much anyway. Lets others know that your are backing, but that's it.

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Old 12-03-2012, 08:18 PM   #5
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I guess I was spoiled with our 99 safari since I never seem to get to where we want tospend the night prior to sunset the old eyes aren't what they usedto be
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