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Old 08-18-2005, 05:36 PM   #15
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Hmm.... or maybe just a sign that says "Tailgaters beware, sewage tank may discharge unexpectedly!"!
I had a bumper sticker with the legend "I BRAKE FOR TAILGATERS".
Don't know if it worked, but I was never rear-ended while driving that vehicle.
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Old 08-18-2005, 06:30 PM   #16
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After the recent rear end collision of Barkingspider it occured to me that a brighter stop light might help prevent some rear enders.

I did a search and did not come up with anything.

Has anyone done bright stop lamps or flashing stop lights?

I ordered & replaced all my clearance lights with LED's last summer from
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They have a large selection of different LED products
I'm been very happy with what I have,
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Old 08-18-2005, 07:28 PM   #17
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LEDDDDDDDDDDDDD's

My favorite Light emitting diodes are the ones that you can string around the window in lots of colors. Then when you wire them to brake lights they light up like a rainbow and really gets the idiots attention. But I really like the idea of a big bumper sticker that says "Short leash on my sewer dump for tailgaters" and then perhaps really have a little dump ready for some folks as I really think a 50 Caliber bullet from the back of an airstream might get one in a little bit of trouble in some state. Me being a libertarian with a little ' l ' I do hope we all carry some guns in our life for idiots who tailgate and act belligerent.
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Old 08-18-2005, 07:55 PM   #18
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I'd kinda like a proximity warning to tell me when some little compact was trying to climb in my rear bumper. Then I want a hydraulic lift on the bumper lid followed by deploying a 50 mm machine gun (gatling style like on the A-6 Wart Hog) to discourage tailgaters.

Or in a kinder gentler world maybe just a paint gun.

God made big men, God made little men, Smith & Wesson made them all alike.

Tin Lizzie

Hmm.... or maybe just a sign that says "Tailgaters beware, sewage tank may discharge unexpectedly!"!
We have had several bumper stickers...but never that one My two favorites were, "Keep honking...driver reloading" and "Horn is broke, watch for finger"

IMHO I don't care how big and bright a tail light you put back there, there is always going to be some idiot that is going too fast, or not paying enough attention and it going to plow into you regardless..Yes a center mount light MAY reduce the number of incidences, BUT the odds are someone will get you ...

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Old 08-18-2005, 08:47 PM   #19
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I put a rear deck on my old Champion and mounted a poly trouble box and generator on it. The rear lights made me worry about the rearener factor so I opted for a new rear bumper...

http://www.truckchrome.com/prod_deta...&userid=123118

Heavy chrome, three lights on each side, very bright indeed... between the high polish of the chrome and the bright lights it really made the difference. $250 delivered.
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Paula??? Putting the Warthog's 'stinger' out the back might work. The kick would put you over the trailer tires' rated speed I fear -- BTW, they're 30mm, not 50 caliber. You sure this is what you have in mind? At least your tongue weight will decrease!!!
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Old 08-19-2005, 05:05 AM   #21
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Close call

Coming back from the mountains (White) last weekend on RT 16, (lousy road to travel on the weekends) I looked behind and watched a BMW skid broadside into the break down lane coming up to a traffic light. Don't know if more lights would help, but I started looking on the net for something that would not take from the sleek design of our Airstream...
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Old 08-19-2005, 05:24 AM   #22
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Coming back from the mountains (White) last weekend on RT 16, (lousy road to travel on the weekends) I looked behind and watched a BMW skid broadside into the break down lane coming up to a traffic light. Don't know if more lights would help, but I started looking on the net for something that would not take from the sleek design of our Airstream...
How about airbags that stay inside the trunk compartment, until sensors detect a vehicle within a foot of the rear of the trailer, then they inflate to reduce impact. It would also be useful for Airstreamers that tend to back into trees...
The inflation gas could be Helium, to keep weight down on the rear.
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Old 08-19-2005, 12:39 PM   #23
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Back on track

Hey guys lets get back on track.
I know that all of you are ingenius and talented. lets design and build them.
Think outside the box.
Lets do it!
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