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Old 09-13-2008, 01:20 PM   #1
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Third Brakelight on Airstream

Has anyone put a third brakelight on there Airstream.I sometimes wonder if they are noticable at night that much.They are LED light but I have only 2 of them.Has anyone tried doing something like this?I am going to look around and see if I can find something.
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Old 09-13-2008, 03:34 PM   #2
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do you mean up above the back window... It might be more visible but you can see the other just fine right? Why the extra work....????
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Old 09-13-2008, 03:38 PM   #3
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If you think it's needed - this ought to get you noticed:

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This something that I've also thought about. Would probably be difficult to wire in a high mounted brake light but how about a unit similar to what they're making to add turn signals to existing mirrors which uses a small radio transmitter to control the remote light? If you haven't seen these here is a link to one:

Turnsmart Turn Signal Mirror, Signal Mirror Kits, Side Mirror Signal Lights

Not sure if something like this is made in the way of a high mounted brake light.
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I had thought about this too and am giving serious thought to wiring in one on the inside that would show out the rear window. I would like to set it up where I could unplug it while camping and open houses but plug it back in for traveling. The existing brake light wires would be accessed through the inner skin behind the bath cabinet since its flush with the rear wall under the window. I've got some engineering to do to make it work but I think it could be done.

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Old 09-13-2008, 05:12 PM   #6
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Do all of you not think your brake lights of the trailer are bright enough? have you been rear ended???

I'm not sure what the point of one is????
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Do all of you not think your brake lights of the trailer are bright enough? have you been rear ended???..
I'm not sure what the point of one is????
not only are the older lights NOT bright enough, but bulbs burn out quickly and the light up is SLOW...

the newer LEDs a/s tail lights are WILDLY bright....

http://www.airforums.com/forums/show...2&postcount=22

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f311...hts-23544.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f37/...ion-17847.html

and yes REARENDING does happen....

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ler-17704.html

devo....

i've got the 'light bar' ganglin linked, on the truck...

it really is bright, easy to attach and wire and would work nicely on the 'stream tail too!

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Old 09-13-2008, 05:31 PM   #8
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purman - What don't you understand about safety? If there is no need for one on a trailer why are they used on cars/trucks? Do you need to be rear ended before you try and take steps to prevent it? I think a high mounted brake light is a great idea and I don't even drive at night!
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I have seen them.They are bright. Apperently the Motor vehicle association and Insurance institute agrees, they are standard on all cars now.

I think they look good on the back of an Airstream. Right below the rear bathroom window, but above the License plate.

I have seen an Airstream Rear ended, The picture was posted on these forums.
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The Airstreams are great during the day and on a clear night maybe.But what about those hard rainy days or those really foggy times.I always have trouble and I hate it when I have to look harder.I do slow down on the roads also but what about the next man or woman who does not.

Putting one on the inside rear window would be a good spot.I even thought about maybe one of those hitch type brake lights also.You could mount it to the bottom of the bumper.Or maybe fix it to sit on top of the tag light right at there eye level.

My vehicle is even setup to put in a rear foglight for those foggy days.From what I know these are standard overseas.Just a clear white light on one side of the vehicle.You will see that even Airstream overseas does the little extras.If I remember correctly.Here is an example from Airstream Europe.You can even see the clear fog light and extra safety light.Even though we dont get them why not make it better for yourself.
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Here is site that I thought was really intresting.Everything is either billet or Aluminum.Pretty cool stuff but just a little pricey.
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...My vehicle is even setup to put in a rear foglight for those foggy days.From what I know these are standard overseas.Just a clear white light on one side of the vehicle...
but clear/white REAR projecting lights used while driving, are ILLEGAL in the usa, i think.

red fog/rain lights are ok, i've got 2 on a euro station wagon, but some folks are annoyed by them.

so the euro 'stream photo, the right/red is ok here, but the white/left is NOT.

those are nice led/brake lights u linked, buy one and post pix of the install.

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purman - What don't you understand about safety? If there is no need for one on a trailer why are they used on cars/trucks? Do you need to be rear ended before you try and take steps to prevent it? I think a high mounted brake light is a great idea and I don't even drive at night!

I do understand about safety!!! IF there is no need then Why arn't they putting them on trailers?????......Only cars and truck ???.... None on semi trailers???

I asked a question, didn't make a statement......Don't need to get snippy.

I'm not saying don't do it.. And I would agree about putting LED light on instead of the old ones.. I'm gonna do that... You already have 3-4 lights across the top of the trailer. plus your break and running lights... If someone rear ends you It's not because they don't see you.. It's because they are following to close....

I just wonder how much of a difference it will really make... It will only light up when the brakes come on, so if it is foggy there gonna hit you regardless...

Wonder if you could rig your top red running lights into your break lights, then you wouldn't have to add lights...

Just a thought...
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The original purpose of the light was so that the cars two or three back could see your brake light through the windows of the car behind you. I think the lights on your airstream are high enough that you don't need one.

But it's your airstream. If it looks cool do it!
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