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Old 31 January 2013, 14:55   #1
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Lights down side of rig

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Quite a few times when I have been towing the boat home in the dark I have been in the middle lane on a motorway overtaking or on dual carriageways and as my car has passed the vehicle I have overtaken they have gone to pull out behind me and then swerved back in as they didn't realise I was towing. This has happened quite a bit to me and is an accident waiting to happen.

Is there any legal way of adding some form of lights maybe on the winch area so other drivers can see there is a boat attached to the back of my car?

Obviously the right answer is for people to wait a bit before jumping out on the back of me but that's never going to happen. Also needs to be legal as I don't want the police pulling me over. But you do see lorrys having lights down the side of them?
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Old 31 January 2013, 15:01   #2
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Do whatever you want, the best one is bright blue LED's !!!!!!
Doesn't seem to bother anyone other than me.
Right P.I.T.A.
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Yeah know what your saying but when your on sudden death on your driving license I can't afford any more points!
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Put your rear fog lights on, it lights the boat up a treat...
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Put your rear fog lights on, it lights the boat up a treat...
Do not put your rear fogs on.

At all ever, unless it's foggy. Not in snow, rain, hail or night.

Only when there's fog.

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I've got to say though, there's nothing bad about running a string of LED's around your rig whilst under way, on the road.
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Chaps

Quite a few times when I have been towing the boat home in the dark I have been in the middle lane on a motorway overtaking or on dual carriageways and as my car has passed the vehicle I have overtaken they have gone to pull out behind me and then swerved back in as they didn't realise I was towing. This has happened quite a bit to me and is an accident waiting to happen.

Is there any legal way of adding some form of lights maybe on the winch area so other drivers can see there is a boat attached to the back of my car?

Obviously the right answer is for people to wait a bit before jumping out on the back of me but that's never going to happen. Also needs to be legal as I don't want the police pulling me over. But you do see lorrys having lights down the side of them?
Often wondered about this myself going down narrow rds with oncoming traffic is my worry with a wide rib
I had thought about putting some running lights on the mudguards but its the wiring that comes in to question then
Some of these would be good wired to the rib battery http://www.ladistributionltd.com/pro...ed-strip-light
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Often wondered about this myself going down narrow rds with oncoming traffic is my worry with a wide rib
I had thought about putting some running lights on the mudguards but its the wiring that comes in to question then
Some of these would be good wired to the rib battery Product
Well actually, I reckon the more you have the better, but you do get close to CHAVness.

Just light your RIG up in a way where you wouldn't want somebody to hit it.........and stay away from CHAVS and SCUMbags.

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What you want are marker or running lights. They're red behind and white in front. Easy enough to install on the top of the mudguards. I did this on my last roller coaster trailer. However, the lights need to be waterproof, ideally LED bulbs. You can splice the wiring into the main loom if you have a light board (you'll need a detachable point) before it connects to the socket on the car.

That's one of my jobs for the spring before the start of the season.
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I was thinking something like those low lit Christmas lights that you run off a couple of aa batteries and weave them through the winch along the bow of the boat through the grab rails.
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