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Old 28 April 2006, 12:20   #1
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towing at night

going to devon in a few weeks time and are going to be going down through the night in a hope to miss some traffic at bristol , does any one put side marker lights on rib, so people over taking dont pull in on you, or dont you bother. i was thinking of tying glow sticks to rib handles, wot you think

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Old 28 April 2006, 12:36   #2
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Light sticks work quite well if they are attached to the life lines towards the back of the tubes. If you lay the light sticks parallel to the life line and use sellotape works good, particularly in heavy traffic in towns.

I've attached reflectors to the black plastic mudguards as well. These are particularly useful when on dark Devon country lanes and you can't see anything!

Other than that, make sure you have a full width light board that works and you'll be ok.

If your going to do it often get some reflective tape from a truck compny and mark up the trailer on the draw bar and the like.

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Old 28 April 2006, 13:02   #3
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I've got reflective yellow stickers on the front of my trailer guards-it makes them visible in the light from the car rear lights so you have a reference.
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Old 28 April 2006, 14:14   #4
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I use these. I use them by day also. You'd be surprised how many folk don't look further than one car ahead and are caught out because they haven't noticed a fekkin great boat following behind.
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Old 28 April 2006, 14:15   #5
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My ifor williams trailer I use for work has little rubber mounted side lights that show the full width when aproachi ng head on .
I think they are a god idea since an ignorant bus driver lost his mirror on the cradle of my small Yatch trailer that was wider than my Transit van .
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Old 28 April 2006, 15:19   #6
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I have rigged my trailer board up with an extra 4metre cable and a red brake light, which hangs from the underside of the a-frame as a high level brake light..... mainly cos the trailer board is extremely low to the ground. My last van couldn't handle the extra light bulb (fuses), but the Pug Expert seems quite happy with it.


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