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Old 09-09-2018, 12:58 PM   #1
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Towing with exterior lights on?

We have a 2019 RW 3901 WB and love it. I'm wondering if it's a good or a bad idea to have the red underlighting(marked exterior lighting) and the "redwood frown" on the front lit up while towing at night?
The "frown" is up by the marker lights and the underlighting would make the position of the coach on the roadway more visible.

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Old 09-09-2018, 03:30 PM   #2
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We have a 2019 RW 3901 WB and love it. I'm wondering if it's a good or a bad idea to have the red underlighting(marked exterior lighting) and the "redwood frown" on the front lit up while towing at night?
The "frown" is up by the marker lights and the underlighting would make the position of the coach on the roadway more visible.

Thank you,

Kris
I will say NO.... With Red lights meaning BRAKE LIGHTS, that could cause some questions by people that get confused easily... They are out there...

Just my opinion..
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Sound logic, thank you.. I really like the idea of illuminating the under the coach while pulling at night, but I don't want to confuse the other guys on the road..
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If I recall drivers ed, if that frown was amber you could leave it on, red only on the rear.
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Old 09-09-2018, 04:31 PM   #5
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Makes sense.
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If I recall drivers ed, if that frown was amber you could leave it on, red only on the rear.


DOT laws 3 closely positioned AMBER forward facing lights high mounted is 8' wide load and the outside corner marker clearance lights are also amber
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Old 09-09-2018, 05:45 PM   #7
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We have a 2019 RW 3901 WB and love it. I'm wondering if it's a good or a bad idea to have the red underlighting(marked exterior lighting) and the "redwood frown" on the front lit up while towing at night?
The "frown" is up by the marker lights and the underlighting would make the position of the coach on the roadway more visible.

Thank you,

Kris

FWIW, 6 years ago (2cd year of ownership) I replaced the back-up lights with amber LED lamp fixtures and the taillights with red LED lamp fixtures. I re-wired the amber fixtures into the turn signal circuits. Now, when the turn signals go on, there is no question about them being visible unless the person is driving blind or reading their text messages.

Also, I always tow with all lights on including fog lights on the truck during daylight hours. I want the entire rig to be as visible as possible. I never tow after dark.
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I did something similar to Guy. I removed the back up lights & replaced all 4 with red LED lights, all 4 light up when the taillights & stop lights are on & 2 on each side as turn signals, if they can't see me from behind they're blind. Didn't ever plan to be backing after dark & the wimpy factory back up lights wouldn't have helped much anyway.
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The only one I might consider running while traveling would be the yellow Smile in front.

I too removed the factory tail lamps and added 4 led lamps for running, brake and turn signals, but since the backup wire was there, I added 2 18" led backup lights to the hitch bar. I made a section an angle iron to mount lights too and bolted it to my skid wheel brackets. So I have lots of brake and turning lights now and still have backup lights - not really for night backing but just to let those behind me know that I am backing up..

Do a search here, I posted some pictures a few years ago.

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I guess see this point, my question is, what does the forum think of putting the "ground effect" underbelly LED lighting on while pulling at night?
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