Christmas lights on truck

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by scott180, Dec 4, 2021.

  1. scott180

    scott180 Heavy Load Member

    Dec 10, 2012
    Tooele, UT
    My wife wants to decorate the truck. We have battery powered lights that will work well in the front window. These would only be used when we shut down at night, never driving of course. Then a tensel truck carrying a tree and some bows for the grill. I don't think it will mess with air flow at all.

    The ones I'm not sure about are the lights for the grill. Putting some on will be easy but what won't get me a ticket to have on while running. Are colored lights ok? What about flashing? Any advise?

    Also, who else is decorating their home away from home? Show your truck off.
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  3. Pamela1990

    Pamela1990 Road Train Member

    Nov 7, 2021
    B.C. Canada
    I've a few years ran a string of green lights on the front of my truck, but stopped doing that.
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  4. Six9GS

    Six9GS Road Train Member

    Dec 3, 2012
    Yuma, AZ
    I've thought about doing some kind of Xmas decorating to my truck. But, just thought about it. Hasn't gone anywhere, probably never will.
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  5. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Flint, MI
    There are reasons only specific colored lights are allowed in specific areas of the vehicle. Dont make everyone unsafe just to stroke your ego.

    Just run the lights while stopped and leave it at that.
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  6. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

    Aug 31, 2018
    You do you, that’s all that matters.
  7. John E.

    John E. Light Load Member

    Apr 4, 2021
    New Brunswick
    Back in the day I would decorate my Rig. Would rent property from the Montgomery Ward shopping plaza in New Port Richie.
    Then I set up my Rig and rented lot with Christmas lights and Christmas trees. My trailer would hold a thousand trees.
    I would gross around $ 28,000.00 for a weeks work. Yeah, those were the days.
  8. DrFlush

    DrFlush Road Train Member

    Mar 22, 2011
    Upstate NY
    I would not run with lights lit on the grill. It is illegal to run any colored lights in some states. I know for a fact red is illegal on the front in NY and blue is illegal anywhere in MA. This us of course unless you have authority as in NY a Fire Chief officer. It would take a true Richard of an officer but why take the chance.
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  9. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Florida Panhandle
    D542142D-68F7-47F7-981D-D65181CE77D3.jpeg Once again, the chicken haulers and bull wagons are getting a good chuckle reading this thread. :D:D
    Merry Christmas!:santa:
  10. Lazer

    Lazer Heavy Load Member

    Jan 22, 2017
    Technically, only amber, or clear lights are allowed on the foward of a vehicle, on the rear, red or amber(signal) are allowed. Depending on the mood of a LEO, that’s the question.
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