Hi all, I am the new owner of a (new to me) 2019 Cascadia full condo sleeper.
I’m looking to add beacon lights for oversize/length loads and general safety when maneuvering into job sites.
Can anybody post some pictures of where they have their strobes/beacons mounted on a full roof truck? TIA
Strobe mounting location on Condo Sleeper!
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I would mount them on the mirrors
we use the crescent lights and the E-3 lights from Strobes & More
Mounting two crescent lights back to back makes it a 360 light,
Or mounting it horizontally on the side of a vehicle makes it visible from front back and side .
The E-3 strobe is very very bright even on its lowest setting .
Two of them mounted vertically , back to back with a little wedge in the center so they both point out a little, are brighter than any 360 strobe ever could be .
I think it’s because the 360 strobes don’t have a reflector behind the light , and the top of the 360 is usually open and allows sunlight inside the light housing which dilutes the effect .
At any rate , spend the money and get some good quality lights
the cheap ones may satisfy the legal requirements but if you want people to notice you , get the good ones .
When we switched from 360 strobes to the E3 There was a very noticeable difference in how the other traffic gave us a little more space .
Probabaly because the lights were burning their eyeballs .
we got the E-3 because we clamp them to the corner of the wide load , if we were mounting them permanently we’d have gotten the E-6 with twice the lights .
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My state requires an annual permit for emergency warning lights , sticks in the bottom corner of the windshield , costs a couple dollars .
My state to the best of my knowledge doesn’t enforce this rule , at least on construction vehicles , but the permit is honored in the other states .
you think the United States is one country .
Until you haul an oversized load across 9 states .
Then you learn real quick that every state has a different rule regarding oversize loads . when you get your oversize trip permit from each state , READ IT !
it will also have curfews , certain locations you can’t drive during certain hours .
in Ohio you can’t cross any bridge that’s not on your permitted route , which means you can’t exit the interstate and cross the interstate to a truck stop on the other side .
some towns require you to phone ahead and they will provide a police escort through town .
In Tennessee you can run after dark if you have flashing red marker lights on the corners of your load . But if I remember correctly no other state allows driving after dark
some states require you to be off the road 30 minutes BEFORE sunset .
Other states require you to be off the road 30 minutes AFTER sunset .
read your permit and make notes of where to turn , look it up on Google maps satellites view and verify that you have adequate room ,
Also scroll along your route and you will find some exit ramps with extra wide shoulders or multiple turn lanes , make a note of these in case you need to stop for a load check etc .
some states you can purchase an annual blanket permit that allows you run in daylight hours with no additional trip specific permits , but it’s on YOU to make sure you don’t cross any load rated bridges etc .
And any over height strikes are on YOU, no matter what the state route permit says.
if you are overwidth and on the permitted route and encounter a lane or road you can’t fit on , STOP and call the number on the permit .
If you’re blocking the road , call the local police and advise them of the situation and ask them to send someone to direct traffic
If you turn down the wrong road and have to back out into a busy road , call the local police and ask for someone to assist with traffic so you can safely back into the busy road .
most officers would much rather arrive on scene and stop traffic for three minutes so you can back out , than to work an accident for two hours and fill out forms for the rest of their shift .Last edited: Jun 15, 2023
On ours, the company is based in GA, trucks are registered in GA with GA apportioned license plates and have the GA Amber light permit .
Runs 48 states and never had any issues with other states about the light permit .
had issues with some scales claiming the light wasn’t working, etc . but never any issue with the permit for the light .blairandgretchen Thanks this.
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