To chicken light, or not

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Gumper, Jan 18, 2020.

Opinions on the extra truck lights

  1. Keep what’s left of the glorious lights

    9 vote(s)
    10.1%
  2. Take all of it off, go bare minimum

    24 vote(s)
    27.0%
  3. Add more like it’s Christmas

    56 vote(s)
    62.9%
  1. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

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    The only people I run into are poorly educated techs at the truckstop who say "it's got to work." A one word answer "no" is clear enough to me!
     
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  3. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Arizona if there's a light on the truck it has to work.
     
  4. Snow Monster

    Snow Monster Medium Load Member

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    The less junk you hang on your truck, the less problems you will have.
    It's also easier to get lost in the crowd if need be.

    Knew a trucker that was obsessed with lights, had a couple hundred on the truck, kept burning out alternators and kept replacing or rebuilding them, then added a second alternator to keep up with the lights, was seen on the side of road many times trying to fix shorts, replacing bulbs and changing alternators.

    He never did catch on, his lights were his top priority, the downtime and costs weren't even a thought or consideration.
    I'm surprised that truck never caught fire with all the shoddy wiring on it.
     
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  5. DeereRunner97

    DeereRunner97 Medium Load Member

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    I personally like the looks of chicken lights. If it were me and I had the time to wire it all up correctly, I would definitely run them
     

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  6. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    I’m sure you can back that up with a relevant regulation?
     
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  7. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    Nice looking setup you have!!
     
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  8. DeereRunner97

    DeereRunner97 Medium Load Member

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    Thank you, sir. She has had her problems, but I’m pretty sure they all do
     
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  9. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    My last annual. If it don't work, it don't pass.
     
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  10. Gumper

    Gumper Road Train Member

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    That’s what they told me too, and they are wrong. Of course they are the ones putting their name on it, so you’re at their mercy.
     
  11. bobbyhill

    bobbyhill Light Load Member

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    I dont understand why you would take the bezels off the gauges thier zero maintenance and make it not look like a fleet truck
     
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