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. Gumper

    Gumper Road Train Member

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    They are cheap plastic chrome junk. It’s much easier to clean the dust off the dash without them there. I also removed the chrome switch covers with the plastic diamonds on the tips. I don’t like the chrome overload.
     
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  3. DeereRunner97

    DeereRunner97 Medium Load Member

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    Whether it’s in the regulations or not, my OCD could not put up with a light being out
     
  4. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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  5. 1nicevette

    1nicevette Medium Load Member

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    You have a beautiful set up
     
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  6. mgjackson68

    mgjackson68 Bobtail Member

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    Extra lights? No thanks...

    I do not care to call attention to myself. And although I am a pretty good mechanic, including electrical, I do not care to work on #### on the road.

    Our trailers (~150 Great Dane and Utility 53' reefers 2017 and newer) all have the factory five lights upper and lower on the sides, and four tail/stop/turn on the rear...that is enough to not look like a crappy fleet-spec trailer while not shouting "Look at me!".

    As far as legality of additional lights not working, why would you have that crap on your truck and not working? If you are not able to do a near-factory quality installation, either pay a professional to do it or leave it off.
     
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  7. StrokerTSi

    StrokerTSi Medium Load Member

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    Unfortunately most "professional " techs are hacks when it comes to electrical repairs or wiring in additional accessories.
     
  8. aaronpeterbilt3787

    aaronpeterbilt3787 Medium Load Member

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    Maybe where you’re from, but where I’m from, if it’s on the truck it’d better work. Got a warning myself for this.
     
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  9. aaronpeterbilt3787

    aaronpeterbilt3787 Medium Load Member

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    Fmsca don’t apply where I’m from!
     
  10. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    Where might that be? Transylvania? Our member @Frank Speak hails from there. You know him?
     
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  11. Deere hunter

    Deere hunter Road Train Member

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    Louisana??
     
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