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Old 04-11-2014, 11:17 AM   #41
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I keep it simple and just use the DW to check lights.
That's the best way - but the OP's question asked how if "alone".
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:18 AM   #42
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OK, senior moment. I get as many as I need in a given day.
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:19 AM   #43
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Back when I was running fleets of school buses, most of the drivers used windshield scrapers wedged between seat and brake pedal to check the brake lights. Newer buses - ICs, specifically, have a single button that activates all of the lights at one time, just for the purpose of checking them.

Same thing I do I'll take a tire buddy move the driver seat forward and wedge the tire buddy between the seat and break peddle
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:32 AM   #44
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Hadn't thought about it, but this is another use that could be performed by these wireless cameras that several of us are using. Just place it behind the RV aiming at it, and look at the monitor as you do your brake/light checks.

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Old 04-11-2014, 12:16 PM   #45
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Just remember even if your wife of camping buddy's check them it's ultimately the drivers responsibility if you get in a wreck and the officer ask you did you check your lights and you say my wife or friend did guess who's getting citied
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:26 PM   #46
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Once again - see my #6 post.

Once again - how come you always got to argue?
Because he is the OLD COOT simple.......
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Because he is the OLD COOT simple.......
You're probably right.
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Much adieu about a minor expenditure of time, turn the 4 way flashers on, the headlights on and less than a 1 minute walk around, put the vehicle in reverse, look in the mirror for back up light reflection and upper brake light reflection. No 1/2 full cans, props, patio stones or other people involved. All checked in a minute or less.
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You are smart to check your lights work before you pull away< I do it with a screw driver, wedged to press against my break petal. That's really all you can do. You have no control if the light burns out when traveling. If I get pulled over I get pulled over. I'm not going to let it ruin my day or night. I'm surely not going to buy a camera to keep and eye on them. I think the old rule of thumb was that for every 10 miles of speed you should leave 1 car length between you and the car ahead of you. If some idiot is texting they are going to hit you anyway, lights or not.
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Much adieu about a minor expenditure of time, turn the 4 way flashers on, the headlights on and less than a 1 minute walk around, put the vehicle in reverse, look in the mirror for back up light reflection and upper brake light reflection. No 1/2 full cans, props, patio stones or other people involved. All checked in a minute or less.
I agree good at night but you would not see that during the day?
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