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Old 04-27-2016, 12:41 AM   #1
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I had a blowout a little while back on the Interstate and noticed while waiting for the roadside service to show up that not many drivers moved to the left lane while passing our RV on the side of the road. When the roadside service truck showed more vehicles, not all, moved over to the left lane. The truck had the amber flashing lights. I know when I see Amber flashing lights I try to move to the left lane. In some states it is the law but it always should be a courtesy if possible.

So I got to thinking about adding some Amber flashing lights to my RV. I did some research and came up with this... Fox Trot LED Dash Light | Deck & Visor Lights | Extreme Tactical Dynamics

I got mine today and am pretty impressed with it. It has a plug to plug into a cigarette lighter and suction cups so I can stick it on the side of my RV. It has 26 different flashing patterns and is bright. I bought an alligator to cigarette lighter adapter so I can connect it to the battery in my RV or just plug into the TV if I have a problem with it. Hopefully it will get some drivers attention and they will give a courtesy pass if I'm disabled along the side of the road. Check it out, plus it is on sale now..

PS.. Don't buy red or blue as those are for police or emergency vehicles..
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:16 AM   #2
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Not a bad price on that either!
I currently carry the reflective triangles and a reflective vest.....sometimes I think you need flags, lights, sirens, bullhorns, hand grenades to get some peoples attention!

FYI- NC has the move over law for all emergency and public service vehicles with lights flashing.
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I had a blowout a little while back on the Interstate and noticed while waiting for the roadside service to show up that not many drivers moved to the left lane while passing our RV on the side of the road. When the roadside service truck showed more vehicles, not all, moved over to the left lane. The truck had the amber flashing lights. I know when I see Amber flashing lights I try to move to the left lane. In some states it is the law but it always should be a courtesy if possible.

So I got to thinking about adding some Amber flashing lights to my RV. I did some research and came up with this... Fox Trot LED Dash Light | Deck & Visor Lights | Extreme Tactical Dynamics

I got mine today and am pretty impressed with it. It has a plug to plug into a cigarette lighter and suction cups so I can stick it on the side of my RV. It has 26 different flashing patterns and is bright. I bought an alligator to cigarette lighter adapter so I can connect it to the battery in my RV or just plug into the TV if I have a problem with it. Hopefully it will get some drivers attention and they will give a courtesy pass if I'm disabled along the side of the road. Check it out, plus it is on sale now..

PS.. Don't buy red or blue as those are for police or emergency vehicles..
Actually I think you will find that "slow down (no room to move over) OR move over" has been adopted as the rule and it typically does not extend to stranded motorists. Moving to another lane is strictly a courtesy move and I do it when I can. Emergency, police and road crews are often mentioned as candidates for this action. Your amber lights will buy you nothing in regards to this issue. Your emergency flashers already provide the most courtesy you will probably receive. It's the type of vehicle that determines what is required and typically the type of vehicle can be recognized by its flashers but even if the flashers are not operating on those vehicles the afore mentioned action could still be required. There are always variations to any adopted rule. JMO
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Actually I think you will find that "slow down (no room to move over) OR move over" has been adopted as the rule and it typically does not extend to stranded motorists. Moving to another lane is strictly a courtesy move and I do it when I can. Emergency, police and road crews are often mentioned as candidates for this action. Your amber lights will buy you nothing in regards to this issue. Your emergency flashers already provide the most courtesy you will probably receive. It's the type of vehicle that determines what is required and typically the type of vehicle can be recognized by its flashers but even if the flashers are not operating on those vehicles the afore mentioned action could still be required. There are always variations to any adopted rule. JMO
Bubbles.. You may be right but it will definitely help get people's attention when buzzing down the highway. Emergency flashers are not very bright in the daylight and don't strobe like these lights do. I'm sure some people will pull over but I've notice some people don't pull over even when it is a police car.

At night, I don't think people will be able to tell if I'm a stranded vehicle/RV or a service truck. Anyway, anything that makes me more visible along the highway is a plus and the price is very reasonable.

Next time your cruising down the highway just notice how quick strobe flashing yellow lights get your attention.... Heck, it could even be me
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I had a blowout a little while back on the Interstate and noticed while waiting for the roadside service to show up that not many drivers moved to the left lane while passing our RV on the side of the road. When the roadside service truck showed more vehicles, not all, moved over to the left lane. The truck had the amber flashing lights. I know when I see Amber flashing lights I try to move to the left lane. In some states it is the law but it always should be a courtesy if possible.

So I got to thinking about adding some Amber flashing lights to my RV. I did some research and came up with this... Fox Trot LED Dash Light | Deck & Visor Lights | Extreme Tactical Dynamics

I got mine today and am pretty impressed with it. It has a plug to plug into a cigarette lighter and suction cups so I can stick it on the side of my RV. It has 26 different flashing patterns and is bright. I bought an alligator to cigarette lighter adapter so I can connect it to the battery in my RV or just plug into the TV if I have a problem with it. Hopefully it will get some drivers attention and they will give a courtesy pass if I'm disabled along the side of the road. Check it out, plus it is on sale now..

PS.. Don't buy red or blue as those are for police or emergency vehicles..
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You guys are killing me. I don't even have my trailer yet, and my list is nine miles long! SS just goes so far, guys! GEEZ@@!!

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This does seem like a great idea!!!
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STOP!!!

You guys are killing me. I don't even have my trailer yet, and my list is nine miles long! SS just goes so far, guys! GEEZ@@!!

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This does seem like a great idea!!!
I didn't say you HAD to buy it... But it is a nice strobe/flasher setup... Just saying... LOL

When do you get your trailer?
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I didn't say you HAD to buy it... But it is a nice strobe/flasher setup... Just saying... LOL

When do you get your trailer?
No, you didn't say I had to buy it. But safety is important and I can see this would be great.

I don't know. It was supposed to hit the conveyor belt Monday! No word. Not sure. I suspect it will be end of May before I can go get it.
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No, you didn't say I had to buy it. But safety is important and I can see this would be great.

I don't know. It was supposed to hit the conveyor belt Monday! No word. Not sure. I suspect it will be end of May before I can go get it.
Good luck, I know you can't wait..

I noticed your tag line and know you will get a kick out of this video if you have not seen it....

http://youtu.be/UE6GrJr6oVg
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Good luck, I know you can't wait..

I noticed your tag line and know you will get a kick out of this video if you have not seen it....

http://youtu.be/UE6GrJr6oVg
LOL

That goofy guy standing in the water is scaring all the fish away.

And if the Good Lord had not wanted me to eat fish, he wouldn't have invented corn meal and lard!!!
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Bubbles.. You may be right but it will definitely help get people's attention when buzzing down the highway. Emergency flashers are not very bright in the daylight and don't strobe like these lights do. I'm sure some people will pull over but I've notice some people don't pull over even when it is a police car.

At night, I don't think people will be able to tell if I'm a stranded vehicle/RV or a service truck. Anyway, anything that makes me more visible along the highway is a plus and the price is very reasonable.

Next time your cruising down the highway just notice how quick strobe flashing yellow lights get your attention.... Heck, it could even be me
And because they are not standard (approved) equipment for your vehicle/trailer etc. and at night you may also attract law enforcement attention and be subject to fines in some jurisdictions. I'm done.
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