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saus 04-17-2017 11:57 AM

blinding traffic
 
What do you do to avoid blinding on coming traffic? We often end up arriving at our sites at night. When I hook up my fifth wheel, it obviously points the front of my TV up. I feel bad for traffic and they are always flashing their high beams at me. Do you adjust your headlights before every trip? Any suggestions.

Scrapper 04-17-2017 12:27 PM

I have always adjusted my headlights when I got a different truck. I park on flat ground 25 ft from a wall or garage door and lower it down to where the top of the bright part of the beam is 4 ft off the ground. I block one headlight at a time with cardboard. IMO the lights on most trucks are set higher than needed. I only do the low beam if each beam has an adjustment. It always worked for me as my workday started at 4:00 AM.
Plus, I've always thought Ford had theirs set extremely high. Even when not towing or hauling anything.

saus 04-17-2017 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Scrapper (Post 1478529)
I have always adjusted my headlights when I got a different truck. I park on flat ground 25 ft from a wall or garage door and lower it down to where the top of the bright part of the beam is 4 ft off the ground. I block one headlight at a time with cardboard. IMO the lights on most trucks are set higher than needed. I only do the low beam if each beam has an adjustment. It always worked for me as my workday started at 4:00 AM.
Plus, I've always thought Ford had theirs set extremely high. Even when not towing or hauling anything.

I have to do my low beams. That is usually what I am running and people are still getting blinded

Scrapper 04-17-2017 05:25 PM

Same here when I got my Silverado 1500, everyone was flashing their lights at me. I adjusted the low beams after about a week. And I wasn't towing or hauling anything.

mike3510 05-17-2017 08:51 PM

I added Firestone airbags to my truck just to level it out. Truck squatted a little without the bags and they solved both problems.

TimVWulp 05-17-2017 10:57 PM

Install air lift bags on rear axel. cost 100.00 to 400.00 $. look this up on internet or you tube.

Hope This Helps Tim :signhavefun:


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