<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Stevegd007:
Look at the taillight from the side at night with a flashlight. There is a built in reflector in the side of the light that is part of the taillight. This a reflector or it looks like one to me.
Exactly what is the issue? Is it no side reflector? I see one in my taillight. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
The DOT regulation is 350+ pages so please forgive me if I'm wrong. The side lights are to be a min. of 15" off the ground and a max. of 60". It appears to me that the amber side lights are within this parameter.
The reg. goes on to say that there must be a red side marker at the furthest point to the rear of the vehicle. This is normally satisfied with the rear taillight assembly and it is on my 04 Adventurer but only by an inch or so.
The problem is that the rear taillight requirement reads between 15" min to 72" max. Apparently, these two MH's sit a little higher and it puts the taillight assembly within the rear reg. of 72" but above the side requirement of 60"
Bottom line, it's simple to fix. Hopefully one of our IRV2 members will come up with a creative fix. I'm sure the factory would appreciate constructive ideas. If I drove at night, I'd probably add a few more lights.
Additional LED side and rear marker lights put almost no additional load on your electrical wires.
this outfit provided this pdf.
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