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Old 06-14-2014, 08:48 PM   #371
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The standard bar sink is adequate. Remember, in the future you can ALWAYS go bigger, but you can't go smaller (without major mods). Live with the one you have FIRST.
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:25 PM   #372
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Hi: Donna D... I guess I must be suffering from "Post Hatching Blues". Most of the egg citement has turned to traveling back home. Alf
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:28 AM   #373
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When you say exterior lights, are you referring to the porch type lights on all sides?

I ask, because I saw a couple trailers at the Escape Rally that had their running lights on, which to me seems really strange, as I don't understand the purpose, as they are meant for travel. Maybe in case you get lost?
Hi Jim where I learned to drive on the east coast 44 years ago they were referred to as "park lights" others call them clearance lights

Anyway I use mine all the time in that mode if I'm driving long hauls and grabbing some shut eye tucked in amongst the big rigs at truck stops, rest areas.. some of those hard working professional drivers can be a little sleepy when they swing in for their nap.. I sleep a little easier knowing I've got bright red LED's shining back at them and letting them know there is something occupying their intended parking position
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:41 AM   #374
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Hi Jim where I learned to drive on the east coast 44 years ago they were referred to as "park lights" others call them clearance lights

Anyway I use mine all the time in that mode if I'm driving long hauls and grabbing some shut eye tucked in amongst the big rigs at truck stops, rest areas.. some of those hard working professional drivers can be a little sleepy when they swing in for their nap.. I sleep a little easier knowing I've got bright red LED's shining back at them and letting them know there is something occupying their intended parking position
Stick on reflectors on the bumper may help and save you some battery juice. Not sure what the draw is on the battery with all the clearance lights activated, will have to check that. Meanwhile add some reflectors.
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:54 AM   #375
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Stick on reflectors on the bumper may help and save you some battery juice. Not sure what the draw is on the battery with all the clearance lights activated, will have to check that. Meanwhile add some reflectors.
All LED running lights Jim. There's is no problem with a juice shortage. The ETI running/clearance/park lights are already DOT approved passive reflectors.. When your deep in the truck lanes in an active poorly lit Pilot/TA/Husky truck stop you need your lights on and your ear plugs in
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:38 PM   #376
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I agree that park lights on in a truck stop is a good idea, made practical by the low power draw of LED lamps. The wiring standard for commercial trucks puts these lamps on a separate circuit from the tail lamps, for situations like this (because the tail lamps are not needed for this purpose). On the other hand, keeping them on in an RV park is unnecessary, and in a natural-environment campsite is an unwelcome annoyance to others.

Some RVs (including my non-Escape 5th wheel trailer) have relatively bright "scare lamps" which light up the general area, at least on the door side of the trailer. I have little use for these, and find others who leave them on in campsites to be obnoxious.
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:14 PM   #377
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you find the people obnoxious or the lights obnoxious?
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:43 PM   #378
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you find the people obnoxious or the lights obnoxious?
Nothing worse then being in a serene no hook area of a national park on a starry starry night and a gaggle of nervous visitors are running exterior lighting of any kind all night.. Should be the same as the generator rule.. Quiet and dark when the generators have to go off.. Campfires ok till later I think most places have a time for those to be out also.
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:47 PM   #379
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Aw, c'mon, admit it. It's not as much the security that ya like to have the running lights on as much as you are proud of and love to show off your really cool Escape trailer. : 8)
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:11 PM   #380
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Aw, c'mon, admit it. It's not as much the security that ya like to have the running lights on as much as you are proud of and love to show off your really cool Escape trailer. : 8)
Hmm.. All fine in the serviced, wash roomed, street lit area of the campground.. NOT appreciated at all by this particular camper in the unlit, unserviced, outback areas.

Maybe it's just me but I actually prefer a NO light pollution view of the heavens, northern lights, fleeting meteor showers vs the best night view of a poorly lit travel trailer.
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