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Old 07-10-2016, 11:54 PM   #11
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We tow in urban areas with our trailer lights on. And, Escape does add all those nice extra LED taillight strips along the back. Pretty visible, but then again, there's no accounting for an idiot not paying attention when driving.


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Old 07-10-2016, 11:56 PM   #12
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We tow in urban areas with our trailer lights on. And, Escape does add all those nice extra LED taillight strips along the back. Pretty visible, but then again, there's no accounting for an idiot not paying attention when driving.
You mean the interior lights on?

If yes... in CA that might actually be illegal. Not sure.

or do you mean the Escape exterior running lights, as in tug headlights on?
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Old 07-11-2016, 12:13 AM   #13
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Old 07-11-2016, 12:30 AM   #14
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You mean the interior lights on?
I'm sure Robert meant the exterior lights. I have the extra lights (horizontal strips up high) on my 15A. I, too, always tow with my lights on; my son followed me home after I picked up my Escape and said the trailer was lit up like a Christmas tree
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Old 07-11-2016, 02:55 AM   #15
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I'm sure Robert meant the exterior lights. I have the extra lights (horizontal strips up high) on my 15A. I, too, always tow with my lights on; my son followed me home after I picked up my Escape and said the trailer was lit up like a Christmas tree
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:43 AM   #16
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How about something like this. You could also get a custom one made at a local sign shop.

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Old 07-11-2016, 05:52 AM   #17
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I think adding a sign could be helpful, however this one maybe more effective
"Student Driver", I always steer clear of them......
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Had their prismatic reflective tape on the belly band of my Casita - it's far more reflective than regular style tape.

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Old 07-11-2016, 11:22 AM   #19
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... just trying to think of ways to make us a little more visible.
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I wonder how far I could go (legally) with striped reflectors.... or other eye catching things on the back side of our forthcoming 2017 Escape 21'?
Visibility is good. You can put lots of reflectors on - I suggest just staying with white and red. Trucks are required to use red and white conspicuity markings, and the readily available tape which is normally used for that would be suitable - the reflective tape Charlie mentioned includes an example.

Whether it is a triangular symbol or a sign with the words "slow moving vehicle", I don't think labelling a vehicle which is moving at 55 mph as "slow moving" is appropriate.
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:26 AM   #20
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It can't hurt to have the tail and marker lights on.

That means turning those lights on in the tow vehicle, and with Daytime Running Lights that usually means switching from the DRLs to normal low-beam headlights, which are less effective for the purpose of being visible to oncoming traffic. A solution can be to turn the tug's switch to the parking light position, which turns on the desired tail and marker lights, but normally leaves the DRLs on the front functioning.

We're talking here about daytime operation, of course.
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