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Old 07-11-2016, 03:45 PM   #1
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Question ways to make rear of Escape more attention grabbing, that is legal in all states?

Hello all you wise people.

I'm looking for ways to make rear of an Escape more attention grabbing, visually, that is legal in all states......

Of course I can put some reflective tape on the rear bumper.

any other clever ideas?

Thanks.

Los Angeles
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:00 PM   #2
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Hello all you wise people.

I'm looking for ways to make rear of an Escape more attention grabbing, visually, that is legal in all states......

Of course I can put some reflective tape on the rear bumper.

any other clever ideas?

Thanks.

Los Angeles
put one of those big Led moving signs in the rear window...pre-program some appropriate gestures or slogans to display when needed and then happy driving!
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:10 PM   #3
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A Yosemite Sam "Back Off" sticker. Also I was following a Semi at night a few months ago and he turned on a bright LED spotlight which was at the top rear of the trailer and angled to shine in my face, or a loading dock. I backed off Not sure that was legal but it worked.
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:12 PM   #4
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I have the additional brake lights on my 19 and turn on the parking lights at all times while towing. If that doesn't do it, I doubt adding anything will help.

I also just go with the flow in traffic. I don't have the HP to continually pass people, nor the patience to stick with 55 when others are doing 65.
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I tow a sailplane trailer rather often and I am always paranoid about a rear impact as the wing tips of the sailplane are about two inches from the rear of the trailer, which is an inch thick piece of aluminum. A rear impact could do a lot of damage to the wings. Often if someone is too close i wag the trailer back and forth. That trailer is narrow but 30 ft. long so I have good visibility with the side mirrors.
I am interested in knowing if the back up camera system offered by Escape can also be used as a rear camera for driving or if I should look into a different system.
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I have the additional brake lights on my 19 and turn on the parking lights at all times while towing. If that doesn't do it, I doubt adding anything will help.

I also just go with the flow in traffic. I don't have the HP to continually pass people, nor the patience to stick with 55 when others are doing 65.
I see this as very sensible, on both accounts.
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I am interested in knowing if the back up camera system offered by Escape can also be used as a rear camera for driving or if I should look into a different system.
Some do use it, or ones like it, for that. I think your use of the mirrors is the way to go though. I too like to keep track of folks on the road, including those behind me.
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Of course I can put some reflective tape on the rear bumper.

any other clever ideas?
Although the bumper is a good place for the tape, you can also put some much higher, where it can be seen over low cars.
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Come up with something really clever and install it on the spare tire cover. Reflective tape too, maybe in a design on the cover around the front edge.
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