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Old 11-01-2020, 06:29 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by C&G in FL View Post
For the reason Jim (Mr. Norman) stated. I turn them on if I am staying at a crowded rest stop where large trucks (18 wheelers, AKA transport trucks) are frequently moving in and out. I have seen more than one “accident” in rest areas caused by tired or careless drivers, both truck and automobiles. Turning the lights on simply makes you more visible in these locations/conditions. Obviously, I do not jump the terminals to light the trailer up like a Christmas tree if I am stopping at a campground for a quick overnight and hoping for an early departure.
I started doing this as well when doing an overnight stop. Here is a picture posted by War Eagle, this is quite simple and works for me.

For overnight stops with our 5.0 we will find as level a location as we can. If not level side to side we will use our Andersen Levelers. If we are not level front to back we have the front higher so our heads are higher than our feet.
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Old 11-01-2020, 06:36 AM   #62
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I used to maintain a Class I license and drove big rigs. Seeing an Escape trailer without lights on would be a real easy thing to do.

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