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Trailer Lights - Amber side lights Needed?
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posted 07-27-2007 09:20 AM ET (US)
The lights on our trailer have been suspect since we first purchased this boat, so I recently decided to just swap them all out for new. I picked out a set with LED bulbs for the tail lights but when I opened it saw the kit didn't come with any of the amber side lights for the mid section of the trailer. The kit says it is for an 8' wide trailer and that it included "side lights", but these turned out to just be on the side of the red tail lights. Would it be legal to just remove and skip the amber side lights with this new setup or should I figure out some way to include the amber lights we well?
posted 07-27-2007 10:13 AM ET (US)
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posted 07-27-2007 03:27 PM ET (US)
at 80" wide the rules change. You need the three lights in
the middle of the cross member and more. Montauks and up
typically sit on 80"+ trailers.
And you may well WANT the side lights. I had a really scary
My Montauk trailer came with side lights on the fenders. I
posted 07-28-2007 08:48 AM ET (US)
state of connecticut required them on my trailer for a 15 foot classic ... i also agree it's a very good idea even if not required ...
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