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Do I need SIDE LIGHTS? CALIFORNIA

Postby kartvines » Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:02 pm

I have read a lot on this board about the legal requirement that is needed to register and be legal in the state of California.

There has been a lot of talk about side lights.

My manufactured 65 Scad-A-bout did not have them and I was not going to add any.

I have installed all of the wires I thought I needed, and before I skin my tear I wanted to be sure that I do not need these light to be legal in California. I read that home made trailers need them but being mine was not home made but restored, do I need them?
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Postby Nitetimes » Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:04 pm

If Cali is the same as other states (doubtful, but ya never know) it should only need whatever it had for original equipment.
No need to mention that it was restored.
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Re: Trailer lighting

Postby Micro469 » Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:10 pm

kartvines wrote:I have installed all of the wires I thought I needed, and before I skin my tear I wanted to be sure that I do not need these light to be legal in California. I read that home made trailers need them but being mine was not home made but restored, do I need them?


It's a lot easier to put them in now and not use them, than to put them in later if "powers that be---NOT" declare you need them. Just a thought... :)
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Postby kartvines » Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:18 pm

Help from California Please

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Postby Micro469 » Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:24 pm

kartvines wrote:Help from California Please

Thanks You

Mike


Well!!! I've just been dissed! :x
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Postby Gage » Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:29 pm

Mike, California light law only applies if your building new. You are restoring so that which are on the teardrop new from the factory are legal. But I would put at least a pair of marker lights on the sides towards the rear (no harm). You know it's like the seat belt law. If the car didn't come from the factory with them, you don't have to have them and you won't get a ticket if you don't have them.

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Postby Denny Unfried » Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:07 pm

Maybe because of being a retired trucker I wouldn't be without my clearance lights. Too many dummys in CA trying to change lanes and I want to be seen from the side.

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Postby Steve_Cox » Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:24 pm

Micro469 wrote:
kartvines wrote:Help from California Please

Thanks You

Mike


Well!!! I've just been dissed! :x


Micro, (If that is your real name) :lol:

Toronto, CA --- That isn't California?

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Postby kartvines » Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:34 pm

No disrespect intended, but California can be a strange state sometime.
So Gage. Red in the rear and amber in front correct?

I thought with the tail lights would do what is needed, I am going with a larger type lights.
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Postby Gage » Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:06 pm

If your going to install two on each side, your color combination is correct. I've only got red ones on the rear sides up high.

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Postby madjack » Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:57 pm

Denny Unfried wrote:Maybe because of being a retired trucker I wouldn't be without my clearance lights. Too many dummys in CA trying to change lanes and I want to be seen from the side.

Denny


Amen, Amen, Amen...hey Denny howbout a "chicken trailer"...that'd be a site :lol: :lol: :lol:
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