Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-14-2018, 07:39 PM   #1
Bus Geek
 
o1marc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Dawsonville, Ga.
Posts: 6,339
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Genesis
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/3060
Rated Cap: 77
Flashing Light Delete

I haven't seen it here, but I plan on changing all the old outlawed flashing lights to full size driving lights for better vision boondocking and better back up lights. All switched separately and aimed.
o1marc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 08:18 PM   #2
Bus Geek
 
Robin97396's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Willamina, Oregon
Posts: 6,409
Coachwork: 97 Bluebird TC1000 5.9
You still need to have blackout drive for when Johnny law is chasing you.
__________________
Robin
Nobody's Business
Robin97396 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 08:21 PM   #3
Bus Geek
 
o1marc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Dawsonville, Ga.
Posts: 6,339
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Genesis
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/3060
Rated Cap: 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robin97396 View Post
You still need to have blackout drive for when Johnny law is chasing you.
And night vision goggles so I can high speed elude them.
o1marc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 08:52 PM   #4
Bus Geek
 
Robin97396's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Willamina, Oregon
Posts: 6,409
Coachwork: 97 Bluebird TC1000 5.9
I'm visualizing you going all Duke's of Hazard now. Booster rockets for jumping the creek in your bus.
__________________
Robin
Nobody's Business
Robin97396 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 09:14 PM   #5
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 791
Year: 1990
Coachwork: integral
Chassis: Crown Supercoach II (rear engine)
Engine: Detroit 6V92TAC, DDEC 2, Jake brake, Allison HT740
Rated Cap: 37,400 lbs GVWR
I converted my rear red flashers to extra high-mount brake lights that work when I have my fog lights switched on. Boy, are they bright! My thinking is that when it's foggy or heavily raining I want anybody behind me to see me as far away as possible - I can take care of what's ahead of me, but the idiots behind me concern me far more.

For extra reversing lights I have a pair of Pilot floodlights mounted under the rear bumper, and these come on when the four docking lights are switched on. With these rear floodlights on, the view from the rearview camera is just like it's daytime!

John
Iceni John is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 09:25 PM   #6
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Owasso, OK
Posts: 2,627
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Saf-T-Liner MVP ER
Engine: Cummins 6CTA8.3 Mechanical MD3060
Rated Cap: 46 Coach Seats, 40 foot
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iceni John View Post
I converted my rear red flashers to extra high-mount brake lights that work when I have my fog lights switched on. Boy, are they bright! My thinking is that when it's foggy or heavily raining I want anybody behind me to see me as far away as possible - I can take care of what's ahead of me, but the idiots behind me concern me far more.


John
I plan on doing the same at the back.

Swapping the positions so that the amber lights are outside the red, then linking them to the stop.tail.turn signals.

I will probably add a couple of Whelen TIR3 LEDs for use in fog and severe spray, and I'm keeping the strobe.

I have no idea how legal any of that is, but if I am on an interstae and it's foggy, or raining heavily, I want to be seen.
__________________
Steve Bracken

Build Thread
Twigg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2018, 12:16 AM   #7
Bus Geek
 
o1marc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Dawsonville, Ga.
Posts: 6,339
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Genesis
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/3060
Rated Cap: 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robin97396 View Post
I'm visualizing you going all Duke's of Hazard now. Booster rockets for jumping the creek in your bus.
My brother was a set designer on that show. So I know the visual.
o1marc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2018, 01:15 AM   #8
Skoolie
 
BennysTire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Allenstown NH
Posts: 205
Year: 2000
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC-1000
Engine: 5.9 Cummins 24v
Rated Cap: 39 Students
I can't speak for the legalities elsewhere, but here (NH) you can't have the "bus" flash pattern and you can't have red on the front.

My solution: change ALL lenses to amber, and remove bus flasher. Then I removed all of the sealed beams and put LED strobes behind the lenses. (I use my bus for emergency roadside service)

Assuming your state has similar rules, you could do the same, but wire the sealed beams for constant operation. The yellow lenses would offer a "soft" pleasing glow to your illumination? Or, put "KC" style covers over the sealed beams and remove as needed...

Sent from my E6883 using Tapatalk
BennysTire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2018, 11:58 AM   #9
Almost There
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: North-West Georgia
Posts: 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by o1marc View Post
I haven't seen it here, but I plan on changing all the old outlawed flashing lights to full size driving lights for better vision boondocking and better back up lights. All switched separately and aimed.
40-8-22. Headlights

(a) Every motor vehicle other than a motorcycle or motor driven cycle shall be equipped with at least two but not more than four headlights, with at least one on each side of the front of the motor vehicle. Headlights shall comply with the requirements and limitations set forth in this article.

(c) Every headlight upon every motor vehicle, including every motorcycle and motor driven cycle, shall be located at a height measured from the center of the headlight of not more than 54 inches nor less than 24 inches.

40-8-23. Taillights

(c) Every taillight upon every vehicle shall be located at a height of not more than 60 inches nor less than 20 inches.

40-8-24. Reflectors

(b) Every such reflector shall be mounted on the vehicle at a height not less than 20 inches nor more than 60 inches measured as set forth in subsection (b) of Code Section 40-8-21 and shall be of such size and characteristics and so mounted as to be visible at night from all distances within 300 feet to 50 feet from the rear of such vehicle except that visibility from the greater distance is hereinafter required of reflectors on certain types of vehicles.

(c) When operated, towed, or parked upon a highway, roadway, or street at any time, every trailer and semitrailer which would otherwise be exempt from this article as an implement of husbandry under Code Section 40-8-1 shall carry on the rear, either as a part of the taillights or separately, two red reflectors and shall carry on the front two red reflectors. The reflectors carried on the rear shall meet the requirements of subsection (b) of this Code section. The reflectors carried on the front of such trailer or semitrailer shall be mounted thereon at a height of not less than 20 inches nor more than 60 inches measured as set forth in subsection (b) of Code Section 40-8-21 and shall be of such size and characteristics and so mounted as to be visible at night from all distances within 300 feet to 50 feet from the front of such trailer or semitrailer.


If there is any lighting regulation your curious about, let me know... Being part of the "tuner" crowd I've had to do my fair share of "fix-it tickets" related to lighting and know this stuff pretty good. I may have missed a little bit of what you're trying to do in the sighted regulations, but if I did feel free to bring it up and I'll answer to the best of my ability
Yuuyia_Takahashi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2018, 12:06 PM   #10
Bus Geek
 
o1marc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Dawsonville, Ga.
Posts: 6,339
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Genesis
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/3060
Rated Cap: 77
As long as my high lights are separately switched from the head lights they would not be considered "head lights", nor would the back up lights be considered "head lights"
o1marc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.