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Old 04-11-2016, 07:19 PM   #1
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Had to move Brunhilde last night -- after it got VERY DARK. Turns out that the backup lights on this beastie are woefully inadequate. I couldn't even find the back end of the bus! I'm seriously thinking of installing this on the back end. Legally wired, too, of course.
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:28 PM   #2
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I'd say that's the brightest idea you've had today.
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:38 PM   #3
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I had the impression that you don't move your beast. Seems like a light and a back up camera would be ideal for night backing.

I've given up on backing up in the dark. That's a daytime process because it's all black in the mirror at night. Not sure if there are backup lights working on my rig. That's a pretty good idea in actuality.
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:42 PM   #4
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I wasn't planning on moving her. But, the landlord had a more level stretch of dirt for me to park on, seeing as how I don't have leveling jacks. Besides, I needed to rotate the rubber and put some air back into the suspension.

I've backed up 53' trailers in the dark before. But, there's always the lights from the loading dock which helped me considerably. To this day, I still like to back into parking spaces.
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:54 PM   #5
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Yeah, I park facing out when possible. In town I might need about four backup cameras even during the day. At night I think I'd just stay there till it got light.
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:38 PM   #6
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Wow, that would make daylight! I bought two smaller LEDs for the back of my bus. They have 9 LEDs each. I'm going to get two more for the trailer that I plan on pulling. I think that will be enough, at least I hope so.
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My issue is the back end is so far away for my old eyes, we always use a ground guide and radios while parking close to anything
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Had to move Brunhilde last night -- after it got VERY DARK. Turns out that the backup lights on this beastie are woefully inadequate. I couldn't even find the back end of the bus! I'm seriously thinking of installing this on the back end. Legally wired, too, of course.
Hey Capt, do you have the web link for that, please ?
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