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Old 04-14-2014, 08:39 PM   #1
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Raise Brake Lights?

Anyone ever raise your brake lights? No idea why they put the tail lights so low to the ground but I have a motorcycle carrier that when loaded, covers my tail lights. I do use an LED light strip attached to the carrier but not sure it's enough.
Some rv s have their tail lights positioned high. Seems like a no brained to me but... Anyways, anyone do it themselves? Pictures?
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Mine have always been higher on the coach, my curent tail lights are up at about 4 feet so I've never given any thought to it. I would think it would be pretty easy to add 2 additional lights up a few feet higher if you need them. There is no such thing as " too much " when it comes to brake lights.
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Anyone ever raise your brake lights? No idea why they put the tail lights so low to the ground but I have a motorcycle carrier that when loaded, covers my tail lights. I do use an LED light strip attached to the carrier but not sure it's enough.
Some rv s have their tail lights positioned high. Seems like a no brained to me but... Anyways, anyone do it themselves? Pictures?
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I see you use a Blue Ox M/C carrier. If I recall, those are quite low in profile, even when the bike is loaded and at full height, correct? I used the Hydralift when I carried our '08 Honda Goldwing GL 1800. It, when fully raised, was about 40-45" off the ground. Yes, the Wing also covered the tail lights on our '04 Itasca Horizon but, it really only did when a following driver was extra close.

When they backed off a bit, those lights became visible. But, just as a secondary display of lighting, I also used two, 17" (one on each rear edge of the floor platform) LED light strip tail lights. Those things were seriously bright, even in the daytime. I also put a small LED light bar, in the center, the same kind they use on boat trailers for additional lighting.

There are flush mount round and rectangular bus type stop/turn/tail lights on sights like:
www.superbrightleds.com and others. You could flush mount those and accomplish your goal. They too are ultra bright.
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I see you use a Blue Ox M/C carrier. If I recall, those are quite low in profile, even when the bike is loaded and at full height, correct? I used the Hydralift when I carried our '08 Honda Goldwing GL 1800. It, when fully raised, was about 40-45" off the ground. Yes, the Wing also covered the tail lights on our '04 Itasca Horizon but, it really only did when a following driver was extra close.

When they backed off a bit, those lights became visible. But, just as a secondary display of lighting, I also used two, 17" (one on each rear edge of the floor platform) LED light strip tail lights. Those things were seriously bright, even in the daytime. I also put a small LED light bar, in the center, the same kind they use on boat trailers for additional lighting.

There are flush mount round and rectangular bus type stop/turn/tail lights on sights like:
www.superbrightleds.com and others. You could flush mount those and accomplish your goal. They too are ultra bright.
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Thanks for the info. Yes, the Blue Ox MC Carrier is low. Both tires of my MC block the tail light and the license plate. I'll try adding another LED strip in hope, that is will keep the police away...
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