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Old 04-13-2016, 12:10 PM   #1
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Flash to Pass - Workhorse Chassis

I have a 2005 Winnebago Adv. on a Workhorse Chassis......
Workhorse does not provide the ability to "Flash to Pass" with the turn signal stalk on the steering column.

Does anyone know of an aftermarket fix?
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Old 04-13-2016, 04:42 PM   #2
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Before you go to the expense of changing out the switch or adding auxiliary running light consider: How many people on the road today understand the signal of Flash To Pass. There is a good chance, at least out here in SoCal, that closing on someone and flashing your lights might generate a road-rage situation.
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Should mention, my previous coach was an Adventurer 38, gas. I can't imagine passing anyone. But is was a great coach and we left it with many wonderful memories.
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Old 04-13-2016, 06:53 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by philbatton View Post
I have a 2005 Winnebago Adv. on a Workhorse Chassis......
Workhorse does not provide the ability to "Flash to Pass" with the turn signal stalk on the steering column.

Does anyone know of an aftermarket fix?
Why cant you flash your brights from the turn signal???? click hi beams on then off?
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Old 04-13-2016, 06:58 PM   #4
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In my holiday rambler you have to have the lights on and flash brights.. which brings to mind our trip getting home from AZ last week.. I would flash trucks that passed us and maybe one out of 10 would flash back with taillings, ICC switch, to give a thank you.. Don't think they like us very much.. Left my lights on and quit flashing..
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My 2007 on W24 requires headlights on for flash to pass to work.
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I posted on this very topic a few weeks ago about my Holiday Rambler on a Roadmaster chassis.
I'm still looking for the answer. I guess we should have bought a rig with one of those nice to have smart steering wheels
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ICC Flash- Was told by a trucker, --trucking companies now discourage OTR drivers from flashing lights as "clear to pull back in after passing" or to acknowledge your clearing them - for liability reasons.

I still do it and do get a reasonable number of replies.. particularly if I back off a little to give them room...
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Old 04-14-2016, 08:12 AM   #8
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This doesn't help the OP, but I think that there are too many nut cases on the highway for me to flash my lights, or wave (might not see all my fingers), or toot my horn.

OTR truckers don't seem to have any trouble knowing where the end of their trailers are. They seem to be frighten of driving in that left lane. It seems that as soon as they clear me, they are moving back into the right lane. I am talking interstate highways here.
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Originally Posted by philbatton View Post
I have a 2005 Winnebago Adv. on a Workhorse Chassis......
Workhorse does not provide the ability to "Flash to Pass" with the turn signal stalk on the steering column.

Does anyone know of an aftermarket fix?
IF you are asking about a way to flash your headlights to "warn" a slower vehicle of your intention to pass them, I have to wonder....why bother? Regardless of my opinion, if you want to do this, then the headlights must already be ON for the Workhorse turn signal stalk to flash your brights off/on.

Regarding the ongoing discussion of using your lights to signal that it is safe for a vehicle passing you to enter the lane you are in, most OTR drivers will do so when your headlights (or DRLs) are OFF (not being flashed). Old school drivers will tell you that "no lights" means you are not there.....flashing headlights could mean just about anything to them.

The easiest way I know of to turn off the DRLs on my WCC is to lightly depress the foot-applied parking brake lever until you want them back on. I routinely use this method to advise truckers it is OK to enter my lane. In most cases they flash their taillights to thank me, after they have re-entered my lane.
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You could add a momentary switch within easy reach and run power, with a fuse, to the headlights. Yo could then briefly power the headlights and get the flash you're looking for. Pretty easy project.
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