Boat Trailer Lighting Question

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by bermuda, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. bermuda

    bermuda Well-Known Member

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    Hi,  does anyone know what the lighting requirements are for a boat trailer?  Just wondering if the req't's vary by trailer size - specifically the 2 amber sidelights mid-trailer.  I have an SUV 14 and wonder if my smaill trailer requires these lights by law.

    Thanks,

    Eric
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    I'm pretty sure sidelights are a requirement.
    It's a way to let cross traffic know that there's a trailer in the way.

    http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/standards/conspicuity/trlrpstr.html
     

  3. Taterides

    Taterides Well-Known Member

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    Yes they are required by DOT.
     
  4. mark_gardner

    mark_gardner I Love microskiff.com!

    i actually added a few extras to my trailer....looks like im towing a christmas tree now :D ;D
     
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