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Old 07-19-2019, 05:06 AM   #1
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Just in case anyone needs to reference it, I ran across a link that still connects to the old Parkliner web site.

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Old 07-19-2019, 02:19 PM   #2
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Many thanks John! I needed some of the specifications and measurements a while ago for my 2013 ParkLiner and now I have what I need!
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Many thanks John! I needed some of the specifications and measurements a while ago for my 2013 ParkLiner and now I have what I need!
Talking of which - are the specs/photos on that site correct?
They say the width is over 6' 8".

If that is correct they dont have the correct "I'm wide" rear lights.
How did they get away with avoiding that Federal requirement?
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I did a pretty careful measurement of the outside dimensions of my ParkLiner and got 82" width. That's 6'10". I was not aware of a width limit but the camper is narrower than the mirrors on my Nissan Frontier.
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I did a pretty careful measurement of the outside dimensions of my ParkLiner and got 82" width. That's 6'10". I was not aware of a width limit but the camper is narrower than the mirrors on my Nissan Frontier.

If its over 80"....
Does yours have the extra 3 lights up high, central on the rear?

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Nope. Just the two on the rear of the camper.

I had no clue about such a regulation. Do you have a citation of that rule I can look at?
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Nope. Just the two on the rear of the camper.

I had no clue about such a regulation. Do you have a citation of that rule I can look at?
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108 section 5.1.1

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/...sec571-108.xml


And look what happened to Forest River when they ignored that rule....
https://www.federalregister.gov/docu...-noncompliance

I really hope I'm wrong on this!
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Hi Jim,


It looks like you are correct. In table III "High-mounted stoplamps" are mentioned as not required for trailers less than 80 inches. In table II (more than 80" wide) High-mounted stoplamps are not mentioned.

The Forest River case is scary for an RV manufacturer. It looked to me as though they had a different kind of lighting deficiency however. Something like that could put ParkLiner out of business. (Oh yeah, they are out of business...)
Interestingly, I was looking at the various state laws at <https://drivinglaws.aaa.com/tag/trailer-dimensions/>. It seems that the lighting laws vary quite a bit state-to-state.

We've been using our ParkLiner for 6+ years in the US and Canada and this has never been an issue. I'll be on the lookout for state troopers with measuring tapes though.
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Nope. Just the two on the rear of the camper.

I had no clue about such a regulation. Do you have a citation of that rule I can look at?

I hadn't heard of it either so I looked it up..


https://one.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/sta.../trlrpstr.html
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Thanks Jon. That's much easier to read than the federal rule. As for me, I think I'll just keep on keeping on. With all the wacky-ness on the road these days I don't think my extra two inches in width will make the highway patrol come after me.
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Thanks Jon. That's much easier to read than the federal rule. As for me, I think I'll just keep on keeping on. With all the wacky-ness on the road these days I don't think my extra two inches in width will make the highway patrol come after me.
You'll be fine.
But I wonder how these things get through whatever inspection
happens to allow these trailers on the road.
Someone dropped the ball.
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If its over 80"....
Does yours have the extra 3 lights up high, central on the rear?

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When I was having a rig custom built (1985), I did not want those 3 centered lights front and back as they were just more potential leaks.



Took over a month for me to conclude and convince the builder that those were not required by law, just the corner marker lights. They had just always added them..........
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I'm really glad for them on my Escape, as when I'm carrying bicycles, the main tail lights are obscured, but the top outside ones blink with the turn signals and brakes, so at least folks have some clue as to my intentions.
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Bill, no matter what the law may require, having the extra lights up high can only be considered a plus for vehicles coming up behind you at night, been there, done that. YMMV
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