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Old 09-01-2013, 12:47 PM   #1
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Hitch 'em up, move 'em out!

As a result of seeing what another clever member did to increase her storage capacity, I decided to purchase some inexpensive motorcycle saddlebags & put them on the back of my burro. (They do NOT block the taillights -- the angle of the photo just makes it look that way.....!!)
I plan to keep my plastic wheel chocks, water hose, electric cord, etc. in them for easy exterior access. Nothing too heavy, since they are not terribly large, but every little bit helps!
(At some point, I'd also like to wire the lights up on the saddlebags for additional visibility.)
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:54 PM   #2
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SWEEET!! They look great!
And I love the idea of getting the lights working too.
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:02 PM   #3
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Looking good. Your thinking out of the egg!
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:23 PM   #4
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I love the look! Where did you find the metal holders that are around them?
Do you think they are safe from theifs? Just curious because I really like the idea and may copy it at some point if you don't mind.
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I love the look! Where did you find the metal holders that are around them?
Do you think they are safe from theifs? Just curious because I really like the idea and may copy it at some point if you don't mind.
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:30 PM   #6
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Thanks Thomas G. You are so fast with the links.
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:36 PM   #7
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Very nice! How are they attached to your Burro?
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....... You are so fast with the links.
This was actually discussed before, so I knew where to look. I think the white ones with no chrome would look pretty cool on a UHaul. Maybe one on either side of the propane tank, for balance, with tail lights outboard.


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Old 09-02-2013, 12:06 AM   #9
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I love your mod Gailanne. Great functional addition.

Question for anyone that can answer it. I'd like to add something like this to the rear of my Scamp, but my license plate is mounted under the left light and would be hidden by the left saddlebag. Can I move the plate to above the light, or are there some regulations that state where the plates should be mounted?
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Linda, the license needs to be on the drivers side, doesn't matter if it's above or below the tail light, but it needs to be lighted. (These are OR Vehicle Equipment Regulations, CA may be different.)
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Linda, the license needs to be on the drivers side, doesn't matter if it's above or below the tail light, but it needs to be lighted. (These are OR Vehicle Equipment Regulations, CA may be different.)
Thanks Donna. I hate it when one thing leads to another. I think I'll probably put that on my "would be nice to have" list.
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Linda, the license needs to be on the drivers side, doesn't matter if it's above or below the tail light, but it needs to be lighted. (These are OR Vehicle Equipment Regulations, CA may be different.)
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Trailers in California are required to have reflectors, tail, brake, and license plate lights. Signal lights are also required if the tow vehicle's lights are hidden. Trailers over 80 inches wide must have clearance lights. Most manufacturers comply with these requirements; however, it is up to you to be sure that all lights operate correctly.
I don't think there is a specific location required.
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Thanks Frederick. My Scamp doesn't have a plate light. But since its mounted right under the tail light which lights it, maybe that qualifies??? I don't travel at night so it hasn't been an issue, but I should add it down the road to be compliant.
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Linda, if you have the original tail light lens, the bottom of the left one has a clear portion... that's your license plate light.
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