View Full Version : Clearance lights on 2003 Dually truck tailgates

05-13-2003, 01:29 PM
As I have found recently, every day I learn something new in the new world of RVing. I purchased a new 5er tailgate for my 2003 Dodge dually and was reading the manual again to determine how to remove the old one. This was straight forward and simple. I found you must mount suitable clearance lights that are already present on the factory tailgate if the truck is a dually. It is a federal regulation that vehicles of a certain width must have the 2" high by 18" bar with 3 bulbs in it. I wonder who would give me a ticket if I did not place the lights on the tailgate. I am investigating what would be the easiest way to install the lights. Anybody else ever heard of this.

Dwaine and Kathie Wagner 2002 3255RL 2003 Dodge 3500 HD DRW 5.9L HO Quad Cab 6 speed with Cummins exhaust brake and RBW Lil Rockr