How to Fix a Trailer Light On The Fly
By Matthew Wright, About.com Guide
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Emergency Trailer Light Fix. How-to on the fly!
Duck Brand Tail Light Tape
Photo by Adam Wright 2010
There is nothing and I mean nothing worse while out on the road than getting a ticket. I have been pulled over for faulty trailer lights before and it is always far away from home so you end up just paying the fine since you can't go to court, it is very annoying. For that reason I always make sure all my trailer lights are in good working order. This is also to stay safe, if people can't see what you and your trailer are doing it can be dangerous on the road.
Recently we came out of a Wal-Mart far from home and found that someone had been kind enough to back into our trailer, thanks! What to do? I looked and Wal-Mart did not have the correct lens to fix the light, and we didn't have time to track down a trailer store, so we had to think outside the box. We bought a roll of Tail Light Tape. I do not recommend using this as a long term fix, but it can save you in a pinch, and in this case, we were in a pinch.