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Old 05-26-2012, 06:13 PM   #1261
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How did you get the light off?

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Old 05-27-2012, 08:58 AM   #1262
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Hi, this is so sad that Airstream created a new corrosion problem with the new LED clearance lamps. I think Airstream should take care of the skin problem.
I agree, but my dilemma is that replacement segments could look worse than spot repairs.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:51 AM   #1263
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How did you get the light off?

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The newer lenses are held on by two clips and some two sided tape. You just pull them off and the chrome base has two screws. I believe older models have lenses that have to be broken off.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:58 AM   #1264
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The newer lenses are held on by two clips and some two sided tape. You just pull them off and the chrome base has two screws. I believe older models have lenses that have to be broken off.
The older lenses do not have to be broken off. Unfortunately the clips on the first model LED light were made of plastic and break easily. I explained this in the post I wrote earlier covering the installation of the cast aluminum bezels.
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:32 AM   #1265
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The newer lenses are held on by two clips and some two sided tape. You just pull them off and the chrome base has two screws. I believe older models have lenses that have to be broken off.
Just pull straight off? So you need to pry underneath the lens or poke something under the lens to trip the clip?
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:02 AM   #1266
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This sounds like those cheap plastic clips that come with lots of vehicles—they install fast and cost little, so manufacturers like them. Repair shops like them because they can sell you new ones to replace the ones just about anyone breaks trying to remove something. If you don't have a shop manual you can go nuts trying to figure out how to remove something without breaking it, and the shop manual probably doesn't explain it either.

I tried to remove the step light lens to better seal it, but couldn't figure out how to. I didn't want to break the lens, so I gave up and sealed around it. If it ever burns out, I'll probably ignore it since it doesn't light up much of anything.

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Old 05-29-2012, 06:21 PM   #1267
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I tried to remove the step light lens to better seal it, but couldn't figure out how to. I didn't want to break the lens, so I gave up and sealed around it. If it ever burns out, I'll probably ignore it since it doesn't light up much of anything.

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Gene,

I tried six waze from Sunday on that lens....then i noticed the printing on the bottom edge....."lift up to remove" duh.
#64 bright white 13 element LED bulb solved the illumination lack.

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Thanks Bob. I'll get to it in a few years. The patio light does the job anyway.

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Just pull straight off? So you need to pry underneath the lens or poke something under the lens to trip the clip?
I pulled mine off by hand. No tools. The clips on mine are metal and they pull right out. It seems the two sided tape and sealant do more to secure the lens than the clips do.
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Great. Thanks. I'm back and forth with AS on this issue but getting close to a resolution. They are very receptive so far, so I am optimistic.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:41 PM   #1271
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Wrote my letter to AS. The corrosion showed up within the first 30 days of owning our trailer.
They are going to put the light casings on. I just have to get my trailer to the local dealer.
Looking forward to seeing the pics of them installed.

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Well I can't get a picture up of my new castings under the lights. Photobucket is not letting me into my own account??
I did want to report that Dave and Tim from Jackson Center came out to St Louis and worked on my 23FB FC late yesterday and this morning. They put the new castings under all 11 running lights, and they look very good.
There were some other issues I was having (furnace, black water sensor, propane tank cover, interior lights, and of course the white corrosion around the running lights.)
They fixed everything. My AS looks like, and operates like, I had hoped it would!!
I still have a bit of the corrosion around the rivets and edge on one corner panel, but they treated it with Corrosion X and Boshield. It is pretty hard to find at this point.
I will try again later to post a picture of the new light base. It has all the corrosion covered for now..
I really can't complain at this point. They (Dave and Tim) made a trip out from Ohio to St Louis to try and make sure I was satisfied. They are both great to work with.. First class!

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Glad to hear you got some action. Would you mind describing exactly what they did with the Corrosion X and Boshield?
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Well I can't get a picture up of my new castings under the lights. Photobucket is not letting me into my own account??
I did want to report that Dave and Tim from Jackson Center came out to St Louis and worked on my 23FB FC late yesterday and this morning. They put the new castings under all 11 running lights, and they look very good.
There were some other issues I was having (furnace, black water sensor, propane tank cover, interior lights, and of course the white corrosion around the running lights.)
They fixed everything. My AS looks like, and operates like, I had hoped it would!!
I still have a bit of the corrosion around the rivets and edge on one corner panel, but they treated it with Corrosion X and Boshield. It is pretty hard to find at this point.
I will try again later to post a picture of the new light base. It has all the corrosion covered for now..
I really can't complain at this point. They (Dave and Tim) made a trip out from Ohio to St Louis to try and make sure I was satisfied. They are both great to work with.. First class!

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Jeff, thanks for the report. Did they reuse the old lights when installing the new castings? Any problems getting the plastic lens covers off without breaking the tabs? I need all this done too as I have some corrosion popping out from under my running lights. Looking forward to your picture of the new casting base. Thanks, Russ
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Well I can't get a picture up of my new castings under the lights. Photobucket is not letting me into my own account??
I did want to report that Dave and Tim from Jackson Center came out to St Louis and worked on my 23FB FC late yesterday and this morning. They put the new castings under all 11 running lights, and they look very good.
There were some other issues I was having (furnace, black water sensor, propane tank cover, interior lights, and of course the white corrosion around the running lights.)
They fixed everything. My AS looks like, and operates like, I had hoped it would!!
I still have a bit of the corrosion around the rivets and edge on one corner panel, but they treated it with Corrosion X and Boshield. It is pretty hard to find at this point.
I will try again later to post a picture of the new light base. It has all the corrosion covered for now..
I really can't complain at this point. They (Dave and Tim) made a trip out from Ohio to St Louis to try and make sure I was satisfied. They are both great to work with.. First class!

Jeff
You silver tongue devil, how did you manage having them travel to you?
Whatever you did, it works!

Looks like Airstream at Jackson Center has reached a new high in customer service.
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