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Old 04-05-2019, 01:29 PM   #1
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Upgrading to LED Teardrop marker lights

Hey guys, I have taken the time to do a video with a plan for upgrading or replacing the LED teardrop lights. As you know products get upgraded, they go NLA. Then comes the challenge of figuring out what light can be used where. Airstream has gotten their supplier to make some changes to the way they are mounted because they do not want the plastic bezel touching the skin. This video talks about this concept for what light goes where and if it needs a gasket or not. This plan allows for using these LED lights where in the past the incandescent s were all that were used. Like the Amber on the top front panels. Airstream has never used the LEDs there but the older incandescent they did. Thus Airstream does not carry that part, nor do their dealers.

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Thanks Dan. I wish I knew you had these a month ago. I just replaced mine.
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Old 04-06-2019, 05:45 AM   #3
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Thanks Dan. I wish I knew you had these a month ago. I just replaced mine.
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Great job!!! I really like the extra silicon to seal the lights on the back.
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Thanks,
Now I know...
My last set leaked. I’m not sure that thermo weld holds up over time. I thought it worth a try

Disclaimer: During the installation of these lights “NO” silicone came in contact with the skin of my Airstream.
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Where is everyone buying these lights??
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Teardrop Clearance Light 10 Amber LEDs wL Gasket SKU2347


Teardrop Clearance Light 10 Red LED wL Gasket SKU2348


Straight Base Amber 10 LED Teardrop Marker Light sku2395


Straight Base Red 10 LED Teardrop Marker Light sku2396


Straight Base 3 Wire Amber 10 LED Teardrop Marker Light sku2397


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I have a 2013 25 FC. Can you suggest what lights I need? Also, may I suggest a video showing how to change one of these lights to your product.
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Ordered mine Amazon came on a box of 20 led bulbs. $18
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Hey guys, I have taken the time to do a video with a plan for upgrading or replacing the LED teardrop lights. As you know products get upgraded, they go NLA. Then comes the challenge of figuring out what light can be used where. Airstream has gotten their supplier to make some changes to the way they are mounted because they do not want the plastic bezel touching the skin. This video talks about this concept for what light goes where and if it needs a gasket or not. This plan allows for using these LED lights where in the past the incandescent s were all that were used. Like the Amber on the top front panels. Airstream has never used the LEDs there but the older incandescent they did. Thus Airstream does not carry that part, nor do their dealers.

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Dan,
I have a 2013 that came with LED teardrop lights. At that time, there were quality issues. I had about five where the lens did not fit onto the base right. There was a gap of as much as 1/8 or 1/4 inch on the bad ones. I had those replaced under warranty. Since then I have had two teardrops fail with burnt-out LEDs.

With the teardrop lights available today, is the reliability better? It's a pain (and expensive) to replace a bad LED teardrop. If I had incandescents on my trailer, I'd be afraid to switch.
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Dan,
I have a 2013 that came with LED teardrop lights. At that time, there were quality issues. I had about five where the lens did not fit onto the base right. There was a gap of as much as 1/8 or 1/4 inch on the bad ones. I had those replaced under warranty. Since then I have had two teardrops fail with burnt-out LEDs.

With the teardrop lights available today, is the reliability better? It's a pain (and expensive) to replace a bad LED teardrop. If I had incandescents on my trailer, I'd be afraid to switch.

I think that some of the problems you talked about with them not fitting good is why Airstream has changed their setup and interface. At one time all the were using was a light like the sku2347 and sku2348 where they could be mounted on a radius and a flat surface. In some cases it worked but not always.

The company that Airstream buys them from is always upgrading their products if they find they have problems or find a better way to do it.



If I were going to install them for myself or someone else I would find some type of coating to seal the bottom of the LED Light. The reason being, they take a bunch of bumps going down the road and it is like you said, it is does take some work to install them
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