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Old 07-07-2015, 07:52 PM   #1
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Teardrop running lights

New 2015 FC 28. One of my running lights is loose on the skin. How do you remove the red light lens to tighten screw or whatever is holding the light in place?


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Old 07-07-2015, 08:20 PM   #2
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Ron, I think (????) they are held on with a clip, but I'd take it back to your dealer and have them show you, while doing the warranty repair. Make sure it's sealed so water can't leak in through the hole for the wiring.
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Old 07-08-2015, 02:23 PM   #3
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Since we were traveling back to Atlanta from Pigeon Forge TN this morning I called the local Airstream certified service center in Knoxville ( Chilhowee RV) to see if we could have them look at it since we had to drive right by their facility. Their response was "WE DON'T HAVE TIME, YOU CAN LEAVE IT HERE AND WE WILL GET TO IT IN TWO WEEKS"! Glad we didn't buy it from them. Terrible service attitude; Airstream should drop them.

For now, guess I'll just have to duck tape it to skin.
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Old 07-09-2015, 11:14 AM   #4
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Emailed JC for help. Within 30 minutes they had pics and instructions for fixing clearance light. It took me 10 minutes to repair. Yet Chilowee RV in Knoxville wouldn't even take 10 minutes to look at it. Only offer was to leave trailer for two weeks. Really glad I did not buy from them this spring.


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Old 07-09-2015, 11:27 AM   #5
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Please share instructions and photo's.

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Emailed JC for help. Within 30 minutes they had pics and instructions for fixing clearance light. It took me 10 minutes to repair. Yet Chilowee RV in Knoxville wouldn't even take 10 minutes to look at it. Only offer was to leave trailer for two weeks. Really glad I did not buy from them this spring.


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Please provide JC with your experience, and yes... do post the pics and instructions.
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Old 07-09-2015, 05:03 PM   #7
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I would be very interested in how it is done. I have a 2015 Bambi Sport. Pictures and instructions would be helpful to post or email to me.


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Old 07-09-2015, 05:18 PM   #8
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Took Chilhowee a long time to say ""WE DON'T HAVE TIME, YOU CAN LEAVE IT HERE AND WE WILL GET TO IT IN TWO WEEKS."

They could have conveyed the same message with only two words.
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Use a flat head screwdriver to pry off the lens that is attached with two clips. The two screws were loose so I put some Loctite glue on the threads and tightened them down securing the inner light housing with duck tape. After a few hours of setting up I snapped the lens back on. 10 minute job, but Chilhowee RV wouldn't even take 10 minutes to look at it. If you don't want to use glue, you can just use a larger sheet metal screw.


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Old 07-09-2015, 08:35 PM   #10
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Thank you for sharing the info & photo.


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Old 07-10-2015, 04:25 PM   #11
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maybe not clips?

For some reason, I'm thinking my 2010 FC has one plastic clip on each end of the lens and will break when you try to pry the lens off. Anybody know definately about this? And if it IS plastic, any ideas how to safely remove the lens?
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Old 07-11-2015, 01:47 PM   #12
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I just used a small flathead screwdriver to work each end up. The clips looked like metal to me. I have 2015 FC 28.


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Since we were traveling back to Atlanta from Pigeon Forge TN this morning I called the local Airstream certified service center in Knoxville ( Chilhowee RV) to see if we could have them look at it since we had to drive right by their facility. Their response was "WE DON'T HAVE TIME, YOU CAN LEAVE IT HERE AND WE WILL GET TO IT IN TWO WEEKS"! Glad we didn't buy it from them. Terrible service attitude; Airstream should drop them.

For now, guess I'll just have to duck tape it to skin.
Ewald Airstream in Wisconsin is even worse.
We don't have time for 'Flatlanders' (out-of-state term) and then proceeded to up-sale his quote over another Airstream dealer.
Couldn't believe it. Name calling.
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