Hi, my trailer came with LED tail lights and they started to fail after about three years; My replacements have been working flawlessly for over six years and cost about 1/3rd the factory price.
My 2009 Classic which I bought used in July came with Bargman LED tail lights. The trailer has been parked since I bought it and I'm now getting it road-ready for travel in early spring. I noticed all 4 tail lights (the center backup lights are incandescent) have failed LEDs and either the pads (~$25 each) or entire fixture (~$40 each) will need to be replaced.
When I took the lens covers off I saw all had leaked around the lens cover and that seems to have been what caused them to burn out.
There's a groove the lens cover fits in, but no rubber gasket. Appears to me to be poor design. I like using LEDs for the reasons mentioned, but I am reluctant to replace the LED pads without also installing a gasket to prevent this problem recurring. Should I replace the entire fixture (more bucks) or is there some type of rubber gasket material that can be fabricated to fit? Has anyone else experienced this problem and come up with a less costly solution?