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Old 11-27-2013, 02:12 AM   #15
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I have water in two of my rear red led lights on the top , more like drops , if it's inside the lights , does it mean they have to be replaced or can they be dried out ,
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Old 11-27-2013, 04:20 AM   #16
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I have another thought for you.

Make a list of these sorts of items and sometime before you are out of warranty take a trip back to your dealer to have them all looked after. If you have a more serious problem pop up in the mean time you can have it all done at once but in the mean time just use it and enjoy it.

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Old 11-27-2013, 04:57 AM   #17
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I have water in two of my rear red led lights on the top , more like drops , if it's inside the lights , does it mean they have to be replaced or can they be dried out ,
Dutchie, if I remember correctly, you have a new 2013 Int. That means you have the new LED lights and the newer, larger black gaskets under the chrome bases. According to AS and most dealers, those gaskets were supposed to stop the lights picking up condensation. So much for that fix.. The way water gets into the lights 90% of the time is through the area where the wires enter in the back. If the wires are sealed right, they won't leak, if not, water shows up sooner or later. The fix of putting the Classic trailer cast bases under the lights and then sealing all parts with Acryl R or ParBond stops all leaks. The rubber gaskets you have, stops the Filiform from starting at the front and rear edges of the base, but does nothing to give additional waterproofing of the light. My opinion, and if I had the lights with new gaskets, I would at least still seal, with Acryl R, the plastic led light to its chrome base. (Stop water from getting in between those two parts and thus keeping it away from the wires in back.)

Dry out water already inside? 1, Time and heat. 2, Drill small hole to dry out, then re-seal. 3, warrantee--get new lights installed.
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:06 AM   #18
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Droplets on the inside of the lens=condensation.
When repairing the base gaskets on our older Classic I noticed the lens' with little condensation had a small v in base edge pointy end. I enlarged the existing ones slightly and duplicated on the rest. I still get some drops but they do dry out in the sun....mostly.
Standing water...re-seal.
POI I use dielectric grease on the lens edge and acryl-r on the curb.

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Old 11-27-2013, 07:07 AM   #19
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All 4 of my LED tail lights burned out because moisture got inside the lenses. This was pre-rubber gasket days, but apparently the gasket alone does not cure the problem. Moisture is more detrimental to LEDs than incandescent fixtures because LEDs don't generate enough heat to evaporate the moisture out. Seal those LED fixtures!

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Old 11-27-2013, 09:00 AM   #20
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well, I will first try pushing a bit harder....did not push all that hard the first go round due to being a bit timid....will try that again...

Ill be interested to see how these keep moisture out....I am not sure I want to waste any time/money sealing up these fixures as they are cause I think these gaskets are going to be a problem...hope not, but time will tell...and we have heard from a couple people describe them as a problem...and they are more problematic to keep right and repair in the long run I would think...if they have problems within the warranty period, JC will replace them I would think...

Need to fix this one and just keep watching them...

Good point on LED's...I did not think about the heat difference with incandescant vs LED...
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I asked this before, but what is that grey sealant above the awning rail...I want to patch a gap I see there soon.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:09 AM   #22
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:16 AM   #23
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I asked this before, but what is that gray sealant above the awning rail...I want to patch a gap I see there soon.
Perry told you above: "" Parbond is for thin cracks and Trempro-635 is for fat cracks ""

Also Acryl R , and it is the thinnest. So I bet it's probably the Trempro above the awning. You can order a caulk kit from JC that has the Acryl R and Trempro plus a couple others for use on the trailers " different colors for different areas." Order ParBond elsewhere.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:28 AM   #24
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FWIW, our dealer says to use Sika-Flex. I have used it to redo the seams, it is gray and is holding up well. Above my awning, where it attaches to the trailer, they used a white compound. It is now getting rather old and my plan is to clean it off and reapply new stuff this summer. I was told to use the same stuff.
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Why not send a question to the factory? Or your dealer?
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:29 PM   #26
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Get Jackson Center on the horn. They are very helpful.
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The clearance lights I bought off of ebay have the LED's potted in epoxy so no moisture can get to the electrical connections. Moisture does get under the lens though but I don't worry about it. I have not seen many lights that don't leak unless the lens is glued to the base.

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That is comforting- all of mine on the curb side have moisture under the lenses. I don't think water/moisture can enter the trailer this way, either- at least that's what Jim at Foley led me to believe.
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