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Old 08-23-2010, 08:28 AM   #29
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Who said it would be low cost, Wally?

Seriously though...

Wally, the cans will be milled from aircraft-grade aluminum and anodized.

And thanks Andy, for the correction on the fiber optics.

LEDs are very popular right now for a lot of applications in and outside of vintage trailers. For taillights, they do offer a slight safety improvement. My personal opinion is that LEDs on vintage trailers should be hidden behind original features at all times so that they do not distract from the vintage look.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:37 PM   #30
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In order to save time I decided to just go ahead and purchase the ugly LED reverse lights for my Sovereign from Inland Andy. But I found an easy solution to dress up these ugly but very effective lights. See pic. I simply gorilla glued a brand new vintage style lens over the new LED. Looks vintage but is LED bright.

I was able to salvage the canisters for both tail lights and did this mainly to retain the Fiber Optic front view capability. I'm pretty happy with the way all the tail lights look and function.
Mike,

Thanks for the great posts on the LED conversion. I too got the inland RV LED taillights... Question about the three wires coming out of the bottom.... When I remove the old can will there be three wires there that I connect?

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Mike,

Thanks for the great posts on the LED conversion. I too got the inland RV LED taillights... Question about the three wires coming out of the bottom.... When I remove the old can will there be three wires there that I connect?

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Leo
Leo.

No to the 3 wires, since the can is grounded.

By the way, you can easily adapt those round tail lights to accept the tail light monitor cable.

Very carefully, in the dead center on the back side of the tail light, drill a # 30 hole about 3/8 deep.

Then insert the monitor cable and secure it in place with a little silicone sealer, on the outside only.

The monitor then works as good as it did with the original tail lights.

I discoverd this a few months ago, and the above should apply to the round LED tail lights that we sold even years ago.

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Thanks Andy! I'm excited to hook these up and see how they look.

Just to clarify, with the lights I got from you, the 66000, I remove the old can, and wire the "brake" and "blinker" wires?

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Thanks Andy! I'm excited to hook these up and see how they look.

Just to clarify, with the lights I got from you, the 66000, I remove the old can, and wire the "brake" and "blinker" wires?

Thanks,
Leo
Leo.

Correct.

Well sort of.

The brake and blinker light wire is one and the same, which is the brightest.

The other wire is simply for the tail light, which is dimmer.

If you have the tail light monitor, you can easily modify the tail light, as outlined above.

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