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Old 06-29-2012, 03:00 AM   #15
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That makes sense. Thank you Steve and heir!
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:13 AM   #16
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If you are not sure, you may want to get the lights working with the 1156/1157 bulbs first, then plug in the led bulbs, unless you are installing the led light assemblies. The ground wiring on trailers can be a cause of intermittent problems, so make sure the cans have a good ground connection to the trailer metal body. I usually put a star washer on the screw, between the screw head and the connector body. It makes a good ground, and keeps the screw from vibrating loose.
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:51 AM   #17
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I found some good info on grounds for trailers. 4 Points that need a good ground connection to frame: 1. Rear bumper of tow vehicle2. Tongue of trailer3. Near charger/converter4. Frame of trailer to aluminum skin.I think that the yellow wires are for the brake lights(as yellow wire goes to brakes) and brown wire is running lights. I tested the lights with a 12 volt battery on the pigtails as they were the same color. Will install ground wire from skin to frame tomorrow and try to light it up again!
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:31 AM   #18
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I found some good info on grounds for trailers. 4 Points that need a good ground connection to frame: 1. Rear bumper of tow vehicle2. Tongue of trailer3. Near charger/converter4. Frame of trailer to aluminum skin.I think that the yellow wires are for the brake lights(as yellow wire goes to brakes) and brown wire is running lights. I tested the lights with a 12 volt battery on the pigtails as they were the same color. Will install ground wire from skin to frame tomorrow and try to light it up again!
I think the 4 grounds you list are good. The skin and frame of the airstream and the frame of the trailer are good grounds, which is the negative side of the 12 volt system. You need the tail light cans connected to the alluminum skin, because the light cans are insulated from ground due to being mounted in the fibreglass thingy.(Argosy's only). let us know how it turns out. I am looking at the replacement lens myself.
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:56 AM   #19
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Susan, did you have any success in getting your tail lamps to work?
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:39 PM   #20
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Still working on project. Unfortunately, i broke off one of the wires behind the panel. I am going to run new wires soon hopefully. And I broke one of the lenses and lost one of my gaskets, Hoping to purchase today. Thank you for asking.
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Susan, you're welcome. You will prevail and be victorious!
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Thanks for the vote of confidence. I am sure it will all come together one day, just not sure when. I am installing a newer water heater right now and replacing the rotten floor putting styrofoam insulation in floor and moving outside panel beneath inside panel so water will run off not into the corner..













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Susan,
I wish you the best with all of these tasks. Believe me, I've become very familiar with floor rot (http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/leaks-and-floor-rot-in-91-34-limited-85517.html) and a myriad of other problems that I'm not very fond of at the moment!

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