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Old 06-21-2018, 09:00 AM   #1
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Ok, just to save somebody else a bit of fun with Google:

The overhead lights in the 2017 Classic are ITC Corona 6" units. They are part number 69235SS-09-3K. It also shows up as 69235SS-9-3K on some sites. They run $30 to $40 depending on where ( and if ) you find them. They come in both 3,000 and 6,000K color temperatures. The ones AS used are the 3,000's. They also come in both 9 and 15 LED versions. The ones in the trailer are 9 LED's. If you needed more light, you *could* swap out to the bigger units.

If you happen to have the main lights on when your converter goes to 24V on the output ... you get to replace 7 of them ... oh joy !!! ( along with replace the converter ). If the converter was an upgrade .... it's all on your dime ... I *thought* I had the whole converter thing worked out .... guess not . Two dead converters ( the stock unit and this one ) in < 6 months. Stock one fell apart so no direct correlation other than bad luck.

Once you dive in, you *might* find that it fried the Firefly module driving the main lights .... no idea what that part number is or what it costs. I'm only going just so far here at the campground. At this point the trailer is still safe to tow home. Who knows what else I might do to it

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Old 06-22-2018, 05:08 AM   #2
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Thanks, not great news. What replacement converter did you put in?
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It was a 60A Boondocker lithium.

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Old 06-24-2018, 08:20 AM   #5
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I can't really say that I believe the specific brand or model of converter contributed to it's demise. My guess is that it was simply a random failure. Without chopping it open and poking inside, there really isn't any way to know.

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Old 06-29-2018, 11:27 AM   #6
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Ok, the LED's came in and I got them installed. They work fine so we now have lights back. A few observations:

1) It really does not matter what color ring you get on the replacement lights. They all have a white body and white gasket. If you get the ones with a black ring, it just pops off and you use the stainless steel ring from the old lights. The color temperature does matter. It's just the ring color that is not a big deal. This made them a *lot* easier to find online.

2) The wire in the ceiling is number 16. There are no daisy chain links at the lights themselves. A number 14/16 crimp *will* work and you can get them on Amazon. It's a tight fit. The factory used a larger size.

3) The job was not that hard to do. The usual electrical precautions apply ( don't work on live circuits). Everything screwed back together with the original mounting screws. I found that a "normal" screwdriver was a better tool than a power driver for getting things all back in place.

4) The Firefly system is pretty darn rugged. It still dims the lights fine. It's a bit amazing that it is built with that much margin. It's very impressive.

5) The lights are each rated to pull 3.4W at fill brightness. I don't know if that really matters in any way. It's worth noting while things are apart.

Lots of fun !!!!

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Retail price of the lights from AS is $24 part #512830
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..... if they have them in stock .... good to know none the less.

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