Originally Posted by SSquared
I have a 2013 that came with LED teardrop lights. At that time, there were quality issues. I had about five where the lens did not fit onto the base right. There was a gap of as much as 1/8 or 1/4 inch on the bad ones. I had those replaced under warranty. Since then I have had two teardrops fail with burnt-out LEDs.
With the teardrop lights available today, is the reliability better? It's a pain (and expensive) to replace a bad LED teardrop. If I had incandescents on my trailer, I'd be afraid to switch.
I think that some of the problems you talked about with them not fitting good is why Airstream has changed their setup and interface. At one time all the were using was a light like the sku2347 and sku2348 where they could be mounted on a radius and a flat surface. In some cases it worked but not always.
The company that Airstream buys them from is always upgrading their products if they find they have problems or find a better way to do it.
If I were going to install them for myself or someone else I would find some type of coating to seal the bottom of the LED Light. The reason being, they take a bunch of bumps going down the road and it is like you said, it is does take some work to install them