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Old 10-08-2007, 08:43 PM   #1
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Melted exterior floodlight cover

I seem to have melted my plastic floodlight cover on my 1979 31' International. Does anyone know where I could buy a new one, maybe even a glass one?
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Old 10-08-2007, 08:46 PM   #2
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Melted Light

Yea, I had to replace mine too.
Tomorrow I'll get you a phone number.
They are a standard semi-tractor trailer back up lens.
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Old 10-09-2007, 10:45 AM   #3
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To prevent this recurring, the usual advice is to replace the bulb with a 1141 type:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f160...ght-10432.html
Of course, you might already have one fitted............
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Old 10-09-2007, 10:54 AM   #4
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Is this what you need?

4" Round Lens - Porch Light

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Old 10-09-2007, 10:54 AM   #5
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I went to a You-pull-it style automotive salvage yard (junk yard) with a friend for a part for his old Chevy truck. There was a bunch of old large trucks there - I got 4 lenses - 3 clear and 1 amber for $5. Not new but fully functional. My old Caravel has 2 scare lights and these are for her. Just a thought in case you want to do the same.

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Old 10-09-2007, 01:21 PM   #6
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4" Round Lens - Porch Light

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That looks like the one.
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:07 PM   #7
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I noticed when I was out by ours that ours has melted also and we never use it. I guess it just really got hot this summer!
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:05 PM   #8
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These lenses can be purchased through NAPA also. I purchased 3 for my 69 as they are the same as the BU lights. Part # 99176C. Instead of having signal stat on them they have TruckLite on them.
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Old 03-24-2008, 08:28 PM   #9
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I replaced my entire fixture with one from Vintage Trailer Supply as noted in a previous post. I rarely use this scare light but when I converted over to a 36 bulb LED board, I pulled out an 1156 bulb. No wonder these plastic lenses warp or melt.
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Old 03-24-2008, 08:40 PM   #10
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Try a frosted bulb? Then the lens won't melt.....maybe.
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:40 AM   #11
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Outside Flood Light

You are using the wrong light bulb. Mine melted also, I dont remember what the number is but it is not an 1156. I see if I can round up the number or as Andy of Inland RV.
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:42 AM   #12
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In my 69 it says use a 1034 for the flood light. This bulb will not work in mine.This bulb has 2 contacts and the lock tabs are not even accross. It has a 32 candle power rating, as does a 1156. The 1141 bulbs that are used on the interior light fixtures has a rating of 21 candle power, it is what I have in mine and is pretty bright. You can use frosted or not in the 1141 style.
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:45 AM   #13
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You need to use the lower wattage bulb in both instances. The earlier trailers used double filament bulbs, the newer ones single. The higher-watt bulbs will soften and distort the plastic lens from the increased heat.
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:53 PM   #14
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You might also consider a #93 bulb which uses less current than the 1141 bulb. It is 1.04 amps vs. 1.44 for the 1141.

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Old 03-26-2008, 04:09 AM   #15
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The 71/72 manuals we have show a 90 for the step light and a 1141 for the flood light.
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