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Old 03-13-2006, 02:29 PM   #1
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Running lights

I posted this in another area but did not get a responce.
I am wondering though,Does anyone here think that Airstream would let me fix my own running light being that I live so far away from the closest dealer?It does not seem all that hard to do.Just a couple of screws a couple snips of the wires and replace the new one on.Seal it and done.I sent them an e-mail already but would like to know if anyone ever had airstream let them fix something for themselves or woould they recomend going to a dealer beacause it is warrented.Thanks.
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Old 03-13-2006, 04:52 PM   #2
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I have done that before, the manufacturer usually has no problem with sending you the parts, although they may want to old ones back.
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I just tried to take the bulb out but the light bulb fell out of the base of the light bulb.Now I am going to try and clean it up a bit at least to get it to work so I dont have any problems any time soon.
Yea if they let me do it that would be better cause I really do not trust the RV dealers here.
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Looks like you need my patented 'running light fix' ........(just kidding about the patent part ). It is in a thread called 'marker lights' now and originally in the '06 quality thread. It did the trick on mine....... . Perhaps one of our more computer-savvy members can provide a link to the thread and photo.
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Old 03-13-2006, 06:38 PM   #6
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That is funny that you say that because I went to town and...well....I stole the idea from you.I am SOOOOO SORRRYYYY.Please dont sue me...
Seriously though.That is a very good idea as I had done this today and it looks to be working perfectly.I have not tested it yet with water but it is supposed to rain tonight.(Living here on the beach though for some reason it never really rains unless it is a major storm coming through.)So I should know tomorrow how your trick works.Honestly though I really believe this is probably the best way to handle this problem.I liked the idea of putting the o-ring under the washer.Thanks for posting it cause it helped me alot in taking one more step to keeping it in long llasting great condition.
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Looks like you need my patented 'running light fix' ........(just kidding about the patent part ). It is in a thread called 'marker lights' now and originally in the '06 quality thread. It did the trick on mine....... . Perhaps one of our more computer-savvy members can provide a link to the thread and photo.
here it is: http://www.airforums.com/forum...y-16147-7.html

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ok, so i see you've got multiple threads going on this topic now......

and i can see the white gaskets.....too.

remove these, clean them, spray them with silicone, flip them over and re insert......

and replace the factory screws with a stainless steel machine screw of the same length....

try wraping the last few threads with teflon plumbers tape before screwing them down...

or try lewsters suggestion with o rings of the proper size....really small.

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(and someone combine these 3 threads please.....

with this one....
http://www.airforums.com/forum...-em-21214.html
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Old 03-13-2006, 07:45 PM   #9
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Sorry for the confusion I was thinking if I made 2 different subject on this problem it would be easier for others who were looking it up in the search.But I was in the wrong for trying.sigh
Yea I cleaned it up and did everything but the silicone part.The o-ring trick is great though.I liked the way it seated into it place.
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How about a how to or sticky because this seems to a big problem with Airstreams.
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[quote=Devoman]That is funny that you say that because I went to town and...well....I stole the idea from you.I am SOOOOO SORRRYYYY.Please dont sue me...

Not to worry! But if two very large guys in shiney suits show up at your door answering to Carmine and Gino.........you'll know who sent them!!!!!
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Devo....these pics are from your 2005?
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:36 AM   #13
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Yes...These pics are from the '05 25'SS I just got a about a month ago.
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I have the same problem with my O6 19ft SE. It's pathetic that Airstream does not do a recall and fix this.

We thought Airstream was a quality product but are a bit disillusioned. If something as simple and obvious as marker lights have fault what are there other less obvious problems with these units?
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Old 03-14-2006, 10:31 AM   #15
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I just check the lights a bit earlier this morning and the tricked worked flawlessly.(From yours truly the LEWSTERMAN.)
There is no leaks anymore when it rained last night and it rained really hard.I had forgotten to screw down one light on the top and when I had cleaned it out yesterday and then check it this morning the condensation was back again in the only one without the fix.I believe this is a great fix.
The price for these items were a bit pricey though.
Screw - $.35
Washer - $.10
Rubber 0-ring - I cannot remember for sure but I do know it cost just less than $10.00.
The bad part about the price though was the fact that lowes or home depot in my area did not carry the bolts so I went to a bolt shop instead.Thats why the price was higher.Thats is ok though.I think this fix was worth every penny spent.
I seems pretty stange for an all american vehicle like this would use metric bolts instead of standard bolts.
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Airstream e-mailed me back today and they told me they will ship what I need to my house so I can do it myself.Also the best part is that they are going to send me some stainless steel screws for the running lights.
If any of you all still have warrenties I would e-mail or call them and let them know of the problem and get stainless screws from them.Talk about great service.
Also use the patented Lewster fix.It works great.
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Old 03-21-2006, 09:45 AM   #17
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Well I just got the package from the UPS as it was sitting at my front door this morning.I was really excited to get this thing fixed but when I had opened the package......It was the wrong color light fixture.They sent me an Amber one instead of the red one.
They did get one thing right though...I think.They said they would send me some stainless screws so I would not have any more problems but they look the same as the others that had rusted.Here is what they sent me.Oh yea...When looking at the light It would seem really hard for any water or moisture to get in the vehicle unless there was a hole there so after seeing this I do feel a bit better now.I think it is either the seal where the screw sets or the seal when the colored light cover sets.Those are the only 2 areas I can think of.
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