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Old 06-10-2014, 01:19 PM   #1
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Tail lights blown

Both driver side tail lights are blown. Time for some silcone to solve this problem. 2015 3011ds. Anybody else have this issue?

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Old 06-10-2014, 01:27 PM   #2
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I had a similar issue on my previous Surveyor trailer. The taillight/brake light lenses did not fit flat against the light housing. Maybe they warped a little over time. In any case when it rained, water would get in the gap and blow the hot bulbs. I countered with a strip of white electrical tape, which cured the problem. I figured the tape would be easier to remove than silicone if I ever needed to replace a bulb, but I never needed to.

I've noticed on my new Surveyor that there is a little ledge above the lens that helps keep water from getting in, even if the lens warps a little bit.
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Old 06-10-2014, 04:45 PM   #3
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Revised to 3 blown bulbs
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:26 PM   #4
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Lots of people have had the same issue. I used bulb grease along the top half of the lens. Left the bottom half unsealed and drilled a small hole to drain out anything that might get in before it built up enough to splash around and kill the bulb.
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Same problem bulb grease did not work. I silconed the top of the lens cover. Np since.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:04 AM   #6
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Replaced the three and sealed them up. Hopefully no more blown bulbs
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:48 PM   #7
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Our 2012 Solera uses Bargman 84 LED tail lights. Not sure if Forest River also uses Bargman 84 lights on the Foresters. If so, Bargman offers an LED retrofit: Amazon.com: Bargman 47-84-410 Red LED Upgrade Kit for #84/#85/#86 Series Stop/Tail/Turn Light: Automotive
The Bargman LEDs on my vehicle are sealed capsules - should be no water incursion problems.
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:19 PM   #8
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ran thru a ton of rain in Georgia, they came thru and work after the
down pour

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