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Old 10-26-2018, 06:46 AM   #1
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water in taillights

Hi all I have a 2016 3010 Sunseeker class c motorhome. Have a problem with water getting into rear tail lights. How should I rectify this for future. Cannot keep paying service guys to fix things. Senior lady needs help!! I'm in southern Ontario Canada.
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Old 10-26-2018, 12:24 PM   #2
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Msttoad, is the water sitting inside the red lens or is the water getting BEHIND the lights and into the camper wall? A picture if possible would help. Jay
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Old 10-26-2018, 01:47 PM   #3
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Hi all I have a 2016 3010 Sunseeker class c motorhome. Have a problem with water getting into rear tail lights. How should I rectify this for future. Cannot keep paying service guys to fix things. Senior lady needs help!! I'm in southern Ontario Canada.
If inside the lens drill two drain holes on the bottom. Use clear silicone lightly on 3 sides of the lens. leave the bottom open.

If behind the lights ( I would look anyway) seal the holes were the wires go in
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I have the same problem on my 2016 3010DS. The suggested solutions confuse me because these are LED taillights. The condensation is on the inside of the lens wich is also the component board surface for the LED's. In Vermont this will not pass inspection. They replaced it and a month later the new one looks just like the old with condensation in there. Can you provide more clarification on the suggested fix please.
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I have the same problem on my 2016 3010DS. The suggested solutions confuse me because these are LED taillights. The condensation is on the inside of the lens wich is also the component board surface for the LED's. In Vermont this will not pass inspection. They replaced it and a month later the new one looks just like the old with condensation in there. Can you provide more clarification on the suggested fix please.
drill a drail whole in the bottom of the lense.
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Hi we did drill a small hole and hopefully have resolved the problem
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We have a full width slot at the bottom of the lights that stops condenstation .
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We have a full width slot at the bottom of the lights that stops condenstation .

A close up photo would be very helpful.
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Our original lights had two screws attaching the backup light lens to the red portion of the light. Because they were leaking, we had the lights replaced with an updated version when we were at the 2016 FROG Rally. The updated ones have four screws attaching the backup light lens.

The leaking stopped for a while with the new lights, but we did have one additional problem. While attempting to tighten things down due to a new leak, I discovered that one of the upper mounting screws for the left light had a stripped out mounting hole. I glued some pieces of toothpick into the hole and remounted the light. Now they stay dry inside and have been so for nearly two years.

The lights have to be very tightly mounted to avoid leaks. Just be careful not to tighten to the point of cracking them.
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IF tightening them keeps out the moisture then the answer is easy.
Remove the lens.
Dry thoroughly!!!!
Apply a tiny bead of your favorite flexible
white caulk to the edge of the lens.
Go around each screw and put a tiny dab under the screw heads.
Re-attach lens.
I had to do the above to my previous Rockwood on all the clearance lights.
They all leaked.
Some leaked inside!!
The tiny bead of caulk stopped all the leaks and you can't see it because even tho the lens is amber or red the side of the rig is white so the caulk doesn't show.

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