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Old 07-13-2013, 08:01 PM   #1
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every dang marker lamp housing cracked? what gives?

so we just got back from a couple weeks in Colorado, (trip was great, minus the a/c starting issues while dry camping overnight in walmart lot. but that's for a diff thread).... anyway, before I left I noticed the left front marker lamp housing had a crack.....no biggie, ill replace it when I get back...

so I get back, and go to wash the trailer and realize that EVERY SINGLE marker lamp housing is either cracked, or cracked when I touched it (save for one)...

so what gives?? this trailer is BARELY a year old?? it is stored in a covered and enclosed storage when not in use, has NEVER seen hail, and only been in rain TWICE!

only culprit that comes to mind other than a bad batch of plastic is heat...I mean it does get quite toasty in tx in the summer....but come on...EVERY MARKER LAMP housing???

hmmmm.....I was at candy world today (we FINALLY got one and it just opened YAY) and I got some replacements, but should I expect this to be a yearly ordeal???

thanks guys, camp on!

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Old 07-14-2013, 07:46 AM   #2
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Do you by some chance use your marker lights a decorative lights when set-up at your campsite? If so the cracking might be cause by the heat generated by the bulbs being on ALL the time, without the benefit of the cooling air flow you get while driving.
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you know I have stuck a fuse in the cord a couple of times .....I guess that could be the culprit...? i guess the solution in that case is to switch out the marker lamps for led. which i wanted to do anyway, so now i have an excuse! lol

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Or quit using your marker light for decorative lights!
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Lol...yeah, actually I had the trailer parked at my mother's house on her street, and its pitch dark, so I wanted the lights on so some dingbat didnt run into the parked trailer on a residential street..

In either case, my excuse to swap everything to led stands and I think it is the best solution...lol
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