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Old 04-04-2015, 07:30 PM   #1
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Convert tail light to LED on Rockwood 8329SS

We just put a deposit down on a 2015 Rockwood 8329SS and will be picking it up in a week or two. I looked at the tail lights and they appear to be the bulb style. Does anyone recommend switching them to LED and is there a conversion kit available? I realize that the ease and cost of replacing LEDs may not be worthwhile or convenient and perhaps that is why FR doesn't equip the RV with them. The brand is Protronics but I wasn't sure of the model. The only thing that I could find on the plastic cover was SAS 21616.

Separate question... Has anyone come up with creative ideas for outside storage since it is limited to a small compartment under the bedroom slide?

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Old 04-04-2015, 07:40 PM   #2
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We just put a deposit down on a 2015 Rockwood 8329SS and will be picking it up in a week or two. I looked at the tail lights and they appear to be the bulb style. Does anyone recommend switching them to LED and is there a conversion kit available? I realize that the ease and cost of replacing LEDs may not be worthwhile or convenient and perhaps that is why FR doesn't equip the RV with them. The brand is Protronics but I wasn't sure of the model. The only thing that I could find on the plastic cover was SAS 21616.

Separate question... Has anyone come up with creative ideas for outside storage since it is limited to a small compartment under the bedroom slide?

I look forward to being part of this group.
Thanks,
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Strange.......I have a "2011 Rockwood 2604ws" that has LED OEM tail lights.....
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:02 PM   #3
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I had to run out to check mine. Indeed regular bulbs, every bulb inside is LED. Yet another way FR is cutting corners. I would imagine all the running lights are too. We really like our 8329SS but it came with a host of problems. Many of which I have been able to fix. But some have been inexcusable like loose wires in fuse panel(no hot water heater from electric side huge potential for fire). Don't mean to scare you but, check everything make sure everything works the way it supposed to. Including water valves, stabilizers, radio.
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:18 PM   #4
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But to answer your question there are now LEDs that plug into existing light bulb sockets. If bulb is a 1157 bulb you buy the 1157 LED. Not sure of the quality never used them and of course Walmart sells them in automotive section.
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Old 04-04-2015, 09:36 PM   #5
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But to answer your question there are now LEDs that plug into existing light bulb sockets. If bulb is a 1157 bulb you buy the 1157 LED. Not sure of the quality never used them and of course Walmart sells them in automotive section.
Bargman makes a complete assembly. Some tv's also need a 'flasher' for led's, other-wise your lights will 'hyper flash' (to fast). If people can't see 'ya now, they shouldn't be driving anyway.
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Old 04-04-2015, 09:37 PM   #6
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Glad to hear that it is a common 1157 bulb. I will try out the LED version. I plan on doing a thorough PDI and staying in the RV at a park close to the dealer to shake out all of the "bugs" and issues. It' not my first RV and they have all had issues! It's a case of the "best of the worst"...but I don't want to hijack my own thread! Happy travels,
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:40 AM   #7
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I installed the 1157 LED bulbs and when I would hit the brakes all the parking lights would come on, on the camper and the truck. I pulled them out and tried them in a different vehicle and they done the same thing. Does anyone know why or how to fix this?


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Old 04-05-2015, 09:29 AM   #8
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Could it be the bulbs you have are shorting out the dual pins in the socket?
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1157 in the USA are (Dual Element). Youroo!!
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1157 in the USA are (Dual Element). Youroo!!
Same in Canada
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