Trailer lights driving me crazy

Old 08-09-2020, 01:44 PM
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Default Trailer lights driving me crazy

We have a 2018 magic tilt. The passenger side came with a failed LED turn signal so I replaced it with a similar style I bought from Amazon. Waterproof, sealed, all good! Decent reviews and came with the driver side

Driver side LED failed after 6 months, so I put in the spare. 6 months later the passenger side fails so I get a different LED company. 2 months later the passenger side fails so I get another single LED for submersion from a local trailer shop. Then driver side fails so pissed off with LED I get the old school bulb that does the air trap.

Fast forward to 2 weeks ago and both sides start to fail.

Trailer just hit 2 years old and it's not the wiring, it's always the housing that fails. So I do not go insane, which brand of light are you guys using so that maybe I can get 2 or 3 years before replacement?

Old 08-09-2020, 02:21 PM
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Dry Launch

I have the 701 model on both my trailers, used for many years.
Spray non corrosive spray on the bulb sockets when new.
Last trip discovered a bulb out, replaced in in a couple minutes, no tools.
Old 08-09-2020, 03:55 PM
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I use sealed truck lights. the 4" round ones that you see of every big truck going down the road.

they've held up for years.
Old 08-09-2020, 05:25 PM
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Get led lights that are potted. It looks like they are sealed in clear epoxy on the back. Connections are important as well. The best lights don’t work with bad connections. My lights are easily 8 years old and I have yet to have one fail.
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My issues intermittent issues all came down to a mouse nest in the tube up by the tongue. ALL the wires ran through the nest and the mice chewed off the insulation. Had me scratching my head for awhile before I figured that one out.
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You also have to be careful not to over-tighten the mounting bolts, as it can lead to a cracked housing.
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Rewire with marine tinned wire and run a home run, dedicated wire, for every wire, to a junction box. Issue solved, with good lights of course.

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