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Trailer lights #14159966 10/13/21 08:35 PM
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Why is that every set of "water proof" or water tight led tail lights I buy for my boat trailer always have water in them after only a few uses? And half of the LED's are not working at that point. Is there better ones to buy.

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Re: Trailer lights [Re: Stratos2011] #14159986 10/13/21 08:59 PM
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I haven’t ever had that happen with two trailers setup 100% LED.

Don’t buy the cheap LEDs from the academy/Walmart.

Buy the ones from a truck stop.


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Re: Trailer lights [Re: SteezMacQueen] #14159995 10/13/21 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
I haven’t ever had that happen with two trailers setup 100% LED.

Don’t buy the cheap LEDs from the academy/Walmart.

Buy the ones from a truck stop.


Yeah cause you'd never find cheap cr@p on the shelves there.

To the OP, pull the lights not working. On the back side of the circuit board is a dab of soldier for the ground. It's supposed to make contact with the metal backplate. Clean it and the back plate and that should fix your problem. Your other option is to replace them with sealed units.

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Originally Posted by tmd11111
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I haven’t ever had that happen with two trailers setup 100% LED.

Don’t buy the cheap LEDs from the academy/Walmart.

Buy the ones from a truck stop.


Yeah cause you'd never find cheap cr@p on the shelves there.

To the OP, pull the lights not working. On the back side of the circuit board is a dab of soldier for the ground. It's supposed to make contact with the metal backplate. Clean it and the back plate and that should fix your problem. Your other option is to replace them with sealed units.


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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen


Don’t make fun of my chrome plated plastic lug nut covers!

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Re: Trailer lights [Re: tmd11111] #14160380 10/14/21 03:18 AM
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Originally Posted by tmd11111
Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
I haven’t ever had that happen with two trailers setup 100% LED.

Don’t buy the cheap LEDs from the academy/Walmart.

Buy the ones from a truck stop.


Yeah cause you'd never find cheap cr@p on the shelves there.

To the OP, pull the lights not working. On the back side of the circuit board is a dab of soldier for the ground. It's supposed to make contact with the metal backplate. Clean it and the back plate and that should fix your problem. Your other option is to replace them with sealed units.

The lights still work. They are just full of water and they are supposed to be sealed. Not sure why they always end up with water in them. Each light has 20 or so LED’s, only a few are out right now.

Re: Trailer lights [Re: SteezMacQueen] #14160425 10/14/21 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
I haven’t ever had that happen with two trailers setup 100% LED.

Don’t buy the cheap LEDs from the academy/Walmart.

Buy the ones from a truck stop.




this ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

the ones in truck stops are a better quality, order online from iowa80.com largest truck stop in the country and has an excellent online store.


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Re: Trailer lights [Re: Stratos2011] #14160685 10/14/21 02:40 PM
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eTrailer.com has been good to me when I converted my old boat trailer to LED. Never had an issue with them leaking, fading, cracking, etc.

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Originally Posted by Stratos2011
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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
I haven’t ever had that happen with two trailers setup 100% LED.

Don’t buy the cheap LEDs from the academy/Walmart.

Buy the ones from a truck stop.


Yeah cause you'd never find cheap cr@p on the shelves there.

To the OP, pull the lights not working. On the back side of the circuit board is a dab of soldier for the ground. It's supposed to make contact with the metal backplate. Clean it and the back plate and that should fix your problem. Your other option is to replace them with sealed units.

The lights still work. They are just full of water and they are supposed to be sealed. Not sure why they always end up with water in them. Each light has 20 or so LED’s, only a few are out right now.


In that I guess a Truck Stop it is.

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Bought mine from Mclane trailers in Houston. 6 years and no issue.

Re: Trailer lights [Re: avid_basser] #14161033 10/14/21 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by avid_basser
eTrailer.com has been good to me when I converted my old boat trailer to LED. Never had an issue with them leaking, fading, cracking, etc.


another vote for eTrailer... lots of good stuff.

https://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Trailer_Lights.aspx


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