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Old 09-19-2020, 11:16 PM   #21
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Extract moisture from wall

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I wish I could remember the name so could give credit where it's do. There's another fix for this out there using Flexseal. I did what he did and have pulled my taillights quite a few times to check. That and a homemade gasket works like a charm.

If you're good, and patient, you can make a really good gasket out of rubber tubing. Just split it down the middle and wrap it around the lens edge. Leave a weep hole in the bottom for condensation. You shouldn't have to touch it again until you lose another bulb.


Be careful using Flex Seal. You have to remove the tail light to change bulbs and if you have the LEDs and a board goes bad, like mine did in a year, youíll have to remove it to replace the board. Flex seal will be tough to remove.
I used dicor since it stays soft and provides a good seal.

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Old 09-20-2020, 02:22 AM   #22
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Be careful using Flex Seal. You have to remove the tail light to change bulbs and if you have the LEDs and a board goes bad, like mine did in a year, youíll have to remove it to replace the board. Flex seal will be tough to remove.
I used dicor since it stays soft and provides a good seal.
Apology. I should have been more clear. You mask and paper off the external surrounding area and only use the Flexseal on the recess where the back of the light enters the RV. It's only purpose is to seal the wood from further exposure/moisture.

The 'gasket' serves to prevent heavy moisture (e.g. rain) from entering the cavity.

Thanks for the catch.
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Old 09-20-2020, 03:05 AM   #23
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Ok got it. Iíve used flex seal in some locations on my RV and know that once placed itís not going anywhere. Which is Lisa why I used it in those areas.
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Old 09-20-2020, 01:48 PM   #24
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I used a roll of dicor to seal mine. Comes in a roll about 1Ē wide. Itís very soft with a paper layer. Put it in the fridge for a day as once itís warm itís hard to work with.
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Ditto. My vegas lights leaked the first year. The installers did not remove the paper over the gasket on the back up lights ie no gasket. I used butyl tape as a gasket and even sealed the screw holes with it. That was 3 years ago and no mosture since.
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Old 09-20-2020, 02:18 PM   #25
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Ok got it. Iíve used flex seal in some locations on my RV and know that once placed itís not going anywhere. Which is Lisa why I used it in those areas.
Glad to know that the stuff is more permanent than a wedding vow (these days anyway! )
I was wondering about it's usefulness around the RV, and you've answered my question: thanks!
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Old 09-20-2020, 06:46 PM   #26
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I don't see any gasket between the wall and your tailling
The gasket is thin foam in my photo, laying on the dark plastic taillight housing.
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