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Old 01-28-2018, 02:30 PM   #21
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Did you have to specify or pay extra for the connectors? I was following your thread and ordered from the same company I have the lights already ready they came in two days .

Yes Rev.,
There is a specific part number for the lights with the connectors. As I recall without getting out the order paperwork it has a "ME" at the end of the part number. I ordered the first set online and it didn't have them. I contacted Command Elec. and they sent me the ones with the connectors with a return label for the first set I ordered. Worth waiting for.

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Old 01-28-2018, 02:32 PM   #22
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Okay I will order them also today I appreciate your help thank you!! I'm not going install them for a little bit anyway just wanted to be ready on the first nice day.
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Old 01-28-2018, 02:35 PM   #23
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Okay I will order them also today I appreciate your help thank you!! I'm not going install them for a little bit anyway just wanted to be ready on the first nice day.
Almost got it right.... just looked up the shipping paperwork. The Item# is 003-30LEM3 LED, Surface Mount Triple Tail light. Ordered the butyl tape from Amazon and got the stainless steel pan head screws #8 from Lowes. Got rubber o-rings for the pan head screws at a hardware store.
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Old 01-30-2018, 03:55 PM   #24
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Here are a few pictures of the project. The finished install pics don't do the new LEDs justice.
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Old 01-30-2018, 03:59 PM   #25
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If you click on the first picture you will notice two things. First is that the original installer pretty much missed the wood with the lower center screw and this was done on the left side too. The other thing is that you can see that even with the LED model there is a gap between the black plastic and the red outside piece. I am pretty sure that this is how the moisture was getting into the fixtures. Hopefully the butyl rubber tape I used closed that gap and it is waterproof. Once that tape sticks, it really sticks so it is a good thing I will never have to replace the LEDs.
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Old 01-30-2018, 04:10 PM   #26
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New SS Screws

Here is what I used for new stainless steel screws. Also used some very small o-rings from a different hardward store. Screws were from Lowe's.
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Old 01-30-2018, 04:15 PM   #27
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Looks great! I assume it was as easy to do as it looks as far as installation? I used butyl tape when replacing the bulbs on one side last year- can't wait to see how that comes off...
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Old 01-30-2018, 05:57 PM   #28
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Looks great! I assume it was as easy to do as it looks as far as installation? I used butyl tape when replacing the bulbs on one side last year- can't wait to see how that comes off...
Yes, pretty much that easy after I confirmed the #8 screws and got the tape stuck on the lights. As far as getting the tape off, I don't envy that aspect of the job. It is still worth it if it keeps the units water tight. I almost went with the factory sponge gasket and decided to err on the side of overkill.
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Old 06-07-2020, 09:14 PM   #29
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Where can I purchase LED tail lights for 2016 Thor Hurricane 35C
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Old 06-07-2020, 09:42 PM   #30
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Where can I purchase LED tail lights for 2016 Thor Hurricane 35C
Amazon, of course.
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Old 06-10-2020, 01:17 AM   #31
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Command Electronics Inc sells tail lights for the Thor ACE models. Probably have yours as well. I paid $69.99 each last year. They are plug and play replacement for the whole fixture.
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Old 06-10-2020, 08:21 PM   #32
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Can you tell me where you ordered your LED lights at? I own a 2017 Thor Ace 30.1 and my rear light coverings are cracking and parking light out on one, so I thought of replacing them with LED fixtures.
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Old 06-10-2020, 08:31 PM   #33
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Command Electronics Inc sells tail lights for the Thor ACE models. Probably have yours as well. I paid $69.99 each last year. They are plug and play replacement for the whole fixture.
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Do these light fixtures come with the gaskets or do you buy them separate?
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Old 06-10-2020, 08:56 PM   #34
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Can you tell me where you ordered your LED lights at? I own a 2017 Thor Ace 30.1 and my rear light coverings are cracking and parking light out on one, so I thought of replacing them with LED fixtures.
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Command Electronics Inc sells tail lights for the Thor ACE models. Probably have yours as well. I paid $69.99 each last year. They are plug and play replacement for the whole fixture.
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Old 06-10-2020, 09:01 PM   #35
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I am in the process of swapping out the stock incandescent tail lights on our '16 Axis with a complete LED option. They are made by the same company, Command Electronics out of Michigan. I made this choice instead of the Bargmann brand because they fit the same cut out. They did send the same spongy seal so I am going to try sealing them with stick on butyl tape instead. I have tested the new LED lights on the bench and the brightness is typically amazing, including the back-ups.
If you use the tape how hard is it to remove the lens to change the bulbs?
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Old 06-10-2020, 10:22 PM   #36
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There is no need to change the entire housing.
Led bulbs are available which go right into the standard bulb socket.

There's a side by side brightness picture and lux meter comparisons in my signature thread.
I chose to not change my brake lights to LED because I don't need, want or agree with, the rude and stupidly bright LED tail/brake lights. I saw no value in led brake/tail lights/turn signals.
But
my back up lights are like the sun itself....
And
If better becomes available(which in lighting it always does) I just have to switch bulbs and not housings.

I didn't mess with the gasket and I have no leaks, but before I'd jack around with the gasket if mine were bad, I'd put a seal of hot glue around it all and call it a day.

But
If you use one side sticky instead of two side sticky tape, the lenses come off without any problem.
If you put the sticky side on the lens there's no alignment problems.
Just put the lens onto the rv and trim off excess tape.
Do it the other way and it's a potential mess.
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Old 06-11-2020, 09:20 PM   #37
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The gaskets they come with will suck. Same as the originals. I bought a roll of dicor and put it around the back edge 1 wide all the way around except for 3 on the bottom middle. The dicor will seal nicely. Trim what squished out and it looks professional. For added measure I ran a bead of clear silicone 1/2 way up one side of the light edge across the top and 1/2 way down the other side. Dicor at room temperature will be impossible to work with. Put it in the fridge for a day and its simple to work with. I attached some pics of the dicor and when the light is in before and after trimming.
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