Rear Taillight moisture problem
I bought my 2010 Jayco Melbourne - used - in July 2012. I've only taken it out 6 times and only once in the rain. After I got to the campground and was ready to leave, I did a walk around to check the lights. I found that the rear taillight (Turn signal, Parking light, 2 back up lights) lens was 1/2 full of water and my brake/turn signal light was not working since it had been sitting in water. I took the taillight off and dumped the water out. I then noticed that the paint (chrome) was deteriorated to where it was not shiny chrome (to reflect the light) anymore, but black as the back was. This told me that this taillight has had water in it before and for a long time. Drove it home and once again it had water in it and the lights didn't work. Took the lens off, dumped the water out, blew more moisture out with an air hose and then reseated the lights. I then put silicone around the two plastic pieces where they join, put some gasket tape between the metal frame and where the back of the lens would meet, and put a plug in the frame where the wires come through. With Hurricane Sandy last week, I have not moved my coach, but there is condensation back in the lens. Has anyone had any similar problems with the Jayco Taillights? Or know if this was, by chance, a recall? It is only the right side that I am having problems with. It also is a scare since moisture shorts out the lights and I lose the right rear turn signal, brake light and running light which will eventually be a ticket. I don't know any more I can do and there are no cracks in the plastic.