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Old 07-14-2010, 09:40 AM   #11
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Have you tried RV"eve extensions"? It puts the water a little farther out from the side of the RV

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Old 08-06-2010, 09:47 PM   #12
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We have now had our dealer look at our tail lights. They said they had not seen this problem before. They have contacted Jayco and here is the deal.

Jayco told our dealer they are having complaints about this issue and are sending replacement fixtures that have been improved to correct the problem. From what they describe, it sounds like the fixture with the drip edge that is on Go Wild's 2010 17Z.

Since our original bulb failure because of corrosion, we have had the bulb in the other fixture shatter due to water contacting the bulb when it was hot.

I'm not quite understanding why Jayco would opt to produce a shielded fixture instead of a sealed fixture. We will see what they have come up and how well it works when we have the lights changed out after camping season.

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Old 08-11-2012, 08:25 AM   #13
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One quick fix is to drill a small hole in the bottom of the taillight lense even after sealing the top, just in case. Larry
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:48 AM   #14
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Unfortunately Jayco does not make the light fixtures. They are only using what is commercially available.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:51 AM   #15
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Had the same problem here. The fix is to run a bead of silicone between the lens and lip across the top and halfway down the sides.

Even if you have the dealer replace the light, with the same unit, you will have the same problem.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:53 AM   #16
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I took the lens off, ran a bead of silicone along the top edge and 1" down the side of each lens and reinstalled and have not had the problem again in 4 years. Keeps the water out and by not sealing the bottom if water does get in, it has a way out. Good luck.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:59 PM   #17
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I used to have a 17C, and had the same issue. While camping once, during a torrential downpour, the water worked it's way from the light, through the wiring holes and actually created a rather large puddle in the rear of the camper, under the Pantry/Closet out into the main hallway, that took a few towels to soak up. It took me a few minutes (while getting soaked) to figure out the issue. The passenger side brake taillight was actually full of water. Once the storm passed, I put some ducktape on it temporarily, then sealed once I got home. Really poor design, which they have changed on the newer 17Z/17A.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:08 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by jiblk2 View Post
We purchased a new 2010 17c last fall. Its a great little unit that's very easy to tow. Only one problem has thus far come up. The water shield above the rear drop-down bed diverts water to either side of the opening. This water then drains down the back of the camper directly onto and into the tail lights. The socket inside one fixture has already corroded to the point that the bulb has failed. Since these tail light fixtures are not designed to be sealed I can see this will be a recurring problem.

Has anyone experienced this kind of problem with cheap tail lights and if so what is the best fix?
We had the same model camper 2007 model year. We had the same problems. We just purchased a 197 last week and that was the first thing I looked at. The design of the tail light base has been modified and now the top of the light cover is covered by the base of the fixture. I sprayed it with a large volume of water and it remained dry inside. I would like to see Jayco start installing LED lights but I was told by my dealer the cost of the LED lights are too expensive. How much more can they raise the cost of an RV? In the end I did end up replacing the tail lights with LED. They are nice and bright and waterproof.

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