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Old 08-13-2013, 08:52 PM   #1
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This past weekend we were following a fellow RW owner in the rain and very cloudy. The marker lights and tail lights were not very bright and that included the brake lights. Has anyone swapped to LEDs? Thinking one of the new CREE LEDs might be the ticket. Thanks.
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:18 PM   #2
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This past weekend we were following a fellow RW owner in the rain and very cloudy. The marker lights and tail lights were not very bright and that included the brake lights. Has anyone swapped to LEDs? Thinking one of the new CREE LEDs might be the ticket. Thanks.


I am considering upgrading to the LED lights also for the tail lights. www.etrailer.com sells an Optronics part that appears to be an exact (LED)replacement for the 4 inch tail lights on the Redwood coaches.



I think the LED "tail/brake/turn" will show up better in daylight and rain based on what I see on the trucks these days.

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Old 08-25-2013, 10:35 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply and info. I've been emailing etrailer about replacements. I think if anyone has been behind one of our rigs they would see how dim the lights are. I'm replacing the markers with LEDs just need something for the tail lights. I'll let you know what I end up doing.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:02 AM   #4
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I was worried about this very thing. Let us know what works. It looks to me like a standard sized tail light, shouldn't be too hard to find an LED replacement.
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I placeda my order today from etrailer.com. Should have the new LED replacement tail lights by this weekend. Hopefully, these newtaillights will fit the existing mounting flanges.
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I have had them out already, the three prong plug is standard. They are siliconed in, so it takes a little pulling. They are a throw away unit, nothing replaceable in them. This is what I was looking at to replace them - http://www.etrailer.com/<wbr>Trailer-Lights/Optronics/<wbr>STL43RBX.html Should be direct fit because the grommet is what attaches them. If you get them installed, let me know how it worked out.

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Please post results as we are interested in changing ours also.
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X2 that would be cool.
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I have had them out already, the three prong plug is standard. They are siliconed in, so it takes a little pulling. They are a throw away unit, nothing replaceable in them. This is what I was looking at to replace them - http://www.etrailer.com/<WBR>Trailer-Lights/Optronics/<WBR>STL43RBX.html Should be direct fit because the grommet is what attaches them. If you get them installed, let me know how it worked out.


I took a quick look at the link above. Please be aware that the STL43RBX is not an exact replacement for what is currently used on the Redwood, but, I believe it could be made to work. The existing tail lights with mounting flange are 5.5 inches in diameter. The STL43RBX is 5.75 inches in diameter so it will havedifferent dimensions for the mounting 3 mounting screw holes. It does have the refective mounting flange as an integral assembly which may be a plus.



I ordered the STL43RB(red) and STL43AB(amber) along with the seperate mounting flange P/N AB45BB (non reflective). I plan to replace the back up lights (they have no value for me) with the amber lights and re-wire so that they come on with the turn signals in addition to the regular red turn signal.



I should have everything by Friday and will take pictures once I have them installed.

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I've always thought it would be handy to have the bottom orange running lights on each side blink with the blinker like some of the semi's do. These trailers are really long and it's possible that someone is hanging our right in the middle of the trailer and can't see any of your turn signals when you're trying to change lanes.
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