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#1 therio

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:04 PM

Does anyone know the manufacturer of the side marker lights used on 2008 17' Casitas?  I need two amber lenses and the search would be easier if I know who made the lights.  Any tips on sources for the lenses would be most appreciated.  Thanks!



#2 jimiller5

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 05:40 PM

You can get them direct from Casita.

https://store.casita...rker-name-price

#3 Jerrybob

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 06:57 PM

Yep....Casita has them and so do most RV stores and walmart.........you need two wire lights with three inch center mounts if you are replacing the whole light mechanism......otherwise you can get just the lens at the same stores.  Good luck.



#4 therio

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 03:46 AM

Many thanks!  I was looking on Amazon and there were dozens of marker lights, none of which looked like the ones on the Casita.  I appreciate the help.



#5 Rich & Penny

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 01:26 PM

Great, I was just looking for the same light lenses for our 2008.  Found this post with the answer immeidately and ordered a pair of new ones.  I made two trips to our RV store after I ended up with the wrong lenses and had to return them.  



#6 tx76

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 07:17 PM

I found 2 wire lights with 3" center from Etrailer.  Has anyone had experience replacing the light?



#7 Euphoria

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 08:35 AM

The biggest problem with replacing any outside Casita lights is that they don't leave much extra wire to grab onto when you pull the light out to replace it. Splicing in new lights can be a bit of a challenge.


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#8 tentstake

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 08:48 AM

Does anyone know the manufacturer of the side marker lights used on 2008 17' Casitas?  I need two amber lenses and the search would be easier if I know who made the lights.  Any tips on sources for the lenses would be most appreciated.  Thanks!

 

https://www.etrailer...nics/A44AB.html

I think these are the lenses you want they are 1 1/2" by 4". They fit my 2011 LD

Yep you can call Sheila at etrailer ext. 79517.

The Amber lenses is item #A44AB

and the Red Lense is item # A44RB


Edited by tentstake, 18 January 2019 - 09:08 AM.


#9 tx76

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 11:33 AM

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I'm hoping I can solder an extension on the wires and shrink wrap the connection.  my main concern is attaching the light.  I'm assuming it is held on by rivets but I'm not sure. If its attached with rivets, what rivets are they?  Also do I just attach light with silicone ( no gasket) .

 

 



#10 Euphoria

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 12:12 PM

Just standard "off-the-shelf" 3/16" dia. X 1/2" long aluminum pop rivets. No need for a gasket, just put a small dab of sealant in each of the rivet holes, to seal them against moisture intrusion, before inserting and squeezing them.


Edited by Euphoria, 18 January 2019 - 12:13 PM.

"If I have seen a little further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."

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#11 tx76

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 12:19 PM

Great!  Thanks for the info!  That sounds doable!



#12 Smokymtgirl03

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 06:40 AM

When I changed the clearance lights on mine, I used a small hemostat to keep the wire from slipping back inside the shell while soldering and shrink wrapping.


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#13 tx76

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 08:24 AM

Thanks!  I will use that to hold the wires when I solder a lead to them!  Also use the 3/8 dia x 1/2" long rivets with silicone to seal it! 



#14 Smokymtgirl03

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 05:41 PM

When I changed my clearance lights, I went ahead and swapped all the bulbs for leds (inside and out).  I got them thru Amazon, and paid under $25 for all bulbs, and had enough to do the inside of a 1997 16ft Freedom Deluxe that I just bought...  Annie, my 2000 17 ft Freedom turned Spirit Deluxe is finished now, and I needed another project.  I had so much fun working on something that no straight edges, no level surfaces, different curves everywhere, puffed up press-board/particle board, and was not loved or cared for as a "child"...  We'll see if I still have long hair after working on #2.  At least it wasn't in a hurricane.