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Old 01-11-2019, 05:20 PM   #1
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Tour Clearance Light Issue

Tour Alert: I just want to alert Tour owners to check the front and rear upper clearance lights. They have a tendency to pop out and allow water to get into the overhead. I am currently in central Florida and a couple weeks ago we had a day where we had 4.5 inches of rain. We had water pouring out of the ceiling in the rear bath. I went on the roof and found the drivers side clearance light hanging by the electrical wires. This allowed the water coming off the roof to go into the bathroom ceiling. These lights twist into their mounting fixture, this one popped out. Put it back in no more water came in. I have also found one of the front lights out of its mounting. I would suggest checking all your upper clearance lights. This could also happen in other Winnebago products using this part.
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Tour Alert: I just want to alert Tour owners to check the front and rear upper clearance lights. They have a tendency to pop out and allow water to get into the overhead. I am currently in central Florida and a couple weeks ago we had a day where we had 4.5 inches of rain. We had water pouring out of the ceiling in the rear bath. I went on the roof and found the drivers side clearance light hanging by the electrical wires. This allowed the water coming off the roof to go into the bathroom ceiling. These lights twist into their mounting fixture, this one popped out. Put it back in no more water came in. I have also found one of the front lights out of its mounting. I would suggest checking all your upper clearance lights. This could also happen in other Winnebago products using this part.
Thanks for the heads up on this. I'll go check mine now. I had a leak in the rear bath in the past and I needed to reseal the skylight. Thanks again.
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What year vehicles does this warning apply to?
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Mine is a 2014 Tour 42QD. But other Winnebago coaches might use this style light.
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While you are up there, add a little bit of clear RTV around the lens to help keep them in place and seal out the water.
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While you are up there, add a little bit of clear RTV around the lens to help keep them in place and seal out the water.
Instead of sealing around the lens, I removed the light base and sealed the wiring access hole, then replace the base and lens.This allowed changing bulbs without having to cut away sealant. BTW, silicone is a poor sealant on RV's IMO.

On my last RV water was seeping into the lens, backing up until it reached the wiring hole in the cap, then running down the wiring into the wall. I also drilled a 1/16" hole in the bottom of the lens to prevent backup.
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