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Old 02-17-2016, 12:54 AM   #1
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Installed LED rear lights on new Fifth Wheel

You'd be amazed at how many new fifth wheels, regardless of the price, still do not have LED tail lights. I had purchased a set of LED tail lights for my former travel trailer (2016 Forest River Vibe) and decided to remove them and install them on the fifth wheel last month when we traded it in. I have a youtube video that shows how bright they are on my old trailer but here is a picture of what they look like on my new fiver.

Here's also the original YouTube video I did so you can see the brightness.
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Aren't you glad you made sure you could keep the new LED tail lights?
Congrats on your new purchase!
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Aren't you glad you made sure you could keep the new LED tail lights?
Congrats on your new purchase!
Didn't really ask, just swapped them back. They didn't even know I had done the upgrade, so clearly the dealership didn't add value for them.
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I put a set on the back of mine too. The only complaint I got was when my son was following me at night and said the brake light part was real bright! I think that all vehicles should have LED lights just for the safety factor.
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I have a pair of LED taillights just waiting for better weather so I can do the install. I'll add them either just below the existing $6 el cheapos (with output approaching that of a flickering candle) that came on the unit or on the rear 4" tubular bumper. Never realized how poor quality they were until after someone swiped a light cover and I had to replace the complete assembly with a new one but in white plastic instead of black.
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They look great! I've been looking for a set to put on my 5r - where did you get your set from?
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Great little write up, been thinking of doing my trailers also.
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They look great! I've been looking for a set to put on my 5r - where did you get your set from?
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