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Old 08-31-2015, 01:31 PM   #1
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Triple tail light

Hey everyone, I just purchased a 1979 holiday rambler imperial 5000 almost 2 months ago. I have started doing some work to it and it needs a lot of work. Right now some of the biggest issues I'm having is locating new tail lights. It has the triple tail that is 21 1/2 inches long and 6 inches tall. Every where I look I can only find 18 inch long lights and with the holes that the light covers it has to be at least 20 inches long. Really been having a hard time finding out any info regarding my new motorhome, so if there are any other 1979 holiday ramblers with the imperial 5000 and have any good tips or info please contact me. Thanks

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Old 08-31-2015, 01:44 PM   #2
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Use the 18" and cover the extra holes.

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I would just go with the 18inch but the holes that would need to be covered are about 4 inches wide and the light would cover up half of it but I would have a clue on how to cover a hole in the gold aluminum that big.
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Is it possible to repair the lights you have? What is wrong with them ?
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Old 09-01-2015, 07:57 AM   #5
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Sounds like you have a hole approx 20" x 4", or something near that. If it were mine...I'd go to Lowes, hardware dept, and get a piece of diamond plate aluminum, cut it oversize to cover the hole. Round the corners, smooth the edges, and use buytal tape to attach it and then drill and attach permenantly with screws. Tape will water prof it. Now you can mount any type of light to the diamond plate. Even paint the diamond plate to match rest of siding.
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Old 09-01-2015, 07:58 AM   #6
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We used single lights to cover the holes a couple of times. Check on 3 separate lights instead of one triple. You may have to install a couple of homemade brackets where the lights meet. (not hard to do)
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See my plan was to buy another one and then after searching for couple days and few hours per day I realized that I might not get lucky enough to locate one. Then I decided to salvage the old one but i was having issues locating new light sockets to put into the old frame of it because the old bulbs were rusted into the sockets and broken and all busted up. The frame is all cracked but I managed to find new sockets and got some epoxy and managed to fix all the broken spots but the new lights and sockets aren't aren't working now and few of them worked before and so I believe the new lights sockets won't work. The light is about 21-22 inches across and 6 inches tall. It's right on the old gold plate on all the holiday ramblers that goes all the way around it with the red white and blue stipes. The single lights separately won't fit unless I try cutting the holes bigger which I really don't want to have to do. That is why I was hoping that out of all the members online someone might know of a good RV scrapyard that might have some of the items in looking for. Still haven't had much luck

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