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Old 01-22-2014, 02:47 PM   #1
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Headlight problem

I have a 1999 national seaview model 8310. problem I have is the
headlights are really terrible and I feel I might as well be driving in the dark. I don't know if its the headlights or the adjustment of the headlights? anyway I don't really do much night driving but last week I
didn't have much choice and was returning home from a 5 day outing.

I turned my headlights on and I really couldn't even tell I had them on.
just horrible. even the brights don't even make a difference.

I would like to upgrade and get new headlights but not sure where to go and what to get? I tried looking on ebay and just got more confused as
I don't know what will fit and what wont fit? do the headlight bulbs just
plug in? I would also like to replace my lense covers as I have cleaned them 2 or 3 times already and it doesn't seem to help much as they still
seem all yellowed from the uv of the sun.

anyway I was wondering if anyone else had this problem with their
headlights? any recommendations and help to upgrade these lights would
be greatly appreciated. again I don't drive much at night but when I do it
would sure be nice to be able to light up the road and see the road.
I would like to really upgrade to a brighter headlight. don't mind spending
the $$ if it will light up the road in front of me? thanks again for your help.
also my headlight shape of my headlights are different and not just square.
they have a curved edge on them.
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:52 PM   #2
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I just finished converting my headlights to HID. Haven't had a chance to try them out on the road yet, but they look incredibly bright. I got them from HID Extra | HID Kits | Premier Performance Lighting.
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Just wanted to add that it is sometimes possible to identify the headlights that the RV manufacturer used by taking the numbers engraved on the glass and Googling them. I was able to find out that my 2013 Thor Challenger uses front light clusters from the 2006 Cadillac Escalade.
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You might have a low voltage problem to the lights. With the lights on check the volts at the lamp. You should have at least 12volts. A couple of volts low at the lamp can make a big difference. If you have low volts 9-10-11 or so, you could have a bad ground or a bad headlight switch. No changing of the type of lamps will make any difference if you have a voltage problem.
The wiring harness to the lamps is installed buy the coach builder and they have been know to use wires that are to small a gauge.
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Just wanted to add that it is sometimes possible to identify the headlights that the RV manufacturer used by taking the numbers engraved on the glass and Googling them. I was able to find out that my 2013 Thor Challenger uses front light clusters from the 2006 Cadillac Escalade.
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You might have a low voltage problem to the lights. With the lights on check the volts at the lamp. You should have at least 12volts. A couple of volts low at the lamp can make a big difference. If you have low volts 9-10-11 or so, you could have a bad ground or a bad headlight switch. No changing of the type of lamps will make any difference if you have a voltage problem.
The wiring harness to the lamps is installed buy the coach builder and they have been know to use wires that are to small a gauge.
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