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Old 02-01-2023, 08:36 AM   #15
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You might try this website.
https://www.buyrvlights.com/
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Old 02-02-2023, 08:28 AM   #16
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Greetings, I've read a couple threads saying that when people aligned their headlights it made a big difference in the lighting provided by the headlights. Wondering if anyone that has done this could make a comment on how they accomplished the re-alignment
FWIW, I have '09 Monaco 41SKQ
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Old 02-02-2023, 08:51 AM   #17
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Not that hard - just do a search for how to do it.

All you need is a tape measure, a flat, level driveway, and a building or wall to back about 25 feet away from. And some string and some masking or duct tape.

Load the coach as you would intend to travel.

Usually vertical adjustments are easier than horizontal.
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Old 02-02-2023, 06:59 PM   #18
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Just purchased replacement head lights for my 2008 Monaco Knight from
Headlights Depot they are being delivered tommorrow will post how they look and fit after I install them over the weekend

Purchased new lamps also from same vendor
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Old 02-03-2023, 08:15 AM   #19
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Thanks douboechevy, would appreciate your thoughts on items you purchased. Would also appreciate if you could share a brief summary of what you had to do to get light fixtures out and in
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Will post my installation progress, lights are being delivered today
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Recieved headlights late Friday as expected

looked them over seem to be pretty decent units did come with standard lamp
was not expecting the included lamp at the pricing level about ($62.00) Ea. and free shipping

installation was pretty easy had more of a difficult time removing the trim around the lights than installing the fixtures

when matching up the new headlights assemblies to the old assemblies I found that Monaco did not use some of the alignment pins that were on the new assemblies

Had to cut off to locating pins so new units would fit the installation
old assemblies had only one alignment pin new assemblies had three

project only took about 2.5 hrs could be done faster having done them now

Next project could be checking and setting alignment

Will try to post pictures from my phone No garanties I will be successful
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Good job!

Typically always need alignment. Easy to do, just need a flat level surface.
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Hi Mark, I have been investigating headlight replacement because my headlight lenses are no longer in good shape and because they provide a very low level of light.
I was lucky to find someone that seems to have a lot of knowledge on RV headlights.
The company is Daniel Stern lighting. I have not yet executed their recommendations on my RV but I will this spring (so I guess you could say these recommendations are not yet proven on my RV) but they seem to make sense and DS has lots of data to support them.
Seems there are 2 issues caused by many RV builders because they tried to save a few bucks. 1. As already stated most RV headlights are truck/car headlights designed by the automotive industry, however many of the RV manufacturers didnt buy the OEM light, but a knock-off that provides much worse performance (and lower cost for them). Secondly, the 12V power to the headlights normally comes from either starter batteries or alternator, both of which are a long way from the headlight on a diesel pusher. Unfortunately many used smaller wire which results in a significant voltage drop, which results in poor bulb performance.
I believe my 06 Knight (built in late 2005) used 1998 Navigator HL assemblies. I have not yet tried them.
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Thank-you so much! New headlights look great!
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