Decent Marker lights

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Jun 11, 2003
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Hedgesville, WV
My guess is there is no answer to this so I will just state my issue and see if anyone has a solution. In 2015 I bought a new 24 ft Class C RV. By 2017 half my marker lights were flickering or not working at all. I replaced the bulbs and used dialectic grease but the damage was done as the sockets had started to rust. In 2018 I decided to replace all 7 of them with LED markers. I bought waterproof? markers off Amazon and installed them with a bit of RV caulk around the top and sides but left the bottoms open. 18 mos later half the markers dont work. I went out today to figure out what was going on and when I popped the red lens off I found the LED leads had rusted and the tops were laying in the lenes. I just placed and order for 8 incandescent lights so I can replace these because I would rater deal with cleaning rust off sockets and replacing bulbs than tearing out all the light fixtures and rewiring every year.
Is there such a thing as a water proof marker light. I know they market them this way but it seems condensation gets in or rain finds a way in all of them. Or maybe I need to forget Amazon and go to a real truck shop but it seems everything is made in the same place now no matter were you get them or how much you spend.
 
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May 25, 2005
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Around here napa and what used to be carquest carried DOT waterproof led lights for semis and trailers. They were expensive but were made to last. My old boss had a trailer car hauler and thats how we fixed his. I wouldn't trust cheap lighting off of Amazon.
 
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