F/G taillight adapters U-Haul CT13s - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-03-2016, 07:32 AM   #1
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F/G taillight adapters U-Haul CT13s

Just a heads-up, for U-Haul camper owners who aren't active on the U-Haul Facebook site.

I've worked with Tom Griebe to design and now start making available a fiberglass adapter to mount with same 4 screws in the stock location of the original lenses..... so if your lenses are broken or missing in action, and you haven't gone with the aluminum adapter housings already [which were oversized, and are now scarce], there's another option available.

Same footprint as the original lenses, so no new holes to drill, and no modifying or covering of original decals.
Sized to accommodate the standard 4" round combination taillights that many trailers uses, mounted in a rubber grommet. But you could surface-mount a version of that light, or a square one, or whatever.
Raised pad on outboard face that could accept a reflector, or small side-marker light.

I'm not "pushing" these.... simply letting U-Haul owners know there's a new option for taillight mounting.

PM me for pricing/ordering info. Any other questions, fire away here......

Gary
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Old 07-03-2016, 07:43 AM   #2
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That looks great, Gary! I don't own a CT-13, but I've heard enough about the problem to know you have a great solution for those of us who are competent to turn a screwdriver but not up to a custom fiberglass redesign of the taillight housing.
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Old 07-03-2016, 09:55 AM   #3
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Gary; did you get the message I sent on the Facebook group ??
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Old 07-03-2016, 10:12 AM   #4
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Do they fit a VT?
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Old 07-03-2016, 10:32 AM   #5
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Bob,
I don't think I got that forwarded message. But the Facebook U-Haul group has already had news of these adapters posted---about a week ago. [I just got to thinking this morning of posting it here, too..... for those U-Haul owners who don't do Facebook.]

Roger,
I really don't know if the taillights are the same between CT & VT models. Sorry.
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Old 08-28-2016, 07:14 PM   #6
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I,m interested in the stop light adapters. From your pictures it looks like they come with a rubber gasket. How much are they? How do I contact you off line?
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Old 08-28-2016, 08:05 PM   #7
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Andy,
I've made and sold 12 pairs of the taillight adapters this summer........on hold for now, while we scramble to get our retirement cottage finished; but I'll probably start making them again in late September.
Price varies, depending on what the client wants me to do, but starts at $110 per pair, in primer. More, if you want them painted in something like the U-Haul "cream" color... and if you want large openings for the inset tail-lamps.
You can PM me for more details, or email me at groys02@gmail.com.
You may wish to consider 2 other options, as well.
[1] Several people on the U-Haul Facebook site are now selling their cast-aluminum taillight adapters. These are a genuine U-Haul product, though not made for the campers, so they don't match the corner curvature precisely..... they do offer the potential of being sanded and polished up nicely, though.
[2] Another member on the U-Haul Facebook site is hoping to have new taillight lenses in production soon. No prices yet, and not ready to take orders yet..... but that possibility is out there.
Those are the 2 options to my F/G adapters, at any rate.
Best wishes,
Gary
p.s. the black you see in the one picture isn't a gasket, but remnants of the old U-Haul rubber pocket that held the bulbs behind the original lenses. My adapters fit snug enough that the gasket material I purchased turns out to be too thick....... most folks are using a little rope of butyl caulk to seal them to the camper body.
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Old 08-28-2016, 08:18 PM   #8
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I have a set of the aluminum adapters that I want to trade for a pair of the original lenses if the red part of the lens is in excellent condition. Don't care about the amber part.
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Thanks for your quick answer. Hope your retirement cottage turns our OK. I have LED lights that work OK right now. I think I'll just stick with them. Sincerely, Andy
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