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Old 08-02-2013, 12:37 AM   #1
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uhaul rear light gaskets

I would like to replace these and get rid of the black tape being used as a seal. Any suggestions? I am new at this. Thanks, Kim
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:07 AM   #2
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New gaskets are not available. I had a leakage problem at one of my tail lights. If you have the rear storage bins in place any water entering around the light won't be seen. The lens fits inside a lip on the gasket and can be a little difficult to get it seated properly. A couple of my screw holes were not located right adding to the problem. I finally had to use some sealer around the lens to stop water from leaking in. Be careful with the lenses as they are not available. Uhaul sells an adapter to convert to a standard round tail light.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:46 PM   #3
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Thanks. Do you think a rubber gasket or insulation could work? Kim
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Insulation won't work. If your original rubber gaskets are still there I would try to salvage them. You may have to use some kind of sealer to make them water tight. It is not easy sometimes to get the lens seated properly in the rubber because of the lip or misalignment of the screws. I don't remember the thickness of the gasket, and I'm certainly not pulling one off to look as I had enough trouble getting them on. If your gaskets are gone you'll have to come up with some rubber to make them. A truck or tractor tire tube maybe, or I believe that McMaster Carr has sheet rubber in various thicknesses. BE CAREFUL with those lenses!!
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Would butyl work? It's more forgiving that a rubber surface and may be easier on the lens. Besides, we know it seals windows and vents... why not tail light lens' ??
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:37 PM   #6
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Good idea Donna, because it is flexible, could be molded around the lens some. Without more information or pictures this is my guess: a previous owner either didn't know how, or didn't want to take the time to correctly fix the problem which was most likely water leaking in. Hopefully the lens isn't damaged. I'm thinking the original rubber gasket is still there, and the lens just isn't seated in it right, or perhaps it's damaged. I would keep the original gasket if possible, see how the lens fits, try to determine the actual problem, and fix it somehow. Now I'm not sure if that gasket is removable or attached to the light assembly, but like I said I'm not pulling one of mine off to look. Our Uhaul has had endless water leaks that have drove me crazy trying to locate and fix them. I think I have it down to only one occasional leak in the left front, one time it rains and there's a leak, another rain storm and no leak, run a hose on it and no leak, ARRRGH !!! Don't know why I didn't think of the butyl tape, excellent idea.
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