87 Lil Bigfoot LED Tail light upgrade - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-25-2020, 10:56 PM   #1
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87 Lil Bigfoot LED Tail light upgrade

I have been building courage to upgrade to led tail lights on my 87 lil bigfoot. The original lights appear to be Bargman. Has anybody else done this upgrade? Comments?
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Old 07-26-2020, 06:23 AM   #2
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I upgraded the original Bargman tail lights on our 1988 Silver Cloud earlier this summer. I got pretty much the exact same Bargman fixture, but with LED lights for all but the backup light. The cost was about $70-$75 per side and it wired up very easily to the existing wires. They are much brighter and no more loose bulbs! (You can get the backup light in LED, too, but I chose not to spend the extra $). I also ordered resistors in case the LEDs didn’t behave properly with my existing wiring, but I didn’t need to install them since everything flashed at the right speed.
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Old 07-26-2020, 10:20 AM   #3
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Change the bulbs?

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I have been building courage to upgrade to led tail lights on my 87 lil bigfoot. The original lights appear to be Bargman. Has anybody else done this upgrade? Comments?
Same question I ask every time I hear this plan, Why not just change the bulbs. Are the Bargman fixtures bad? I ordered red for the red locations and amber for the amber locations, I like the light better.
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Old 07-26-2020, 10:33 AM   #4
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i have the camper gutted and am doing a complete re wire. One weakness has always been dull unreliable tail lights. I had a police car escort me to my final destination in Eaton Rapids , MI a number of years ago because the lights stopped working mid journey. That was embarrassing... and dont need the stress.

It seems like an appropriate time to put in modern, brighter lighting in.

Kenneth, where did you order those lights from?
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Led order for my Scamp

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Kenneth, where did you order those lights from?
Sounds like a good time to do everything new. My Order was for a Scamp and was 2 years ago.
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Side Marker, rear

TUINCYN 800 Lumens 4014 24 SMD T10 W5W 2825 168 Wedge LED Bulbs Red Interior Dome LED Light License Plate Light Side Marker Light Backup Light 12V~24V 5W (Pack of 4)
Sold by: TUINCYN
$9.59

Side Marker, front

TUINCYN 800 Lumens 4014 24 SMD T10 W5W 2825 168 Wedge LED Bulbs Amber Interior Dome LED Light License Plate Light Side Marker Light Backup Light 12V~24V 5W (Pack of 4)
Sold by: TUINCYN
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Interior, step, and hitch lights
20 x Super Bright 921 194 T10 Warm White 4.8w Boat, Iandscaping, RV, Trailer, Camper Interior Wedge 24-SMD LED Light Bulbs 12v (Come with extra 2pieces of 2th bulb)
Sold by: GRBŪ
$20.50

Back up lights

KATUR 4pcs 1156 BA15S 1141 7056 5630 33-SMD White 900 Lumens 8000K Super Bright LED Turn Tail Brake Stop Signal Light Lamp Bulb 12V 3.6W
Sold by: KaTur
$12.59

Stop, turn, tail lights
KATUR 4pcs 1157 BAY15D 5630 33-SMD Red 900 Lumens 8000K Super Bright LED Turn Tail Brake Stop Signal Light Lamp Bulb 12V 3.6W
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I replaced the whole 3-light combination because one or more of the lights were always not working on a trip. The bulb holders/sockets were rusted and the bottom spring plates semi-functional at best. I tried the separate LED bulbs, but a bad socket is a bad socket. No issues now.
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