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Posted: 08/11/22 11:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey all,

I recently picked up a 2001 Trail-Lite Bantom (R-Vision).

I noticed a few things, first, that we have a soft spot in the floor near the rear table. I'm going to tackle that in the spring and rip all the flooring out, replace whatever rot is in the plywood, seal everything up and put new flooring down.

Second, the reverse lights don't work. I took the reflector off and the reverse lights aren't even connected. The wire has either been cut or has been ripped out and wrapped around the actual bulb.

Third, i'm missing the lower right marker reflector. Does anyone know the model # of it? I'm going to purchase a new one. The outside says SAE-AP2-91 which i'm told isn't the model, simply the reflectivity rating.

If anyone is in Alberta and can recommend a good parts dealer, i'd appreciate it.

Thanks all

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Google SAE-AP2-99. Apparently that lens has been discontinued but many others are listed as a substitution.


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For parts in canada I've heard that these guys are pretty good. https://youngfartsrvparts.ca
Personally I've never used them as I usually order from amazon or a US source.

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bbonville wrote:


I'm going to tackle that in the spring and rip all the flooring out, replace whatever rot is in the plywood, seal everything up and put new flooring down.

In most RVs, the floor is the first thing put down and everything is built on top. To replace the entire floor means ripping out all of the base cabinetry. They do sell pressure treated plywood, but I don't know what type of fumes it might give off. Also, almost no adhesive will stick to it.

Foam or honeycomb panels are water proof, but require a thicker panel, layers of fiberglass or additional support from the frame, which is why manufacturers do not use it !

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Second, the reverse lights don't work. I took the reflector off and the reverse lights aren't even connected. The wire has either been cut or has been ripped out and wrapped around the actual bulb.

Believe it or not, not all 7 pin trailer harnesses are wired for reverse lights.

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bbonville wrote:

Hey all,

I recently picked up a 2001 Trail-Lite Bantom (R-Vision).

I noticed a few things, first, that we have a soft spot in the floor near the rear table. I'm going to tackle that in the spring and rip all the flooring out, replace whatever rot is in the plywood, seal everything up and put new flooring down.

Second, the reverse lights don't work. I took the reflector off and the reverse lights aren't even connected. The wire has either been cut or has been ripped out and wrapped around the actual bulb.

Third, i'm missing the lower right marker reflector. Does anyone know the model # of it? I'm going to purchase a new one. The outside says SAE-AP2-91 which i'm told isn't the model, simply the reflectivity rating.

If anyone is in Alberta and can recommend a good parts dealer, i'd appreciate it.
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Finding parts for a 22 year-old hybrid, from a defunct company, will be a challenge. You'll have to find parts that are close to the OEM ones. Don't believe that your trailer has reverse lights. The trailer's floor is constructed with luan. It's common for water intrusion to cause soft floors.


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The center pin of your seven way plug is for the reverse lights. There is probably no wiring going to the center pin of the trailer side connector or it dead ends in the junction box the pigtail ends in. If you run wiring from the junction box to the tail lights and install tail lights with an integral backup light you will now have backup lights.
I would not bother if it was me as my unit came with backup lights and they do not add anything to the backing experience.
You might be better off replacing all the lights with LED fixtures to make your lights lots more reliable and trouble free.


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Posted: 08/16/22 09:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Command electronics probably made the lights. That's what was on our 2005 Rvision.

https://www.commandelectronics.com/

Most likely this one or this one.

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