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Optronics RV Combination Tail Light w/ License Bracket - 5 Function - Incandescent - Driver Side

Optronics RV Combination Tail Light w/ License Bracket - 5 Function - Incandescent - Driver Side

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8-5/8" x 6-5/16". Incandescent RV tail light serves 5 functions: stop, turn, tail, backup, and license plate light. Shock proof sockets protects bulbs. Snap-on lens. Surface mount with license plate bracket. Pre-wired design. 2 bulbs. Lowest Prices for the best trailer lights from Optronics. Optronics RV Combination Tail Light w/ License Bracket - 5 Function - Incandescent - Driver Side part number RVST56 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Optronics Trailer Lights - RVST56

  • Tail Lights
  • Rectangle
  • Incandescent Light
  • Red and White
  • Surface Mount
  • 8-5/8L x 6-5/16W Inch
  • Optronics
  • Non-Submersible Lights
  • Stop/Turn/Tail/Backup
  • Rear Reflector
  • License Plate

8-5/8" x 6-5/16". Incandescent RV tail light serves 5 functions: stop, turn, tail, backup, and license plate light. Shock proof sockets protects bulbs. Snap-on lens. Surface mount with license plate bracket. Pre-wired design. 2 bulbs.


Features:

  • Rectangular incandescent trailer light serves 5 functions
    • Stop, turn, tail, and backup
    • Built-in license plate light illuminates trailer license plate
  • Incandescent bulbs can be easily replaced
  • Shock-proof socket protects bulbs against damage
  • Durable polycarbonate snap-on lens and housing
  • Compatible with 12V DC systems
  • Surface mount with license plate bracket - hardware not included
  • Pre-wired design includes power and ground wires
  • DOT compliant


Specs:

  • Configuration: driver side
    • Passenger side: RVST55 (sold separately)
  • Dimensions: 8-5/8" long x 6-5/16" wide x 2-1/6" thick
  • Bulb type:
    • Tail light: 2057 bulb
    • Back-up light: 1156 bulb
  • Power draw at 12.8V:
    • Stop: 2.2 amps
    • Tail: 0.4 amps
    • Back-up: 2.1 amps
  • 3-Year warranty


Manufacturer Cross Reference
Light will work as an exact replacement for:
Peterson # 2538W

Optronics RVST56 Series RV Combination Tail Light Dimensions


RVST56 Optronics RV Combination Tail Light - Stop, Turn, Tail, Backup - Incandescent - Rectangle - Red Lens- Driver Side

Alternate part number: RV-ST56




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Video of Optronics RV Combination Tail Light w/ License Bracket - 5 Function - Incandescent - Driver Side

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Optronics Trailer Lights - Tail Lights - RVST56 Review

Today we're going to be reviewing part number RVST56. This is the Camping Travel Trailer Stop, Turn, Tail, and Backup Light with License Plate Illuminator and License Plate Bracket. The red and clear, rectangular light, again, is going to function as a combination of your stop and turn signals, your taillight, backup light with that clear lens right up here and its own bulb; and then here at the base you're going to have a nice, clear opening with a clear lens. It's going to allow light to come through as a license-plate illuminator. The light is mounted on a white molded-plastic bracket. It's going to have four mount holes here at the base, and it's going to have two mounts for the license plate. This is weather and corrosion resistant.

It's going to feature a replaceable snap-on lens; it's got a little nib here on each side where it snaps into place, as well as replaceable incandescent bulbs. The wiring design is going to contain the lead wires and ground wires to mount to all surfaces; so you're going to have two grounds, those are going to be your white wires. The black wire is going to be for the blinker and your brake circuit. Green wire is going to be for the taillight circuit, and your red wire is going to be for the reverse-light circuit. This bracket down here at the base has two holes. Those are going to be separated center-on-center by seven inches. The overall length of this light from edge to edge is going to give us a measurement of eight and five-eighths of an inch.

It's going to give us an overall width from the base of the mounting bracket to the top of the light of six and five-sixteenths of an inch, and it's going to give is a depth of two and one-sixteenth of an inch. I want to go and hook this up to our external power source, that way you can see what it looks like with power running to it. Make our ground connections. Then we'll take our green wire for the taillight function, and then we're going to show you the blinker and brake circuit, as well, before I show you the reverse function. This is going to be our taillight function. It sends out a nice, consistent signal. When I apply our brake switch see how it illuminates for a brighter signal.

It's also going to function as a turn signal. That clear lens down here at the base is going to allow a lot of light to come through, which is going to shine down into our license plate. Now I'll go ahead and connect the reverse light and show you that. It's going to be up there at the top coming through a clear lens. The clear lens allows a lot of light to come through. It's got a nice, quick activation time, as well. That's going to do it for our review of part number RVST56.

This is the Camping Travel Trailer Stop, Turn, Tail, and Backup Light, as well as a License Plate Illuminator. .


Customer Reviews

Optronics RV Combination Tail Light w/ License Bracket - 5 Function - Incandescent - Driver Side - RVST56

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (82 Customer Reviews)

8-5/8" x 6-5/16". Incandescent RV tail light serves 5 functions: stop, turn, tail, backup, and license plate light. Shock proof sockets protects bulbs. Snap-on lens. Surface mount with license plate bracket. Pre-wired design. 2 bulbs.

- RVST56
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Good parts, good fit, matches correctly as original equipment. Easy to install, wiring & mounting points. Good price, no shipping charge is a plus too. Will use ETRAILER.COM again, for sure. thanks, Frank 77312



- RVST56
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Excellent item for the price. Replaces lights in an older travel trailer. 697947



- RVST56
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Light as expected, quick shipping. Great communication from customer service on updates and follow up after delivery 686955



- RVST56
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Fit great 686577



- RVST56
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For the price a good product. Is not sealed so I'll have to seal it myself to keep water out. Also no instructions included but was easy enough to figure out the wiring. Wish there was a metal attachment for the license plate instead of plastic. 682760



- RVST56
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The tail lights are better than I expected! William was patient and got my order perfect!! He deserves a pay raise and a bonus!! Thank you! 677896



- RVST56
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The product we order was exactly what we needed. Delivery was fast and the customer service was excellent. We will use this company in the future 666681



- RVST56
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I was pleased at how quickly the product was delivered. I bought some small butt splicers To help attach it to the existing wires on my a liner camper. Was happy the connections worked great. I also put some silicone caulk around it after installation to keep it dry. 661644



- RVST56
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I ordered this light for my Jaco pop-up. Fit was perfect and install was very easy. 655994



- RVST56
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I'm very pleased about the product that I purchased and the knowledge in the helpfulness of the Very nice lady (Angela) who submitted the my order. The product arrived on time,and was in perfect condition.i ordered the Optronic's RV tail light combination. 595298



- RVST56
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I needed a brake/turn signal/license place holder for 1997 Dutchman Express Class C. Etrailer had the exact replacement and at a great price... Was delivered exactly on time .. Definitely will use Etrailer again 588737



- RVST56
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Got my lights on time, no instructions included with package, just the lights. Video for attaching this light has a video that shows how to attach with a tester, not an actual trailer. Showing how to attach it to a tester is worthless to me. Later found out that Etrailer also has heat shrink wire connectors that should be used when connecting this light and Now I have to order these before I can connect my new lights. This has been a bit of a frustrating experience with etrailer, although the lights look fine, good price and delivered on time. 565665


Comments
The taillight would install as follows: Red wire: Reverse light circuit Green wire: Tail light circuit Black wire: Blinker and brake circuit White wire: Ground wire to trailer frame You can use a circuit tester like part # 40376
Circuit Tester Kit
$64.00
on the existing trailer wires to determine which wire carries which circuit.
-- Mike L - 09/17/2018

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- RVST56
by:

The tail light assembly I received from Etrailer is exactly like the one on my trailer that I broke. Installation will be easy. The price was very fair. Etrailer is a very good company! The online catalog was easy to use. Ordering was straightforward, and I was informed by email that the part was shipped within just hours of order submission. I chose the cheapest shipping option and still received the package in just three days. Well done, Etrailer! 561235



- RVST56
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I own a vintage trailer and was cleaning it. The old license plate holder broke. After a quick panic, I decided to try to find something that I could adapt to fit. When I searched for this specific tail light, it popped up! An exact replacement! Brand, spanking, new! Thank you etrailer! 560844



- RVST56
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I bought these tail lights and mounting brackets on my 1979 Shasta camper to replace the non working ones. They work awesome and look great! Thank you! Great customer service:) Very reasonable prices:)) Fast shippping too:))) 553102



- RVST56
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Exact replacement for a rear light on a 2018 Montana 3811. I just hope this one is "fence post resistant" 552635



- RVST56
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Excellent I'm ordering another set for my other camper 540794



- RVST56
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Exact replacement for the one on my Montana High Country 5th wheel. The old light was still working but the tabs for the license had broken off, so that's the only reason I purchased a new light. There was no place on my trailer to mount just a license frame. 528740



- RVST56
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Chris was extremely helpful and the order was processed and shipped promptly. Unfortunately thru no fault of Etrailer it didn't solve my problem. 522544



- RVST56
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Matches exactly to part we currently have.....Only problem, don't know how to pop rivot it, will have to get someone to do that..... 521969



- RVST56
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Fast and easy great experience 514336



- RVST56
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what I needed 510271



- RVST56
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good quality 510268



- RVST56
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good quality 510121



- RVST56
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was what I was looking for 510258


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    Based on your picture it looks like the left side is # RVST56 and the right side would be # RVST55. These lights are 8-5/8 inches across, 6-5/16 inches tall, and 2-1/16 inches deep. Just for reference on the wiring, since you can't always go by wire color: Red wire: Reverse light circuit Green wire: Tail light circuit Black wire: Blinker and brake circuit White wire: Ground wire to trailer frame
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  • How Does Camping Travel Trailer Stop, Turn, Tail and Back Up Light, # RVST56 Mount on a Trailer
    The tabs on the Camping Travel Trailer Stop, Turn, Tail and Back Up Light, # RVST56, are made of plastic so they cannot be bent. Also, they are designed to hold a license plate rather than mount the light. If the light was not mounted against a surface, like if it were stick up on a fender for example, road grime could get into the back of the light. A little silicone caulk would prevent that issue if desired.
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    Your camper has tail lights with backup lights most likely, from your description. The replacement, Optronics Tail Light, part # RVST56, you have chosen should work as long as it can be mounted securely, approximately where the old lights are mounted. You can remove one of the old lights and measure the mounting holes to be sure, the RVST56 mounting holes are seven inches on center. See picture with the measurements listed. Your 3 wires should be for tail lights (most likely brown),...
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  • How to Figure Out How to Wire Up a Replacement Taillight to a 1998 Terry Trailer
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