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Old 07-10-2016, 11:45 AM   #337
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Friends, today is a beautiful day!!

After over 6 months of sadness, frustration, blood (literally), sweat, tears, a lot of money, and hard work, I'm thrilled to announce that my 280 is finally able to cruise down the highway without a tow truck!
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Congrats Tap, I have some of those stains on my driveway and holes in my valet. I can appreciate what you went through to get to this point
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Old 07-10-2016, 04:57 PM   #338
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Tap's 1981 280 Motorhome (Purchased January 2016)

Thanks so much guys! Your encouragement and great advice were the only things keeping me from just walking away from my money pit on wheels.
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Old 07-10-2016, 04:58 PM   #339
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Thanks so much guys! Your encouragement and great advice were the only things keeping me from just walking away from my money pit on wheels.

But now I hated for this weekend to end!

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Old 07-10-2016, 05:02 PM   #340
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Ok, now I know this question has been asked a lot, but I couldn't find it in a search.

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1) How do we remove the plastic ceiling light covers to clean out all the bugs and replace the bulbs with cooler and more efficient LED ones?

and then...

2) Which LED bulbs are the right replacements for these?

3) Where should I order them from? Are they on Amazon? That way I could get them in 2 days.

Thanks!
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Old 07-10-2016, 10:08 PM   #341
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Tap, blow dryer on low to warm the plastic, gently squeeze and remove, held in opposing channels by tension. I do not recall which bulb, but I have an led in bulk link from amazon for them all if you send me conventional bulb number.
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Old 07-10-2016, 10:31 PM   #342
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Tap, blow dryer on low to warm the plastic, gently squeeze and remove, held in opposing channels by tension. I do not recall which bulb, but I have an led in bulk link from amazon for them all if you send me conventional bulb number.

Perfect! Thanks buddy!
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Tap, If you happen to need any of those lens just let me know. I changed all mine out to puck lights and saved the lenses. They are yours if you need any.

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Old 07-11-2016, 07:23 AM   #344
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Tap, If you happen to need any of those lens just let me know. I changed all mine out to puck lights and saved the lenses. They are yours if you need any.

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Perfect, thanks Mike, I'll see how it goes!
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Congrats Tap, your rig looks nice parked lakeside there. Glad that you are starting to get some camping fun with your coach. That should help with keeping you going with the projects.

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Old 07-11-2016, 10:41 AM   #346
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Ok, now I know this question has been asked a lot, but I couldn't find it in a search.

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1) How do we remove the plastic ceiling light covers to clean out all the bugs and replace the bulbs with cooler and more efficient LED ones?

and then...

2) Which LED bulbs are the right replacements for these?

3) Where should I order them from? Are they on Amazon? That way I could get them in 2 days.

Thanks!
I actually have a rig that looks identical to yours and just went through the process of changing the bulbs in the same fixtures.

I used ebay as my source and in those light housing there are two sizes of bulb, both have the same tailpiece and searching eBay for 1156 led bulbs with give you a bunch of options. 1156 is what was stamped on my larger of the two bulbs. For the high setting I went with a 28 led option and low an 11 bulb.

At first I went with a natural light led 3000k because I liked the warm glow of the current bulbs but when I received them they had a green hue to them so I went with 5000k and they are brighter and look better then the 3000's I had. There are different qualities of leds but the ones I received were about $12 for sets of 10.

Your project looks great!
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Old 07-11-2016, 12:54 PM   #347
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I actually have a rig that looks identical to yours and just went through the process of changing the bulbs in the same fixtures.



I used ebay as my source and in those light housing there are two sizes of bulb, both have the same tailpiece and searching eBay for 1156 led bulbs with give you a bunch of options. 1156 is what was stamped on my larger of the two bulbs. For the high setting I went with a 28 led option and low an 11 bulb.



At first I went with a natural light led 3000k because I liked the warm glow of the current bulbs but when I received them they had a green hue to them so I went with 5000k and they are brighter and look better then the 3000's I had. There are different qualities of leds but the ones I received were about $12 for sets of 10.



Your project looks great!

Matt, any chance you could provide the link for the 5000K 1156 28 and 11 LED bulbs that you used?

I've been doing the search on there and there are a million of them, and I can't seem to find the ones you mentioned.

Sorry if this is a pain. Thanks!
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There is some good info on the bulbs I used to replace my isle lights and trunk lights in this tread.. There is a ebay link to bulbs I used in the thread..
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f310...ts-135058.html

I have also bought a couple other bulbs but, the links are old and no longer work.
The bulbs I used for overhead bright lights from Yitamotor are;
10x white 1156 BA15s Le 27-SMD $14.88 Light BulbsTail backup RV Camper bright bulbs interior
These are bright white when illuminated, some folks don't like the bright white but, I like them really well and at a buck and a half each you can't go wrong.
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:01 PM   #349
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I think these are the overhead bright lights
http://www.ebay.com/itm/201291799753
I think these are the walkway lights
http://www.ebay.com/itm/281743835989
I am going to try these to replace the low lights in the overhead lights
http://www.ebay.com/itm/281801293688

Just ordered all 3. I can let you know how I like them in a week or so if you like.
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To heck with the lights.........replace them when they die.

You need to give her a present and some bling......

http://www.phoenixusa.com/p-10632-ng961.aspx

Don't forget air extenders as well, which can be purchased on the same site.

The way these are fastened on to the wheel is the best system I have ever seen.

PM me about party size for our meet up, Also remember passports for everyone.

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