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Old 09-09-2013, 08:05 PM   #1
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Changing lights to LED, adding 2nd battery, mounting of generators

How do you go about changing lights to LED. Have a 2012 sport Bambi 21 ft. Battery use is an issue when dry camping.

Would like to add a 2nd battery and have them mounted side by side so they can be switched easily from first to second one. Anyone done this. Looks difficult to mount with present setup for only. Do you weld on an extension?

Would also like to mount two Hondo 2000 generators on back of trailer. It looks like there is a metal frame extension under back of trailer, but no bumper. Has anyone tried to put a metal cage on the back of trailer? (Preferably one you can lock). Don't want to carry generators in back of a Land Rover, as it is enclosed as opposed to a truck.

Also need to replace some rivets. Anyone know rivet size so I can get gun and rivets for a Bambi sport. Couldn't find info. about this in literature.

Thanks for any info.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:41 PM   #2
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Re: LED replacement bulbs

If your Bambi uses 1141 or 1156 (bayonet base), and C921 (wedge base) incandescent bulbs, see link below for details on replacement LED bulbs:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f447...ml#post1350932
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:25 AM   #3
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If you use an AGM, sealed battery, you can locate it wherever you want, just be sure to use adequately thick wire between the batteries. You want both batteries wired into the system full time "in parallel," so that they are always charging, and always contributing equally. Swapping them in and out of the system is unnecessary.

Many people have modified the tongues of their trailers so that the propane bottles sit further apart, and the generators mount up front. Putting weighty items on the back bumper is generally discouraged, and has the potential to lead to rear end separation.

What kind of rivets are you talking about (solid or pop), and where are they used?
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