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Old 12-22-2010, 10:01 PM   #29
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Here is the skin under the porch light. Kind of corroded. It took a little bit of cleaning and sanding but in the end it turned out OK.
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:50 AM   #30
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Lance, if you are not keeping the ceiling lights in your trailer, you can take one of the four lights and recycle it to your porch light. I did that to my Argosy 20 and it worked great. If you need pictures let me know and I'll send some. keep up the good work.

Are you going to Canyon of Eagles rally in the spring?
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Bruce,
Thanks for the idea. I'll just borrow one for now. Yes we are planning on the Canyon of the Eagles rally. I hope to be done fixing the rear end separation by then. All I need is some "Separation H" as WasagaChris pointed out...lol
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Just found this thread....good work top!
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Old 12-23-2010, 03:15 PM   #33
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Finished the porch light even though I had to do it twice

I got this cheapo single 1156 replacement socket at Advance Auto. I tried to pry the spring clip out to have something to attach to the inner bracket. It kept on snapping, so I heated it up and then bent the tang straight. I got it all attached and installed. I then sealed up the newly polished dome with Sikaflex 221 gray and got it all looking so pretty. I then went to the battery compartment and connected the battery. What do you know, the light was on with the switch off! What I found out is that this little original socket is ground isolated and switched through the ground circuit! So I took it all apart and used electrical tape to insulate the connection between the socket and the mounting bracket. I then cleaned up the newly applied Sikaflex 221 and reinstalled it.
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Looks much better and works great. I guess I should have known that it was a switched ground because of the two wires coming out of the trailer. Oh well, live and learn.
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Now I know what I'm missing under my light cover. If it's not in the trailers bag of bits and parts, I think I can make somethinhg that will work. MPJ
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Looks good, Lance.

BTW, don't waste your money buying the "official" Airstream lens for that door light. I think the parts dealers want $16 for it and it's nothing more than cheap plastic. You can make your own lens for pennies. You can use either a one gallon milk container or clear plastic packaging. The hardest part is creating a template to make your home made lens so that it fits but that didn't take too long.
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Thanks Mike. Good idea. I do have the frosty white lens. It has a crack, but you wouldn't notice.
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Thanks Mike. Good idea. I do have the frosty white lens. It has a crack, but you wouldn't notice.
As we have all said before, many may not notice it...it's what you will know is not right, and can you live with it.

I think from what I know about Lance...he will be just fine with it
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Last trip for the year

Well, we took Abby for the last trip of the year. Here are some pics...
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I'm sure she does...just look at the bling coming from that porch light cover!!!!!!!!!!!!
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She's so beautiful and sparkly!
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Funny...Bling Bling was the not so affectionate nickname we had for a Command Sergeant Major in Germany. He drove an Expedition with chrome rims and had two gold front teeth! Please Steve, Bling is not a word I use lightly!
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