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Old 02-16-2005, 08:15 PM   #29
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Has anyone replaced their old lights with florescent lighting? I see that they are available and I would like to replace the old dim lights in my 1978 Argosy. Any suggestions?
I have done so with our 1972 Argosy, with very good results.
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Old 02-16-2005, 08:19 PM   #30
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I have done so with our 1972 Argosy, with very good results.
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Terry,

Is it a lot brighter in your Argosy now? I have been thinking about replacing mine as well....
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Old 02-16-2005, 08:45 PM   #31
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Terry,

Is it a lot brighter in your Argosy now? I have been thinking about replacing mine as well....
Here is a photo I just snapped, at 9:30 PM with no flash, you be the judge:
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Old 02-16-2005, 08:48 PM   #32
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Here is a photo I just snapped, at 9:30 PM with no flash, you be the judge:
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Is that with only the front light on, Terry?
If it is that's an AMAZING difference!
Which flourescent lights did you get. I want the exact same ones for my 20 foot Minuet!
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Old 02-16-2005, 08:53 PM   #33
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Is that with only the front light on, Terry?
If it is that's an AMAZING difference!
Which flourescent lights did you get. I want the exact same ones for my 20 foot Minuet!
The bathroom light was on, too, for backfill light. That is behind where I am standing in the trailer, I did that only so it wasn't a black hole. The lights are the same as was commonly found in 1980's vintage Airstream products. They should be available at the Airstream store at the Florida State rally next week, if you want new ones. I got new lenses from Camping World. They seem to use much less power than the original incandecents, and generate less heat, too.
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Old 02-16-2005, 08:59 PM   #34
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The bathroom light was on, too, for backfill light. That is behind where I am standing in the trailer, I did that only so it wasn't a black hole. The lights are the same as was commonly found in 1980's vintage Airstream products. I got new lenses from Camping World. They seem to use much less power than the original incandecents, and generate less heat, too.
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It still looks good! That will be my next upgrade.
I have replaced the refrigerator, stove and water heater. It is almost like a new trailer! It just looks like a dungeon with those lights.
Do you have anymore pictures of your trailer? My brother and I are going to look at a 1973 similar to yours and would love to see some pictures of one like it! He is geeked about it. Ever since I got mine he has wanted one. He and I restored a 63 Bambi back in the early 80's and we have always loved the smaller ones!
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Old 02-16-2005, 09:03 PM   #35
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It still looks good! That will be my next upgrade.
I have replaced the refrigerator, stove and water heater. It is almost like a new trailer! It just looks like a dungeon with those lights.
Do you have anymore pictures of your trailer? My brother and I are going to look at a 1973 similar to yours and would love to see some pictures of one like it! He is geeked about it. Ever since I got mine he has wanted one. He and I restored a 63 Bambi back in the early 80's and we have always loved the smaller ones!
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There are more photos in the photos section of the forums here. Just click on the button at the top of this page marked, coincidentally enough, "photos".
You can search by user, that would be "argosy20".
You can also post photos of your Minuet there, for all the world to fawn over.
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Old 02-16-2005, 09:06 PM   #36
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There are more photos in the photos section of the forums here. Just click on the button at the top of this page marked, coincidentally enough, "photos".
You can search by user, that would be "argosy20".
You can also post photos of your Minuet there, for all the world to fawn over.
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I was just looking through 3Ms75Argosy's photos! Really sharp Argosy!
I like the ones the size of yours and mine though. Ever since I was a kid I have loved the small Argosys. My dad was an Airstream man. If it wasn't 31 feet long it wasn't worth hauling around, according to him.
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Old 02-16-2005, 09:12 PM   #37
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I was just looking through 3Ms75Argosy's photos! Really sharp Argosy!
I like the ones the size of yours and mine though. Ever since I was a kid I have loved the small Argosys. My dad was an Airstream man. If it wasn't 31 feet long it wasn't worth hauling around, according to him.
I have also replaced the clearance and taillights with LEDs, they are much brighter, will probably outlast the coach, and is much less strain on the electrical system of the tow vehicle.
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I have also replaced the clearance and taillights with LEDs, they are much brighter, will probably outlast the coach, and is much less strain on the electrical system of the tow vehicle.
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Were able to keep the same style of lens for the clearance lights?
I like the ones from the 70's. They look cool. I have wanted to go to LEDs just for the look of them.
I would like to be able to replace my taillights with LEDs. I just need to find something that will either fit into the original housing and lens or something that matches it closely.
The taillights on the Minuet are different than those on yours. I like yours better. They look really good on the back of the trailer.
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Old 02-16-2005, 09:31 PM   #39
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Lou, if your light bulbs go straight into the sockets, with the top of the bulb facing the lens, you should be able to get the 1157 LED replacements, they just go in like a regular bulb. The clearance lights are complete when purchased. They come with the lenses you see, which are very similar to the lenses that came off my trailer. The clearance lights cost around $8.00/each, the 1157 replacements cost around $12.00/pair.

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Old 02-16-2005, 09:34 PM   #40
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Lou, if your light bulbs go straight into the sockets, with the top of the bulb facing the lens, you should be able to get the 1157 LED replacements, they just go in like a regular bulb. The clearance lights are complete when purchased. They come with the lenses you see, which are very similar to the lenses that came off my trailer. The clearance lights cost around $8.00/each, the 1157 replacements cost around $12.00/pair.

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Where did you get yours from? I want to check them out!
Thanks in advance for all of the help.
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Old 02-16-2005, 09:37 PM   #41
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Terry,

Where did you get yours from? I want to check them out!
Thanks in advance for all of the help.
www.led-r-us.com .
Naturally... Item 1375A and 1375R, for amber and red, respectively.
I got the 1157 replacements from Autozone.
BTW, I posted a night shot of the trailer with the LED clearance lights on and functioning in the member's photos section.
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Old 02-16-2005, 09:44 PM   #42
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www.led-r-us.com .
Naturally... Item 1375A and 1375R, for amber and red, respectively.
I got the 1157 replacements from Autozone.
BTW, I posted a night shot of the trailer with the LED clearance lights on and functioning in the member's photos section.
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Thanks for helping me out.
I would have never guessed that it had LED in the url! DOH!
I did notice that they have the grote style lights like mine. Dodes your have the grote style as well?
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