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Old 02-01-2014, 12:52 PM   #15
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Anybody have a pic of what the button looks like? Mine is missing from the hole. I asked the PO when I bought what the box on the wall underneath the table was and he had no idea after owning it or 15 years. When I removed the box recently to pull the wall panel I got a ding dong sound and then I knew. I would like to get a button back in there and use. I may check with Colaw RV salvage as they are just an hour down the road.

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Barry,

The door bell button is round and is sold in about every hardware store that's in business.

Nothing special about it.

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Old 02-01-2014, 07:16 PM   #16
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Anybody have a pic of what the button looks like? Mine is missing from the hole. I asked the PO when I bought what the box on the wall underneath the table was and he had no idea after owning it or 15 years. When I removed the box recently to pull the wall panel I got a ding dong sound and then I knew. I would like to get a button back in there and use. I may check with Colaw RV salvage as they are just an hour down the road.

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If the button is missing, the 2 wires that power it may have dropped down inside the wall cavity. They are small, low voltage wires.

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Old 05-03-2015, 07:23 AM   #17
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I got a 93 Excella a few weeks ago. The doorbell does not work. Can anyone point me in the right direction for troubleshooting. Other than the black button itself I have no idea about where the ringer is or how the doorbell works.
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:43 PM   #18
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Just replace the unit itself. It is a standard, low voltage residential door bell available at any big box store. Look under the front couch.

The button is also a standard item. Just gently pry it out of it's hole in the handle. 2 small wires, don't let them drop down inside the wall.
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:48 PM   #19
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This is a lousy photo, but it was real hard to get to. If this is the unit I don't see how to replace it without pulling the gaucho or the wooden cover behind the gaucho. Is this it? Any suggestions
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:52 PM   #20
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I'm thinking I could hook up an Aaoogah horn under the entrance stairs. That would be fun to watch.
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Looks like it. It would have had a cover over it to protect it. Should have a ''ding dong'' plate thing that is struck by a small plunger when power is applied. Pluck it with your finger. If it dongs, that's it.

As with any Airstream project, it helps to be a double jointed contortionist that can work sideways, or up side down, while wearing bifocal glasses. I propped the couch up with a stick made to fit which I keep stored under the couch for any such occassions, pulled out the big drawer so I could sort of step/sit/straddle it instead of taking the couch out.
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Unless yours is very different than ours, you can pull out the gaucho relatively easily - remove the drawer, and move it out of the way, then unbolt the four bolts, and slide the whole out of the way. It's not as hard as it looks. I wouldn't do it repeatedly, because the bolts just go into wood as far as I could tell. The hardest part is getting the drawer back in, because you have to get it aligned perfectly, but even that's only a few minutes.
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