Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-09-2002, 01:11 PM   #15
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Light switches

Chuck,
I checked for switches, and yes, Andy had them, but we were not sure if they would be any longer than my existing ones, and three of them were an additional cost I did not want to commit to, especially since I never liked the lights that well to begin with. So I went the way of halogen lights.
Now I am glad i did. The light is very pleasant, and the fixtures are tiny, using less than half the energy of the old ones. My inquiry into your findings is for information purposes, as I plan on getting a second Airstream next year, and who knows, I might be in the same position again. i am thinking of getting a very small unit, like a Bambi or something in the sub 20foot range. Just a bed'n breakfast on wheels.
Thanks for taking the time to answer!
__________________

__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2002, 02:53 PM   #16
Rivet Master
 
davidz71's Avatar
 
1986 25' Sovereign
Southern Middle , Tennessee
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,150
Images: 23
Chuck,
A Freightliner 18 wheeler tractor passed me the other day and I noticed that the clear flood/backup lights on the back of his cab looked very much like my flood light between my entrance door and the front of the trailer. I wonder?
__________________

__________________
Craig

AIR #0078
'01 2500hd ext. cab, 8.1 litre gas, 5 sp. Allison auto
3.73 rear end
Mag-Hytec rear diff cover
Amsoil Dual by-pass oil filtration system
Amsoil synthetics all around
265 watt AM Solar, Inc. system
davidz71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2002, 03:00 PM   #17
Patriotic
 
Chuck's Avatar

 
1973 23' Safari
North of Boston , Massachusetts
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 4,533
Images: 260
yeah, probably is the same thing. it is a "signal-stat" part. you can get a "chromed" housing, or a black one. black is pretty common on truck-bodies.

I even downloaded their catalog off the web, and while there are a couple that look like they "might" be the right part...can't tell for sure. And A/S obviously doesn't know what the correct part is....Andy knows, and he has them in stock. I just haven't felt like coughing up the doh-re-mi yet.

But it should be something that you could get at your local NAPA....if we only knew the right part number.....
__________________
Chuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2002, 04:20 PM   #18
Patriotic
 
Chuck's Avatar

 
1973 23' Safari
North of Boston , Massachusetts
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 4,533
Images: 260
Lights and switches...

Ok, here's a shot of the Andy-Special replacement light lense...with the switch that the local dealer sent me. The switch was missing when I aquired the trailer, replaced with some hokey toggle-switch that wasn't even a 3 position switch.....
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	light1.jpg
Views:	245
Size:	27.3 KB
ID:	672  
__________________
Chuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2002, 04:22 PM   #19
Patriotic
 
Chuck's Avatar

 
1973 23' Safari
North of Boston , Massachusetts
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 4,533
Images: 260
The other one...

this one had the big round knob on it. The other fixture was intact when I bought it, but I broke it when I removed the knob. So I've got 2 fixtures that look like the pic in the last message, and one that looks like this:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	light2.jpg
Views:	245
Size:	27.0 KB
ID:	673  
__________________
Chuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2002, 07:08 PM   #20
Rivet Master
 
davidz71's Avatar
 
1986 25' Sovereign
Southern Middle , Tennessee
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,150
Images: 23
Chuck,
Been there, done that. My '77 Excella had the 3 position toggle on the front light just like your first picture. The one in the kitchen just before the AC, the one next to the twin bed and the last one near the bathroom are all like the second picture except the bed area lens does not have a fan in it. I bought the rotary switch and 2 round knobs from Ace Fogdale Airstream in Iowa at the time.
__________________
Craig

AIR #0078
'01 2500hd ext. cab, 8.1 litre gas, 5 sp. Allison auto
3.73 rear end
Mag-Hytec rear diff cover
Amsoil Dual by-pass oil filtration system
Amsoil synthetics all around
265 watt AM Solar, Inc. system
davidz71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2002, 07:31 PM   #21
Just a member
 
thenewkid64's Avatar
 
1978 28' Argosy 28
Tampa Bay , Florida
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 4,539
Images: 21
Send a message via AIM to thenewkid64 Send a message via Yahoo to thenewkid64 Send a message via Skype™ to thenewkid64
Wink

The switch is a leviton part and my Home Depot has them, I have not checked at Lowes. The longer shafts seem to have been used on the ceiling fixtures and the shorter ones in the wall fixtures or the round 3 bulb ones in the kitchens. The round 3 bulb ones are what I have in my Argosy.
__________________

__________________
Brett G
WBCCI #5501 AIR # 49
-------------------------
1978 Argosy 28 foot Motorhome

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. -- Plato


thenewkid64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
need light switch John Greenlee Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 2 03-26-2004 11:27 PM
Interior Light Switch danesh General Interior Topics 3 12-08-2003 07:37 PM
Parts source for four position light switch overlander76 Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 6 11-16-2003 09:24 PM
Light Switch JOECAR 1975-1976 Excella 500 1 03-16-2003 09:30 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.