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Old 10-27-2010, 05:14 AM   #253
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Check your application

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Great mod. Thanks for the...... the source of the rocker switches. I love lights, and may go for the blue one.


Check to be sure of your application, I think my panel wants to have the "MINI-ROCKER" switch ( A2-23 red or A2-38 green ).

Mini-Rocker Switches - Rocker Switches - Low Voltage Switches - Switches - Electrical

They are both backordered as of yesterday.... I am told just a week out. I will let you know if they are the correct ones. Supposedly, if wired correctly, the lamp will only be lit when they are in the "on" position.

Thanks goes to the nice folks at Sigma, especially a guy named Dan, who was patient enough to guide me through this and to forum member ROBERTSUNRUS, who stimulated this search !

Looks cool !

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Old 10-27-2010, 09:07 AM   #254
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Thanks for the info. Over the weekend I had looked at the CATCON (the manufacturer of the sensor) website and they had used the green lighted switch on a similar control panel, and wondered why they changed. Too bad they changed, hopefully it wasn't a reliability issue.
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:32 PM   #255
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Under fifty cents.

Hi, once again I decided enough is enough. About half the time that I hitch and un-hitch, the electric tongue jack stand sticks to the tongue jack tube. When I raise my jack, sometimes I have to fight to get the stand to release. I noticed that the stand has four cuts in the side of the tube and there are four depressions at these cuts. These depressions are what stop the inner tube from going all the way to the bottom. In mine, the depressions are getting hammered looking. I have thought about this for some time, but today it was going to get fixed. I measured the inside of the lower tube, [the stand] and it was two inches. Simple, I will just buy a two inch [outside diameter] washer and put it in there. The washer fit in pretty good, but it could fall out, so I used my little ball peen hammer and winged it in two places, right at the cut line. Now I had to hammer very slightly to seat the washer on top of the depressions. Now my tongue jack stand falls off when lifted, like it should. For under fifty cents, this was a modification that I wish I done years ago.

Note: in the first picture, the washer looks quite small, but it was because the camera was close to the stand. You can see in the last picture, that is was a good fit.
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:33 PM   #256
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Here are 2 of the modifications that we made to our 2010 Sport 22 fb. I had our local weld shop add 11 inches to the screw that lowers/raises the stabilizor jack, now I do not have to get on the ground to find or use them.
I also extended the compartment for the dump hose, I bought an 8 foot lentgh of 4" PVC and inserted it into the factory black tube, it to extend just below the side edge and then glued on a screw cap on both sides so that I can store more hose and it is easier to get to than before. Both of these mods were simple and cheap,gotta wonder why AS did not do them?



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Old 11-15-2010, 11:29 AM   #257
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Thumbs up Lighted pump switch

"The Pump Pilot" worked out great for me....

If you are interested in doing this mod, I have a couple extra switches in Blue & Green and could get Red if desired.

I will send you all you will need..... a lighted switch, ground wire with the proper connectors soldered on including insulated ends and all other associated parts, with a simple sketch for installation. Shipped to your door for $18.00.

PM or email for details !

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Old 12-28-2010, 05:07 PM   #258
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Breezy?

Hi, it seems that the storage compartment under my queen bed might be getting breezy. I have re-done the original door seal, but I still feel cool air coming from under the bed. I was thinking of maybe having a secondary weather seal on this door, but I wasn't sure how I was going to do it. Today I used some left over "D" shaped weather seal and wrapped it around the inside half of the door. It fits tight and the door is still easy to open and close, although a bit more snug. Whether it helps or not, I won't know until I can camp again in cold weather. It has to help some and surely can't hurt.
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:17 PM   #259
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On the level.

Hi, I finally ordered a Level for my trailer and today was a perfect day for installing it. I do not want to drill holes in my trailer if not needed. So I used 3-M two sided automotive moulding tape. The next obstacle was the front to rear level adjusting screw. Other's on this forum noted that after they installed their level, on trailers with the belt moulding, that you can no longer get to this screw or if you can it will be very difficult. Before I installed my level, I removed the adjusting screw and nut, and installed them up-side-down. Now I can adjust this from the bottom. I hope this will help others in the future.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:32 PM   #260
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Kitchen sink trays.

Hi, I was thinking about dead space in our trailer and if I could make good use of some of it. In my kitchen, just under the sink, is a removable panel. This panel has no real use except to cover the area above my cabinet doors. They make this special hinge kit for use in your house, in-which I don't need, but it would be useful in my trailer. This kit from Lowes sells for about $16.00 and comes with two sets of hinges for cabinets that have two blanks. My Airstream kitchen only has one blank so I only used two of the hinges. Here are some self explanatory pictures. It was a tight job, and the trays barely fit.
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I hinged a lower panel in front of the furnace just like in the above post and my tray holds two of the very short folding umbrellas. It is close to the door and very convenient to grab an umbrella.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:54 PM   #262
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Junking the huge drawer under the couch.

Our 1988 Excella 25 has a front couch which can extend into a double bed. Under the bed is a full-width drawer, with three internal equal spaces. This drawer is 6 feet long, and, particularly when filled with anything other than air,it is very awkward to open. The runners are nearly 6 feet apart, and it is very difficult to pull the drawer out squarely so as not to jam. The wide hand-spread to do this renders one liable to shoulder injury. I have replaced the runners with heavier duty quality items, but with little improvement. Many times I had to crawl on the floor to retrieve ball-bearings from the disintegrated runners.
After eleven years of struggling with this, we decided to remove the front from the drawer (only a dozen screws), convert this front to a hinged fold-down access door, junk the rest of the drawer, and fill the space with plastic boxes with lids. The width of the available space is 69 inches.
At Wal-Mart we found Sterilite 1844 white 20qt boxes with lids, measuring 16.5 x 11.5 x 9.75 inches. Six boxes times 11.5 inches wide used to be 69 inches when I was at school, so we were good to go. The boxes were about $4 each. We screwed a 1" x 1" wood bump stop across the floor under the couch, 17" back from the front bar, so as to prevent the boxes from moving. To avoid having to reduce the height of the drawerfront, and to give space for the three hinges we screwed a 2" x 1" timber across the front top of the couch, so that the lifting section rested on it.The lifting of the front of the cushions is not noticeable when seated on the coach. If the couch was regularly used as a double bed I would have reduced the height of the drawer front. The whole job took less than two hours, and reducing the height of the front would probably have doubled the time taken.The three hinges are self-closing, antique finish, RV Designer #46128.
This project has been a great success, and we smile everytime the flap opens without a struggle.
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Old 03-08-2011, 04:24 PM   #263
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IKEA | Lighting decorations | Outdoor lighting | SOLVINDEN | Decoration lighting

Not exactly a mod, but thought I'd pass this on - cute "Flamingo" light for our patio - solar powered from Ikea - less than $25!!!
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:59 PM   #264
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Mod or Addition?

Every AS'er needs a set of tools no matter what they are for!!!


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Old 03-18-2011, 06:03 PM   #265
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newroswell,, Thanks for the info. I will get one soon.

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