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Old 10-27-2013, 11:26 PM   #463
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Poppy, I have 3 of those lights in my Amazon basket for a while. They look good installed. I may have to go ahead and place my order for them. What do you think about the brightness/color of them?
Chief...

I like the way they look. Not fancy but functional, which is my theme for the trailer. The light is very bright - maybe should have ordered warm white - but I think they will work well by directing them indirectly off the drapes. Very inexpensive.

I ordered slightly more upscale ones for the front.

Let me know if you would like additional pictures.

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Old 10-28-2013, 07:52 AM   #464
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Favorite under $100. mod is the just bought pair of Worthington 30 gal. aluminum tanks for ....drum roll...............$40.00. They came off an old Spartan that sat in the woods for at least 35 years, and they are near pristine.. In the process of polishing them, then off to have new valves put in ($25.00 ea.)
So it will $90.00 for a pair of them. Anyone else interested, if I run across some more? he..he..he..
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:37 PM   #465
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Chief...

I like the way they look. Not fancy but functional, which is my theme for the trailer. The light is very bright - maybe should have ordered warm white - but I think they will work well by directing them indirectly off the drapes. Very inexpensive.

I ordered slightly more upscale ones for the front.

Let me know if you would like additional pictures.

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We have the 'bright white' replacement LEDs in our reading lights. I wish we had gone with the 'warm white' instead.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:21 AM   #466
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30 Amp polarity tester.

Hi, I always have a polarity tester in my trailer's kitchen, but my brother thinks it's better to check it at the post. Well I did that, but I can't see the dim lights during the day. So today I made a 30 Amp polarity tester for day time use. Probably about $10.00 in parts.
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:10 PM   #467
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My fav mod

My latest inexpensive mod - 3 folding towel hooks from Lee Valley 21$; a scrap piece of wenge 0$; 18" of commercial double sided tape...1$ and voila! matching décor, unobtrusive towel hooks for the washroom.

I try to use double sided tape as much as possible rather than drilling into the cabinetry or aluminum. So far ( book rack, mail holder, various decorations ) so good.
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:10 PM   #468
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The gold cabinet handles, knobs and hinges in my '90 Excella seemed out of place in an otherwise silver palace, so I replaced them all yesterday. Did simple curved brushed nickel handles - looks much better to my eye. $73 for 16 handles, 5 knobs and 27 hinges.

I also added LED reading lights in the bedroom, $20 each from Amazon. I've ordered two somewhat fancier ones for $40 each for the front.

I'm saving all of the original bits as I have learned from restoring cars.

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Poppy,

I need to replace the puck lights above the bed in our 04 Classic. the pucks shine right down on your eyes when reading.

What is the make and Mod. number of the lights you got from Amazon? They look like they are directional and would work for me.
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:45 AM   #469
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:11 AM   #470
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Shallow, light-weight basket with handles that fits perfectly on the left side of bathroom counter (09 20' FC), velcro-ed with small tabs, for overflow cosmetics, shaving stuff, etc. Travels well over the roughest roads. Lift off for cleaning. $2.95 at Goodwill (on senior's day). Jeff
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:16 AM   #471
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My favorite, inexpensive mod is a small pocket sized flashlight, which I carry with me all the time now:

Eagletac D25A - DeltaBravoTactical.com
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:41 PM   #472
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Poppy,

I need to replace the puck lights above the bed in our 04 Classic. the pucks shine right down on your eyes when reading.

What is the make and Mod. number of the lights you got from Amazon? They look like they are directional and would work for me.
Here you go:

Gold Stars GW21500 RV Reading Light MR16 Base LED Bulb 12v Satin Chrome

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Old 12-13-2013, 04:33 PM   #473
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Poppy,

I need to replace the puck lights above the bed in our 04 Classic. the pucks shine right down on your eyes when reading.

What is the make and Mod. number of the lights you got from Amazon? They look like they are directional and would work for me.
You could...

Keep pucks and change to LED pads.

We used the 12 led warm white, plenty to choose from.

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Old 12-13-2013, 07:37 PM   #474
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My favorite mod was simple but, much needed. The storage compartment in the back of my 06 Bambino is dark at night and it's hard to find things without a flash light. I took a battery powered light that was used for the shell/cap on the back of my truck. I hard wired one in it's place and used the battery powered one in the storage compartment. I attached it right above the inside of the door using industrial strength Velcro so I can pull it off if I need to use it somewhere else.... Very cool and cheap - maybe $20. Sometimes I open the back turn on the light and sit in my chair and marvel at what I've done..... Darn my wife has good ideas!
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:32 AM   #475
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We have a lot of mods in our Airstream but I think my fave under $100 one is my Holdsall rack - it's a very stylish solution for all those hats, bags, jackets and other things you want to hang up. The original designer was George Nelson but I found a great reproduction on Amazon.
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:42 PM   #476
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Bought a pair of the hard plastic mats for use under rolling office chairs from Costco, and trimmed them to cover the carpet in the cargo space of my 2007 extended length Ford Expedition. They have kept the carpet in new condition.

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