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Old 05-29-2015, 09:25 AM   #519
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Hi, I ordered a boat light to replace my sewer light; It's LED and much brighter.
Wow Bob, is that corrosion on the sewer light? Looks like it was getting bad.

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Old 05-30-2015, 12:51 AM   #520
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Wow Bob, is that corrosion on the sewer light? Looks like it was getting bad.

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Hi, combination of dirt, pits and maybe even some corrosion too. For many years my sewer light was never used, But when I noticed that it wasn't working, I fixed it. Then a few times, it was nice to have a light although not very bright. Checked again, and my sewer light wasn't working, so this was my latest fix. [New light and new toggle switch] Both lights are so much brighter now and may actually be usable.
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Old 05-30-2015, 11:47 PM   #521
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Hi, combination of dirt, pits and maybe even some corrosion too. For many years my sewer light was never used, But when I noticed that it wasn't working, I fixed it. Then a few times, it was nice to have a light although not very bright. Checked again, and my sewer light wasn't working, so this was my latest fix. [New light and new toggle switch] Both lights are so much brighter now and may actually be usable.


I'm impressed with what you've found to replace original parts. I've always found there are too many choices and give up before finding things of the correct size and shape... Wish I had better luck!


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Old 05-31-2015, 12:47 AM   #522
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I'm impressed with what you've found to replace original parts. I've always found there are too many choices and give up before finding things of the correct size and shape... Wish I had better luck!


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Hi, Carol; Rather than to just keep my fixes to myself, I like to share them. Some of my mods have influenced people on this forum to do what I have done and some have made them even better. One of them was my LED light in the control panel so you could tell if the water pump was on; Another member did the same thing, but used a lighted switch. Some of my ideas are years in the making. [a lot of thought] One of those was my gas struts for my rock shield modification. And another one is my generator inlet system without a transfer switch. Some of my ideas are in the thread "Favorite mods under $100" and some are in my blogs.
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Old 05-31-2015, 10:40 AM   #523
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Chris used the LED idea for the water heater. Works great, since we turn off our water heater when we're not going to use hot water for awhile as it heats so quickly on propane. Now we don't have to guess if it's on or off....

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Bob, I think we have too much time on our hands?

A couple or more years ago, I also did some upgrades, using the stainless license plate lamps. I just bought the regular bulb style and then modified them.
With some careful modification, I installed a small blue LED for soft illumination for night driving. I also upgraded the existing bulb holder to take a blue LED for theatre lighting effect.
So, mine are dual intensity for the CLIPPER. Blue to avoid night vision shock from turning on the bright white overhead LEDS while night touring.

I have three of these dual intensity in the cockpit. One centered, and one in each seating area, located so they do not reflect in window or interfere with night driving vision.

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Hi, palmtreegirl; I bought both of these lights from Amazon. They are way brighter than the 194 bulbs that came from the factory.

LED License light / stainless steel $6.56 each.

TH Marine LED-51876-P companion way light $10.95 each.
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Old 05-31-2015, 03:33 PM   #525
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Hi, those look great Dave.
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Old 05-31-2015, 03:35 PM   #526
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Chris used the LED idea for the water heater. Works great, since we turn off our water heater when we're not going to use hot water for awhile as it heats so quickly on propane. Now we don't have to guess if it's on or off....

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Hi, I didn't think about the water heater; Good Idea. We could never tell if we left our water pump on or off, so a bright red light lets us know.
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No cost! Fits the Airstream to a Tee

Did this a long time ago, shortly after replacing the drawer front which broke after the drawer fell out because the latch did not hold. (Drawer located between twin beds in our 2005 25' Safari.)

Drilled two holes sized to hold a golf tee (your choice of color). When on the road, the tee fits into the hole to stop the drawer from opening; when in camp, the tee just moves to the other hole.

Cost: $0

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Who needs a backup camera?

Backup cameras are expensive and prone to failure. I travel solo. I always had a helluva time lining up my hitch with the coupler - GOAL, GOAL, GOAL. Hooking up a tractor-trailer is way easier in comparison.

Waitaminnit... what about a mirror? Found a $5 mirror at Target and used some spring clamps I had laying around. Large clamp attaches the mirror to the window, two smaller clamps prop the window/mirror at just the right angle. Everything's marked for an easily repeatable setup.

Voila! Lay a stick pointing at the front of the trailer jack as a 'warning' as I'm getting close and I'm all set!

Now I have a clear view of the hitch and the area behind to nail it on the first try. No more, "Ya need any help over there?"

Yes, as a matter of fact I do. Got a shovel?
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I use a convex mirror permanently attached to the lid of the gas bottle cover. I posted details of that eleven years ago, here:
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Hi, this mod cost about four dollars and today I got to test it out. The tongue of my trailer is gray and hard to see in my truck's back-up camera. I masked off part of the coupler and painted it bright yellow.
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Hi, I bought a Dominator sewer hose kit and three extra 10' extensions. I like the fact that these hoses collapse to 3' sections. Easier for storage and allows me to carry 50' of sewer hose with me while traveling. The only thing that I don't like about the Dominator hoses, is the fact that the connections are quite hard to latch and disconnect. There is just nothing to get a good grip on these connectors. After some thought, I bought two oil filter pliers from Harbor Freight for about $8.00 each. I tested them out today, and they work great.
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Roberts I really like the hitch yellow modification. Very nicely done . Easy to see and easy to touch up if needed.
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