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Old 03-21-2009, 12:02 PM   #1
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The Airstream I have has 12v and 120 wires coming out of the walls behind each light. I want to replace the lights, but I am having trouble locating fixtures. Any help would be appreciated.
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The Airstream I have has 12v and 120 wires coming out of the walls behind each light. I want to replace the lights, but I am having trouble locating fixtures. Any help would be appreciated.
Dual voltage RV light fixtures have been history for over 40 years.

It's super easy to update your system to all 12 volts DC.

The only original purpose was to save the battery charge, since the trailer did not have it's own charging system.

The only way the battery could be charged is when the trailer was hooked up to the tow vehicle.

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Well, not exactly sure what you are looking for, but Inland RV has some 12V lighting items here.
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How do I switch over to 12v? Can I just cap the 120 or will this be a fire hazard?
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I would cut a small box behind each light fixture, install a thin electrical junction box and cover, inside wire nut the wires and tape them, should be fine. On a side note, could I work out a deal for a couple of those white rectangular metal housings? We're going 100% original, at least with visable stuff on our 63 and 2 of those are missing.
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My 63 has both the 12v and 120v systems and all the original fixtures . I solved the battery charging problem by installing an onboard marine battery charger so I can charge the battery any time I'm using the 120v system. The 120 side was upgraded with a new box and GFI breakers. What was originally there was not something I wanted to keep.
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I would cut a small box behind each light fixture, install a thin electrical junction box and cover, inside wire nut the wires and tape them, should be fine. On a side note, could I work out a deal for a couple of those white rectangular metal housings? We're going 100% original, at least with visable stuff on our 63 and 2 of those are missing.

If I decide to take them out you will be the first person I contact, so far Im replacing those steel lights in the bedroom and bathroom, keeping the ceiling lights and 95% sure I will be replacing those front 1's
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What kind of paper was used on those front wall lights wax paper?
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