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Old 07-09-2009, 04:43 PM   #1
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1972 Trade Wind Step Light

anyone know a source for a 1972 Trade Wind step light. Looks like a lense with a bulb is attached to an alluminum housing.
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:01 PM   #2
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Does it look like the piece in the top left corner of this picture?
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:08 PM   #3
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Smile 1972 Trade Wind Step Light

Yes, the aluminum piece is on the AS, where do i get replacement inner pieces?
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:26 PM   #4
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The light socket on the inside is just a single post baynont type socket that should be availabe at most autoparts stores. I believe it is held on with one rivet. I converted mine over to LED
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:31 PM   #5
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Mine didn't work on my Tradewind. Had to rewire power to the switch and track it down with a voltmeter.
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:31 PM   #6
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Does your housing still have the lens? If not, you can buy cheap ones at Airstream parts stores but they are very cheap and like $16. I'm going to make mine out of plexiglass
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Mine didn't work on my Tradewind. Had to rewire power to the switch and track it down with a voltmeter.
I also had a switch problem with mine. I noticed that the scare light and the door light use different grounds. Once I insulated the socket from the body and replaced the switch it worked like a champ. It took a bit to figure out what was good and what was needing replacing.

The LED sounds like a great idea
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How do you change the bulb in the step light? And what type bulb is its replacement? There are three screws visible on the outside. If one does have to unscrew it each time to change the bulb, does it have to be resealed each time? Thanks. Jack
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How do you change the bulb in the step light? And what type bulb is its replacement? There are three screws visible on the outside. If one does have to unscrew it each time to change the bulb, does it have to be resealed each time? Thanks. Jack
Jack.

DO NOT seal the step light lens.

The correct bulb is 1141 or 1141F (frosted)

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How do you change the bulb in the step light? And what type bulb is its replacement? There are three screws visible on the outside. If one does have to unscrew it each time to change the bulb, does it have to be resealed each time? Thanks. Jack
The step light is over the door. The round light is called a "scare light".

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Our 71 25' Tradewind doesn't have a scarelight, as least as far as I can tell. What do they look like, and where are they?

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Our 71 25' Tradewind doesn't have a scarelight, as least as far as I can tell. What do they look like, and where are they?

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The scare light is large and round and located on the curbside front, forward of the door. You can see a pic of one of these lights on the featured pic in my blog. It's to the left of my head.
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The switch for it is almost directly behind it, on mine behind the curtains above the folding table. (72 TW)
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I made a lens for the step light by using an old milk carton and cutting a lens out of that. Cheap and it works. Has a nice frosty look about it. I also put a lower wattage Type 93 bulb in mine that puts off little heat.
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