Has anyone replaced the small light above the dump valves, just behind the wheel well on my '88 Excella, with LED lighting? I am replacing that section of the wrap that holds the light and would like to install something newer (and that works). I have been looking at Super Bright LEDs list of possible options ... anyone use these?
1974 31' Sovereign
1993 21' Sovereign
, North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
I like 2 air's solution, I have also seen gloves with led lights on them. Just aim your fist at whatever you want to look at. Hands-free, and it doesn't have the geeky-coal-miner look.
Also, Janet, our '74 has dump-valve lights. Maybe you should get an unpainted Argosy.
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I have left our dump light on once or twice during the dark early evenings of early winter while camping but we were always on shore power. I too have made changes to the way I do things; no more light and only dump when there is enough natural light to see what I am doing. This way I advoid having any accidents!
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Our dump light and switch is broken on our Safari - it's item the dealer is fixing. I'd prefer a high intensity incandesent bulb that would illuminate the whole area - plus it would be obvious if it was left on by accident. IMO LED's are great for being seen, but are lousy for illuminating.
Gary & Debbie
2001 Safari 25 SS
2011 Chevy Traverse 3.6L AWD • Hensley • DirecLink • McKesh
Set-up by Can-Am RV
I have converted all exterior lights on my Safari to LEDs. The only one I have not changed has been the dump light.
Using a fuse to light up all the exterior lights (minus flood light and step light), I guess that with all the LEDs on, I am using maybe the equiv of one standard light bulb, if that.
Before going LED, putting the fuse into the umbillical trailer hitch wiring, I'd get a fair spark, cross a 10a fuse into the plug. Since going LED, I have gone as low as a 5a fuse and may even try lower amp fuses.
If I ever use the dump light, I will for sure change it to an LED type as well.
Not cheap for sure, but far less than it use to be and in a year or two, maybe even less than it costs now.
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