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Old 10-04-2008, 05:40 PM   #1
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Light Socket Source

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All six lights on the two horizontal light fixtures on the rear wall in the twin bed area are shorting out from wire being exposed and dry rotted. I would like to replace sockets with new ones but I am unable to find a source for such a simple common (I thought) light? Auto parts stores and Home Depot and a local rv store have been a bust. I can find a whole new light but don't want to replace. Just want a new socket to rewire in and re attach. Already tried to fix existing but they are in bad shape. Any help is appreciated. The bulb is the single pole with the two slots that you push in and twist. I am unable to find on internet either. . .
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:16 PM   #2
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This is all I have been able to find so far, short of cannibalizing a cheap taillight.
They might have what you need.
Automotive Light Bulb Sockets
If you want to only replace the pigtail, those are definitely available.
http://www.taillightking.com/images/...et_Pigtail.JPG
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I would seriously consider taking a couple of the Thin light fluorescent fixtures apart and upgrade the stock fixtures. Lower current draw, less heat and more light.

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I would seriously consider taking a couple of the Thin light fluorescent fixtures apart and upgrade the stock fixtures. Lower current draw, less heat and more light.

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I did that with the lights in our Sovereign, and have been very happy with the results. I've had several Airstreamers look at them after I did the upgrade, and no one could tell they were flourescents. Also, one 15 watt tube uses the same power as a single 1141 bulb.
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