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Old 12-17-2008, 07:42 PM   #1
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Porch Light Placement

I need to solicit some opinions here. I just went out and purchased a Grote 60311 light to use as a porch light on my '67 Globetrotter (mine didn't come with one). I'm trying to decide between three locations (see pic):

1) Centered underneath the side window
2) Adjacent to the side window on the front panel beneath the center line
3) Adjacent to the side window on the front panel above the center line.

The '64 Safari I sold to Viking (Rich) had the light centered beneath the side window as shown in position "1". I know that most of these are placed in position "3", but I'd like to get some feedback from the forum.

Lastly, what sort of screw hardware is used to mount this light? I'm guessing stainless steel sheetmetal pan-head screws... can anyone confirm?

Thanks in advance
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:59 PM   #2
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If you go here, you'll see where the factory installed them:

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Old 12-17-2008, 08:17 PM   #3
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I'm wondering if this may be a factory difference. As I mentioned above, the '64 Safari I owned had the porch light located in position 1. This appeared to be a factory install and the trailer was built in the Santa Fe Springs, CA facility.
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:47 PM   #4
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Well, I would personally want it higher, like position 3. More usefull for seeing your keys when coming back to the trailer at night. Position 1 would be too low for me.
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:49 AM   #5
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Hi, where ever you install it, put a smaller bulb [less candle power] in it or it will melt the lense. My original lense was warped from bulb heat and the replacement lense is already slightly warped now; Smaller bulb installed too late. At the last RV show I went to, all of the Airstreams on display had melted porch light lenses. This is on my list for future modifications. Right now only in the thought process.
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Old 12-18-2008, 08:44 AM   #6
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Once consideration to a higher profile placement, is glare.
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:42 PM   #7
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Hi Toddster,
I'm happy with the placement under the side window because it lights the ground and step area well. I think having it higher would not improve the use of it, as it would shine straight out at you as you approach the trailer.
I am hoping to get one of the plug-in porch lights for the Safari eventually, for "porch monkeying". It looks like it would give much better general lighting than the spot light type.
I enjoyed our pre-Christmas visit very much, and thanks again for the print of the '64 Safari. It's very cool
Rich
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:34 PM   #8
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My '64 Safari is in position #3 as you can see. But I would love to see someone who has their's in position #1 as I agree with Viking that it might be better. Our '90 Excella is also in position #3, and it does shine you in the eyes. I would like to see#1 at night in person, as I would rather have the ground well lit.
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:18 PM   #9
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we just had to replace the lense the PO had the hot light bulb in there and it was very melted. Ours is in position 3. as for what holds it on is 4 rivets on ours. The lense we ordered from Vintage trailer supply and it came with gasket and 3 screws. I vote for position 3, but I also vote you put it where the factory would have (so I don't know on your model and year)
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