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Old 10-16-2015, 01:39 PM   #29
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Old 10-16-2015, 01:57 PM   #30
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'Scare lights'?

Translation for newbie please :-)
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Old 10-16-2015, 02:07 PM   #31
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Translation for newbie please :-)
scare = stair (to autocomplete) ?

or -- to scare off night visitors assuming he meant the light high above the outside steps at the entry . . .
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Old 10-16-2015, 04:14 PM   #32
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I don't really know why they are called scare lights. It is the big obnoxiously bright light on the outside of campers. There is also a step light.


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Old 10-17-2015, 01:03 AM   #33
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I don't really know why they are called scare lights. It is the big obnoxiously bright light on the outside of campers. There is also a step light.


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"Scare " lights are supposed to scare robbers and bears away from your camper at night...
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Old 10-17-2015, 05:04 AM   #34
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Scare lights

Actually these are designed to fail, and when one finds the price of a replacement, this tends to scare the owner...
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Old 10-17-2015, 05:38 AM   #35
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My trailer was built without a scare light, no loss. But the led door light, over the door, has already failed and some idiot designed the installation so that you have to remove the caulk around the cover to lift the cover and remove the lens. Of course you then must recaulk the cover after installing a $20 led in the bracket. Maintainability? Nope.

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@ lsbrodsky...replacing door light

You may find you can remove the LED unit by cutting it, avoiding the caulk issue. But, first check with LED4RV.com in High Point, see if Dan has a replacement which could be installed and is small enough to fit without breaking the caulk seal. Or, if possible, check the connections and maybe it is a problem with corrosion, not a failed LED.

I installed the door LED units on my 2009 27FB using silicone sealant, as a glue, and this has worked well in several instances.
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The problem was that even after removing the 2 screws, the lens at the bottom of the fixture could not be removed without lifting the bottom of the aluminum cover. That required breaking the caulk seal. You cannot get to the LED without removing the lens. I checked voltage at the bracket after removing the LED and all was well, leaving only the LED as the problem. I did order a replacement LED from LED4RV, identical. Plugged it in and the light works again. I also got a replacement bracket/fixture from AS, in case that was the problem. I have a spare now.
I also replaced the refrig light with a festoon LED, the only incandescent bulb in my trailer, I think.

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Changed the majority of my interior incandescent bulbs to LED's and it made a huge difference in battery life over a three-day-two-night stay - no generator needed for 3 days (night occupancy only - no daytime activity). This is about double the battery life before the change. Any advise on replacing the small 63 automotive bulbs in the running lights (not for battery savings but for longevity of the LED's over incandescent bulbs)?
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Refrigerator Incandescent Bulb Type Matters

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I also replaced the refrig light with a festoon LED, the only incandescent bulb in my trailer, I think.

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Replacing the fridge incandescent bulb with an LED is not always a good idea.

In the Dometic service manual for the RM 3762 and RM 3962, the operation section explains that in cold weather, the fridge will stay cold enough to not trigger a cooling cycle for a long time. This results in the freezer getting too warm. So if the fridge compartment is still cold enough at 35 minutes after the end of a cooling cycle, they turn on the light. The light heats the fridge, causing the thermostat to trigger a cooling cycle, which brings down the temp in both compartments.

I have the 3762 model in my trailer, and I'm keeping my incandescent bulb.
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Changed the majority of my interior incandescent bulbs to LED's and it made a huge difference in battery life over a three-day-two-night stay - no generator needed for 3 days (night occupancy only - no daytime activity). This is about double the battery life before the change. ?
Same here. I bought cheap Chinese made LED bulbs off eBay for about $1.50 each. I have accidentally left a light on for 2 or 3 days. It didn't draw the batteries down enough to change the gauge.
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This is one depressing forum thread. I'm surprised most commenters would want to own an Airstream.
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Translation for newbie please :-)
Hi, if it were a house, we would call it a porch light; I call mine a porch light.
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