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Old 11-08-2006, 07:06 AM   #1
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Tacky lights at Menards...

Our Iowa paper had a sale ad for Airstream trailer tacky lights at Menard's for $7.99. We aren't needing any, but thought I'd pass along the news. They are sure cute!

I put this here because they are exterior enhancements. Hope that is okay.
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Old 11-11-2006, 11:18 PM   #2
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Yep, I got two (one wouldn't do) at our Menard's (I'm in Iowa, too). I was happy to get them at that price since the least expensive ones I'd found, previously, were $13.99.
I think I may change-out the bulbs for colored ones: that may 'spice them up' a bit.
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Old 11-12-2006, 12:45 AM   #3
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Ok, I will bite...

What are Airstream tacky lights?

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Old 11-12-2006, 07:57 AM   #4
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They are little Airstream trailers with lights in them. Could be used to attach to your awning or other usage. Menard's is selling them in their trim a tree section. I have a previous set of alterante Airstream trailers and Nash Metroplitans.
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Old 11-12-2006, 08:50 AM   #5
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i gotta get some!

and the little beer mugs too!

just need some time to get to menard's...

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Smile Thanks for the info!

Airstream lights tacky?? No no those lights would only be tacky if they were shaped like white boxes

I'm getting my list ready for the store and those lights are on it. Thanks for the info!
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Old 11-12-2006, 08:26 PM   #7
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Ok, I will bite...

What are Airstream tacky lights?

Mrs. NorCal Bambi (traveling in S Tardis)
Hi, after this question, I know what you are talking about; But why are they called "Tacky Lights?"

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Old 11-12-2006, 08:49 PM   #8
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Because...

Um...some very unfortunate observers of the RV lifestyle would turn up their little noses at the mere thought of exterior decor that was so tacky...thus, the origin of the "tacky" light. (Flamingos? How gauche!) If everyine lit just one little candle (read "tacky light"), what a bright world this would be...
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Old 11-13-2006, 12:06 AM   #9
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Oh, you are talking about Party Lights! I have some of those little airstream lights... put them up along with a little string of flamingo lights each chance we get! We also have flamingos we stick in the ground (you know those really "tacky" pink ones....) but ours aren't "tacky" they are silver colored. Thanks for clueing in the clueless!

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Old 11-13-2006, 12:11 AM   #10
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Bright and shiny!

I can attest to seeing Caddy's bright party lights and shiny flamingoes and lil air chicks
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Since I'm new to the Airstream lifestyle I have to ask this dumb question:
How do you folks attach your tacky lights to the awning? My old trailer had a track that I slid the light hangers into...the AS doesn't. What's your secret? I have a whole box of tacky lights just waiting to hang so I can light up my patio and illuminate my pink flamingos!
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How do you folks attach your tacky lights to the awning?
We string them up with the poles & frame parts of our awning. We tried the little clips from Camping World, but they weren't strong enough to hold them and they fall off & get lost. Another solution I have seen is clear plastic clothes pins...

Curious as to what others use too.

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We string them up with the poles & frame parts of our awning. We tried the little clips from Camping World, but they weren't strong enough to hold them and they fall off & get lost. Another solution I have seen is clear plastic clothes pins...

Curious as to what others use too.

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We use 1 1/4" binder clips purchased at Staples in a box of about 25 and leave them attached to the lights when we take them down.

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We string them up with the poles & frame parts of our awning. We tried the little clips from Camping World, but they weren't strong enough to hold them and they fall off & get lost. Another solution I have seen is clear plastic clothes pins...

Curious as to what others use too.

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We use the white plastic coated clothes pins, they are noticeable but they are great when they fall to the ground and easier to find.
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