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Old 04-01-2016, 08:52 PM   #29
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I'm not sure....that was 15 years ago! I've got to go to the trailer tomorrow so I'll check.
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Old 04-02-2016, 06:56 AM   #30
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I agree! best solution I've seen yet. Looks like it came that way. Thanks for posting the pic I know what I'm doing now!

Btw you can buy the thin lites on Amazon. Just find the one that matches the others you already have.
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:51 AM   #31
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The light shown in the web link below looks like the existing lights in my Excella. I thought the lights in mine were surface mounted. The description of this one says it is recessed.

http://www.amazon.com/Thin-Lite-736-...2&sr=8-2-spell

Dwight, Did you cut into the ceiling to mount your lights?

The photo below is of the fixtures in my 99 Excella. Can anyone tell me if your lights like these are recessed?

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Old 04-02-2016, 12:42 PM   #32
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Fantastic Fan, over head lighting ?

I have a 99-34' that is what mine look like as well. They are recessed. Pull the lens covering the bulbs and you can see its definitely recessed. You will need to do a little surgery but the end results are worth it.
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Old 04-02-2016, 12:51 PM   #33
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Yes, you'll need to cut out the ceiling since they are recessed fixtures
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Old 04-02-2016, 05:43 PM   #34
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Thanks!
I'm not cutting the ceiling, so I guess I'm back to thinking about it ;-)
My Excella is in storage until October, so I have a while.
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Old 04-02-2016, 11:23 PM   #35
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You don't have to cut the ceiling. If you are not comfortable with that you could use surface mount thin lites. You would still have to at least drill a
Hole for wires and a few screws to
Mount it.

Dwight cut in recessed lights to match the existing. But you don't have to.
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Old 04-03-2016, 09:39 AM   #36
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Drilling a hole for the wire is my plan. A thin surface light might be the answer.

I'm trying to find a surface mounted light, or two, that will not look out of place and will adequately illuminate the two tables beneath. We use those tables constantly, for dominos, board games, and cards. We've had 6 people at times.

I'll try to find one of those matching lights locally, to see how deep they are before purchasing. Or, maybe there is a thin LED puck fixture that will do the job. I'll continue to search. I'm only a few miles from LED4RV and ODM , so I can check out what they have in the store.
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Old 04-03-2016, 11:27 PM   #37
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after removing light fixture and replacing original fan with a Fantasic .. I wired up this LED light, it works well kinda bright, not good for low ambient lighting
http://www.amazon.com/Dream-Lighting...SB8A3266R8CWAF
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Old 04-04-2016, 12:45 AM   #38
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after removing light fixture and replacing original fan with a Fantasic .. I wired up this LED light, it works well kinda bright, not good for low ambient lighting
http://www.amazon.com/Dream-Lighting...SB8A3266R8CWAF
I was just looking at that fixture. Do you have any photos of the install?
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I have purchased 4 fantastic vents for my trailer. I plan on utilizing the stick on led tape lights with a track from https://www.1000bulbs.com/category/l...nnel-profiles/ . Get the white ones and does a really nice job. Or you could do color and do a light show.
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I finally got around to fixing the problem this past winter, but I guess I forgot to post about it. (or at least I could not find a post after I was asked what I did)

I never was able to find a lift mechanism to replace the broken one. I decided to get rid of the old original fan/light and replace it with a Fantastic. The new fan covered the old footprint of the existing, so the vinyl ceiling looks like it always has. Nothing ugly from the old light's mounting is showing around the perimeter.

I added two surface mounted lights that matched those above the sofa. I changed out the bulbs to warm white LED. The 4 LED light bulbs seem to be slightly dimmer than the old daylight colored fluorescent bulbs. But, that might be the color difference, not actually dimness.

I'm really happy with the results, especially the air flow and the additional daylight coming.
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