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Old 06-18-2013, 03:55 PM   #1
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Searching for knobs for light fixtures

I'm not sure if these light fixtures were ever used in Airstreams, but they're common in at least some years of Argosy trailers. The PO of my 24' trailer had replaced the overhead lights with fluorescents, but my new project has 4 of them, and I have some extra lenses that were in the donor trailer.

Unfortunately, I only have 1 of the proper knobs for them. It's a knob that threads onto the shaft of the switch, so you can easily remove it to take down the lens and change bulbs. I'm only going to have to do that once, because I'm putting LED replacements in place of the 1156 incandescents, but I'd still like to have the original knob or something like it if anyone has some or knows of a source.

Here's what the fixture and knob look like... the knob is the same as the one for the 3-way, 3-bulb rectangular light from Argosy rear bathrooms.

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Old 06-18-2013, 04:20 PM   #2
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I may have some of those in my "stash" of spare parts. I will look and let you know

It might be a day or two before I get to look.
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I searched for these for a very long time and came up with nothing. Thew new three-way switches have a larger diameter threaded component to them that won't fit in the old 'knobs' I resorted to replacing them all with three-way switches with their own brass knobs that seemed to suit the character of the fixtures quite well. I was able to find them at Home Depot. I'll see if I can get a picture for you.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:21 PM   #4
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I may have some of those in my "stash" of spare parts. I will look and let you know

It might be a day or two before I get to look.
That would be very handy. I might even have some parts to trade off the donor trailer, once you tell me what you're looking for. I sent you an email this morning.

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This is what I switched all mine out to:

http://www.mylampparts.com/images/sw...9321-19323.jpg

I was unable to find anything with the really skinny threaded bit that was compatible with the threads on the switches that Airstream used.
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This is what I switched all mine out to:

http://www.mylampparts.com/images/sw...9321-19323.jpg

I was unable to find anything with the really skinny threaded bit that was compatible with the threads on the switches that Airstream used.
So you changed all the switches? I hadn't thought it through to that point, but that'll be a good last resort if I can't find some spare knobs, thanks.
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Yep. Super easy to swap out. All of mine were breaking and were non-functional, so I bought a bunch like in the picture and changed them all. One in each of the 3 fixtures on ceiling of the TradeWind and one in the bathroom.
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