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Old 05-03-2011, 07:00 PM   #15
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You can go to Lowes to find an exterior barn type light that is waterproof, but first you need to be sure what your "friend" did to you trailer. Take the trailer unit to a rv place and they can tell you and give you answers re: converter and if the light is 12 volt and why it does not work. I hate to think that your friend wired the 12v light into a 120v circuit? You have many other 12v appliances in your trailer that you may not be aware of, pump, alarms,trailer brakes.

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Old 05-03-2011, 08:24 PM   #16
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:09 PM   #17
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Thanks for all the comments. I did watch the wiring process, so I know how the lamp needs to be wired, whether we go with AC, DC or Solar. Thanks for all the comments. I'm leaning towards a solar solution now.
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:40 PM   #18
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Just a little observation.
We are talking about a 13' trailer here.
No matter how much wiring would need to be changed or redone how could it be a huge deal?

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Old 05-06-2011, 07:28 AM   #19
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Well, our first fiberglass was a '74 13-footer. Only AC/DC fixtures were an AC breaker box and interior lights (AC and DC), 1 interior AC receptacle, and exterior lights (DC). Nothing worked. The PO gave up on trying to fix and simply ran a 14-gauge extension cord out the port. I couldn't make heads or tails out of the "repaired" wiring so ripped it all out. Left the fixtures and re-wired and added a few amenities. Voila! Everything worked as intended! Moral of story: size doesn't matter.
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:32 PM   #20
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No one seems to know if there is a converter. The guy working on the camper didn't seem to see anything that would lead him to say yes, there is a converter.
The camper battery is non functional. Yes, I know we can buy a new one, but probably won't anytime soon. When we camp, we are always plugged up to shore power.
The outside lamp no longer exists on the camper, so I need to find a new one. The outlet area of the light is now wired to 110v -- so finding something to hook right up to shore power seems the easiest.
Yes, I know it can all be rewired again.

Thanks for all the comments.
Digging around today, I found half a piece of the top or bottom of the converter with the sticker still on it.That's all. Just a piece of it...Rust Gnomes got it!

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