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Old 09-10-2014, 02:46 PM   #29
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Hello Jim (CPAHarley). Thanks for asking about the Nest. Tooling for the shell parts is finally nearing completion. Prototypes to roll early next month. I've been able to update the Nest thread with some recent developments.

(Nest Caravans Building a new FG trailer, step by step)

David, as far as I know, the original Bargman are not LED a requirement from the client.

Steve, thanks for your note.

Clayton, the client and I are considering a couple options with the Wave 3: a "permanent" install under the front dinette table; or a "portable" pull out of storage when needed with a gas quick-connect fitting.
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Old 09-10-2014, 08:49 PM   #30
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David, as far as I know, the original Bargman are not LED a requirement from the client.
Robert, a number of us have taken the "guts" out of a submersible LED set available at Harbor Freight, Princess Auto and a number of other places - then MacGuyvered them into the original housings.

I think Randy Bishop was the first to post how to do it here:
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Others have added a second small round LED to completely fill the original housing.
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Old 09-10-2014, 08:58 PM   #31
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Absolutely beautiful work. Look forward to seeing the finished pics!!
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Old 09-11-2014, 03:35 PM   #32
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Hello Roy,
Yes, I too considered, and offered the Randy Bishop custom taillight option to my client, but she passed, opting for the off-the-shelf alternative you see.
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Thanks Robert,

I scrolled back to see what you did. Interesting that the lights you used appear to be the same ones Randy suggested will fit into the original housings. Oh well, it is not our trailer.


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I don't know Roy. I think I can see the individual LED's. One in the outside section and eight in the middle section. They look different then the ones we used.
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Good eye David. I think you are correct. I also added a small round 6 node LED to mine.
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Old 01-04-2015, 09:25 PM   #36
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A couple years ago, we made some repairs to a leaky front window on this Trillium. Now it's back because the rear windows are shot too...

The Trillium window is mounted through its aluminum frame with screws that twist into inner frames made of plywood. Over time, the window pulls away from the FG shell body allowing water to seep in, which in turn saturates the plywood.

This wet wood rots over time and causes the screws to rust, which further weakens the window seal.

The only appropriate repair is to remove the old, rotten wood and glass in replacements. But instead of plywood, we will use a product called NyloBoard a resin/wood composite material that is impervious to rot. And unlike something akin to "Trex", NyloBoard has terrific strength holding screws.
How does the Nyloboard hold up to vibration since it is a composite material?
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