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Old 08-31-2013, 02:41 PM   #519
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Very nice! I now realize that I need a light in that exact spot! Don't think there are any wires there though.
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:10 PM   #520
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Door way light

We have a Scamp 16 and a pair of wires run up the corner of the closet.

I can't remember if our son's Scamp 13 had wires in the closet but I did install a 12 volt outlet there for him. I mounted a small hinged shelf on the closet door for a CPAP machine and a 12 volt outlet in the wall.

I've ordered an LED spot light for the couch side screendoor support and will tap into the 12 volts at that light for the spot.

The wiring is more than adequate because the LEDs had to previously support an incandescent lamp. As well this 12 volt run supports two muffin fans that exhaust the hot output of the closet air conditioner.
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:27 PM   #521
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.18A, that's just amazing! Count me in!
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:36 PM   #522
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Mine came without instructions. Mounting consists of removing the end caps, they slide off to the right and left. After that it simply takes 2 screws to mount it, a 3rd hole is required for the wires.
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:36 PM   #523
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Chinks in the armor.

In NL we found that flying creatures of the night could get in. One weak link is rhe rear sliding window. When open there's a gap between the sliding window and the screen. I added a piece of foam to the middle edge of the screen closing the gap.
I get so many bugs in that way. In my 2009 Scamp there is actually a piece of foam on the back of the screen frame, but that frame bows slightly it seems.

I am a camp host and like to leave the porch light on for wayward campers. That attracts a zillion tiny little gnat like thingies, and then they like the bright light over the sink... and from there they worm their way in that window over the sink.

The other problem I have is that the screens slide very easily. On more than one occasion I have unintentionally opened the screen a crack, then they just flood in. I'm thinking of using a small dab of silicon sealant (close your eyes Donna) to form a little something to prevent the screen from opening unless I INTEND it to open.

BTW a trick I learned...

I have a little trailer size vacuum. I set the fan to exhaust (out), set it on high, turn off all the interior lights, then use a led flashlight as a "lure" to attract flying thingies to the flashlight. I hold the light right under the screen, on the far side from the pests. As they fly towards the flashlight, they fly under the screen and the fan sucks them up to the screen. I must have cleared a hundred bugs in five minutes that way the other night. When I have "trapped" them all, I get the vacuum and vacuum them off the screen.

It is oddly satisfying to watch them fly to the light... and their impending doom!
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:56 PM   #524
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USB AC Outlets

Just bought 3 of these for our Scamp. One each in the anglrd face of the each dinette and one in the couch.

Our son has installed a similar product from Lowes that works well.

U-Socket 15 Amp Standard Tamper Resistant Duplex AC Wall Outlet - White with Built-in USB Charger Ports-ACE-7837 at The Home Depot
Have you installed them yet? The box for the existing outlets looks maybe too small for these thing.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:28 PM   #525
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JWC,

I haven't received my AC outlets yet but I understand they fit in a normal outlet box, though tightly. They may not fit in the Scamp standard outlet boxes. My intent is to install them in 3 locations where I have installed outlets. I will let you know if they fit in the Lowes standard boxes.

We usually only get a mosquito or two in our trailer. I think they mostly come in via "leaks" like the gap in the back window or on us when we come in. Over our ownership I've continually looked for these places where they can sneak in, like the fridge vent and have sealed them off.

We don't seem to get the little flies, maybe because we don't turn on an outside light except when unlocking the door. As to the vacuum we've used one to clean up some flies after an infestation at home, could suck them right out of the air.

On the road we use a 'crumb sweeper' on the floor. We also have two throw rugs, one at the door and one at the sink that catch a lot. The floor is pretty much my job.

We basically never slide our screens however if it were a problem I might consider using a small piece of soft foam insulation and just jam it under the end.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:33 PM   #526
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I found out that these can only charge one IPAd at a time, the 2.0 amp is for both usb ports combined, if you use one, the other is reduced.
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I found out that these can only charge one IPAd at a time, the 2.0 amp is for both usb ports combined, if you use one, the other is reduced.
That's pretty typical. However the "spec" says .5A so having 2.1 amps to split between two devices is way better than that. And if you happen to only have a single device plugged in that one gets the full thing.

I have found a dual waterproof usb outlet, designed for marine uses.

Amazon.com: Blue Sea Dual USB Charger Socket - 2 USB Ports w/Watertight Cap: Sports & Outdoors

My only issue is that it is black, but I am thinking of going with that. One on either side next to the AC outlets. ATM I have a dual usb charger plugged into the 12V socket which works just fine but it does tie up the one and only 12V outlet.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:47 AM   #528
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Mark asked for some pictures of our bumper brackets.

Here's a couple of pictures of our brackets. These shelf brackets are available everywhere. I believe the arms are about 18 x 10". As you can see they are bolted to the trailer's bumper and mounted flat to the top surface of the bumper. I cut the short arm of the bracket and drilled a second mounting hole near the bottom of the cut arm of the bracket.

I have mounted three of these brackets.


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End view of a bracket. Note I have two plastic fence posts mounted below our bumper box. They are supported from the same brackets. Screws for them go thru the bottom of the bumper box, bracket and post.

As well as being supported by the 3 brackets, the bumper box is screwed to the bumper in its rear corners. The fact that the back of the bumper box is behind the spare also keeps it in place. The installation is pretty rugged now in year 6.


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This shows where the front of the bracket comes under the box. (In retrospect it's har to see but the front of the bracket is just under the right corner of the box. Screws go thru the bumper box and the bracket at the rear and front of the box. There are 3 brackets, one at each of the outside edges and the third in the center.



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This looking up at the bracket from underneath with the bumper at the top of the picture. You can see 3 bolts holding the bracket to the bumper.

If there's something else, please ask.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:58 PM   #529
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Mark asked for some pictures of our bumper brackets.

Here's a couple of pictures of our brackets. These shelf brackets are available everywhere. I believe the arms are about 18 x 10". As you can see they are bolted to the trailer's bumper and mounted flat to the top surface of the bumper. I cut the short arm of the bracket and drilled a second mounting hole near the bottom of the cut arm of the bracket.

I have mounted three of these brackets.


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End view of a bracket. Note I have two plastic fence posts mounted below our bumper box. They are supported from the same brackets. Screws for them go thru the bottom of the bumper box, bracket and post.

As well as being supported by the 3 brackets, the bumper box is screwed to the bumper in its rear corners. The fact that the back of the bumper box is behind the spare also keeps it in place. The installation is pretty rugged now in year 6.


Attachment 64084

This shows where the front of the bracket comes under the box. (In retrospect it's har to see but the front of the bracket is just under the right corner of the box. Screws go thru the bumper box and the bracket at the rear and front of the box. There are 3 brackets, one at each of the outside edges and the third in the center.



Attachment 64085

This looking up at the bracket from underneath with the bumper at the top of the picture. You can see 3 bolts holding the bracket to the bumper.

If there's something else, please ask.
Ty my freind and im hoping the weather has gotten a little better for you all
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:03 PM   #530
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We had a break today with cooler weather expected.

Thanks for the thought.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:23 PM   #531
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hey norm -- well, the place you got your flexible solar panel(s) from is gone (defunct?). I was going to buy them also. Oh well. Looking everywhere now for same basic panels. Sigh.

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Old 09-03-2013, 07:42 PM   #532
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If you find those flexible solar panels, please post the information. I had the site bookmarked and it was going to be my next purchase (damn). I just ordered the LED bulbs per Norm's recommendation and solar charging was my next project.

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