Solar lights mod - Fiberglass RV

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Old 11-07-2014, 10:07 PM   #1
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Solar lights mod

I carry at least a couple of the $.99 Walmart solar lights. They have the spike and it's been nearly impossible at most sites to find a spot soft enough to put them in the least near my Scamp. So below, is a "mod" I thought of and experimented until I settled on this idea- using the small camera "tripods".

You basically just cut the body (tube) off to the desired length (mine is 1-1/2 to 2"). Then cut the spike off even to the base. I drill a 3/16" hole as close to the center of the spike's upper portion (that presses into the tube) as I can. The tripods have a 1/4" threaded stud sticking out the top. Just thread that into the hole and you're done!

You now set these lights anywhere- even on unlevel ground. Just bend the legs to suit. I ordered the lil tripods through Walmart for about $3 a piece. What's good about it, as the lights show wear or quit, just buy another $.99 light. Slip the old out of the tube and insert this one and you're good as new for just $1 Also notice the legs will straighten out for easy storage-- another reason for going with the tripod legs.
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Old 11-08-2014, 01:57 AM   #2
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Good idea, I like it.

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Old 11-08-2014, 06:34 AM   #3
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Brilliant !
If you think you are to small to make a difference just try sleeping with a mosquito - The Dally Lama
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Old 11-08-2014, 04:07 PM   #4
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I think it would be perfect for sitting around a picnic table after dark. Good idea Darral!

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