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Old 05-23-2010, 02:04 PM   #1
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My Compact II never had an outside light so I was at Big Lots the other day and seen a solar staircase/deck light that looked like a good fit for entry door area. I only drilled one small hole to attach a screw. It charges during the day and comes on automatically at night for about 6 hours of light. There's a switch to keep it off when not using it. The light was only $8.00 and made by Woods
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Old 05-23-2010, 02:32 PM   #2
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That is one niffty idea.
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Old 05-23-2010, 07:31 PM   #3
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Looks GOOD there Mike! I put a hardwired porchlight on mine, but I like the idea of solar, so that it's not using up precious on board battery power!
Looking at your pics, it looks like your tail lights are not original, but seem to fit the space very well. Did you replace those? Do you know/remember what manufacturer they are? Mine are getting to the point of needing to be replaced, so I'm keeping an eye out for something that will do the job but also look good in the existing space as well...

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Old 05-23-2010, 07:40 PM   #4
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Looks GOOD there Mike! I put a hardwired porchlight on mine, but I like the idea of solar, so that it's not using up precious on board battery power!
Looking at your pics, it looks like your tail lights are not original, but seem to fit the space very well. Did you replace those? Do you know/remember what manufacturer they are? Mine are getting to the point of needing to be replaced, so I'm keeping an eye out for something that will do the job but also look good in the existing space as well...

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I bought them off the shelf at Visalia Trailer Sales off of highway 99 at Goshen. My old lights the light bulb sockets where corroded.
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:48 PM   #5
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Joseph,
I replaced the tail lights on the Compact Jr with Bargman 92's and have been very happy with them. They're common and easy to find replacement parts. Only down side is the plastic license plate holder broke and I lost the trailer plate. If you use these, you may want to strengthen the holder.

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Thanks for the ideas guys, gives me more ideas for the eventual tail light replacement!
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:51 AM   #7
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Mike, the porchlight is a great idea! Looks good, too. The shape kind of complements the lines of your trailer.
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I see that it is just one small LED, does it lite enough ?
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:05 PM   #9
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I checked the light at night. It shines pretty well straight down where I place my step. It ran over 9 hours last night when I turned it off at 530am in the morning. Uses 2 nicad aa batteries. I plan on replacing them with Nickle metal hydride batteries when they wear out. The moon was out but It still shined a nice spot on the ground next to door.
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Love that light, going to look into getting one myself.
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:56 PM   #11
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We looked at them tonight at Big lots, they are pretty neat little lights.
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Old 08-07-2010, 05:44 PM   #12
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What a cool idea... I like this group. so many many ideas for the boler.. thanks
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:29 PM   #13
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I checked the light at night. It shines pretty well straight down where I place my step. It ran over 9 hours last night when I turned it off at 530am in the morning. Uses 2 nicad aa batteries. I plan on replacing them with Nickle metal hydride batteries when they wear out. The moon was out but It still shined a nice spot on the ground next to door.
I really like the look of that light. I have a solar one on my shed but it's a two parts, one for the solar panel and one for the light. But if yours is solar than why the 2 aa batteries?
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But if yours is solar than why the 2 aa batteries?
Without the batteries the lamp would only light up during sunny times, when the solar panel was being activated. Batteries allow the power to be stored for later (like at night when you want the light).

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