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Old 04-29-2013, 12:14 AM   #15
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I am finally getting around to installing this porch light. When I measure 7 3/4" from the awning rail this puts the top of the light about 3/4" higher than the top of the window to the left of the light, is this correct? The reason I ask is because when I look at the pictures the top of the light seems aligned with the top of the window frame, whic would make sense so that everything looks tidy. My other problem is that the retractable awning that is permanently installed on my Trillium gets in the way of me measuring from the rail. Can someone take a straight edge and put it across the top of the porch light and see if it aligns with the top of the window frame? And if it doesn't can you please measure the delta between the straight edge and the window frame and let me know what it is? Thanks.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:27 AM   #16
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Rodre,
Can't help you since my Trillium is still in storage. Something you might want to check is if there is a curve on the back side of the porch light. IIRC there was one on the light I put on the boler. I raised it up and down till the curve matched just right. Placement between the window and door was by the esthetic eye of Carol Ann.
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yes the top of the porch light aligns with the top edge of the metal frame of the window beside it.
on mine anyway.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:35 PM   #18
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It appears it does line up. You can see in this pic the shadow/outline of the original light before it was replaced with a different light by a PO.

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Old 04-29-2013, 12:43 PM   #19
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Spanke, Is your door window painted? And I can now clearly see that your trailer was green on the outside at one time.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:02 PM   #20
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It is painted, but that is one of those new-fangled "plywood" windows.

Still contemplating either getting it reglazed with new glass or lexan or buying new. Would have to be custom sized "$$$" if new. Still searching for a good used one, the frame is pretty abused.

I have a thread started about it with pics: Trillium door window glass fix

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Old 06-23-2013, 08:27 PM   #21
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I am getting back to this yet again. Does anyone who lives in the lower mainland have a later model 1300 with a factory installed porch lamp I can take a look at? I am thinking to install one that has the switch on the inside of the trailer and wouldn't mind taking a look at the whole setup for reference.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:40 AM   #22
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My 1977 1300

Here is how it is on mt 1977 1300. I added the straight edge for reference.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:50 PM   #23
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Here's another outside view from the Gallery. Thanks to whoever posted this pic, I forgot to right their name down.

Looks original to me. But I could be wrong!

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I'll be darned! So the top of the light does line up with the top of the window frame! This makes sense as it would make sense esthetically. Thanks guys! This gives me a lot to go on.
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David, can you please tell me how many inches or mm the right side of the porch light from the edge of the door frame? Also, upon reexamination of the straight edge from the window to the top of the porch light it appears that the porch light is a touch higher. Can you confirm or deny this? Thanks.
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Also, upon reexamination of the straight edge from the window to the top of the porch light it appears that the porch light is a touch higher. Can you confirm or deny this? Thanks.

Seriously?
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:12 PM   #27
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Yeah, that way when I sell my trillium I can tell the unsuspecting buyer that it was factory installed :-|
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I will measure the distance to the door tonight, but the board in my picture is sitting on the top of the window frame, and the light. I see the apparent gap between the board and the top edge of the window nearest the light. I will take the same picture again, but my memory of the event was that it was nearly exactly the same height.
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