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Old 06-09-2014, 01:12 AM   #29
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Dave - ditto here.

Retired engineer - that's part of the psyche. If it ain't broke it just doesn't have enough features!

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Old 06-09-2014, 01:44 AM   #30
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The problem with home fixtures is that they don't have on/off switches built in. You're supposed to use the light switch on the wall, and I'm guessing your trailer isn't wired that way.

Couldn't I wire a simple in-line switch?
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:39 AM   #31
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Glamping ...Defined?

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Ok...I'll bite: What exactly IS "glamping".
I guess everyone has their own definition of the word, ranging from hard core to foo-foo, here's Google's definition in pics:

https://www.google.com/search?q=glam...w=1280&bih=846

IMHO: I think this is a bit over what most of us are doing to enjoy our travels, but to each their own.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:52 AM   #32
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Couldn't I wire a simple in-line switch?
Yeah, but running the wires from the switch to the light fixture might be a pain. I suppose you could mount the switch directly on the light fixture, but that might ruin the aesthetics. Getting a light with an integrated switch would give you the cleanest install, in my opinion.
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:39 AM   #33
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Thanks to all for the various interpretations on what "Glamping" is. I get it. I prefer being inside my Egg over a tent on the ground now (especially in rain or bear country) and appreciate the minimalist features it has.
I had no idea there was a Glamping website with stylish safaris, expeditions, etc available.
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:46 AM   #34
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I'm in the "camp" that thinks glamping is mostly about style not the functionality of equipment or amenities. Having a bed is not glamping, having a bed with ruffled bed spread, matching throw pillows and stuffed animal collection all lit by custom accent lighting... well you are certainly getting there. If the throw rugs coordinate and bring it all together with the kitchen décor... congratulations you have arrived. If the whole thing goes with the theme of the outdoor decorations you may be a force to be reckoned with in the glamping community.

There can certainly be other legitimate views on what constitutes camping vs. glamping. I'm just not sure that having an RV with a toilet and bed makes it all the way to glamor camping. But it beats sleeping in a slit trench in the snow. TV or microwave lack glamor and are just convenience items in my book.

Noticed in the Google images from Bobs link did not see one folding aluminum mess kit or battered coffee pot sitting on Coleman stove so I guess I flunk the Google test as a glamper. Wife will be bummed to hear that.

Back on the lights, lights are functional items sometimes that function is decorative and sometimes it is functional. Accent or mood lighting vs. reading light. Sometimes the light is both. Such as under cabinet lighting in a kitchen with a dimmer which both provides accent and strong light on counter for kitchen tasks.

I would start with what do you want the light for functionally and design around that requirement to provide the style you want.
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I would start with what do you want the light for functionally and design around that requirement to provide the style you want.
That, sir, is why neither you, nor I, are considered a glamper.
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I guess I fail as a glamper as well! The 2 burner coleman green stove and coffee percolator brewing outside with with matching can of "OFF" next to it is camping and is about as color coordinating as we get.

BTW I just love how these posts just "jump right off the tracks " sometimes!
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That, sir, is why neither you, nor I, are considered a glamper.
Sad to say I think you nailed it. Our dreams of glamping but a mist that fails before the burning sun of our practical nature.

Heck I'm pretty sure some of the lights in our house serve no function except to show of the lampshade. I assure you that was not my doing.
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Yeah, but running the wires from the switch to the light fixture might be a pain. I suppose you could mount the switch directly on the light fixture, but that might ruin the aesthetics. Getting a light with an integrated switch would give you the cleanest install, in my opinion.
You have to run wires to the light fixture anyway, running one of those wires through a switch is not that much extra hassle. Getting a good looking 12 volt switch, then mounting it would be most of the hassle.

Separate switch does offer the advantage of putting switch in optimum location and might allow using a fixture or series of fixtures without a built in switch.

I agree it would be less work to have switch integrated, just don't shy away from separate switch if you can find what you want.
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I have used typical residential fixtures in an RV. Buy ones that use a medium base bulb. Purchase 12vdc medium base CFL lamps. It works very well and opens up the options available. The 12vdc CFLs are very bright and the energy efficiency is nearly the same as LED.

You should be able to purchase the medium base 12vdc CFL lamps at most RV dealers or online.

You may also find some interesting possibilities in the landscape lighting section of your favorite big box store. Not the solar powered lights but the ones that work from a transformer. The transformer puts out 12vdc. Buy the individual fixtures rather than a kit and wire them directly into your system.
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Camping World has a fair selection of more "modern" or "contemporary" Lighting styles. http://www.campingworld.com/search/i...y&Nty=1&Ntpc=1
Not spectacular but cheaper than the yacht store.

While this "glamper" would love to see some Arteluce, or Poulson, or George Nelson styled stuff, I'll take what i can find. Anything is better than those plastic faux wood finish things in the scamp.
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