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Old 03-12-2013, 05:57 PM   #15
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I've got about 10 of the bulbs at the very top of this thread.

I'm looking to sell them below cost.

I've purchased some new light fixtures that have integrated LEDs in them. I used these bulbs in the old trill interior light fixture (also for sale), and the exterior fixture. The bulbs are brighter than the original incandescents, and have much lower current draw.

Color "quality" is very white -- but not blue.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:13 PM   #16
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You're doing fine, Sharon. Glad to hear you got your trailer home. I doubt you've made a mistake on the bulbs so long as they provide illumination and cut down battery drain.

I myself have not made many mistakes . . . while sleeping. Very few of us can claim to have made all the right choices about things of which we have no experience. If you don't get exactly what you want first time, don't regret the couple dollars thrown to get in the game.

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Old 03-12-2013, 06:47 PM   #17
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Ugh - ok, what is it I use to hold the new cap on? Just snap it on? I thought they had to be reinforced with some kind of glue? No?

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LOL dont let Donna catch you using the "S" word!

New words to replace the "s" word that you will need to learn are "Butyl tape".

Nothing needed to put a new cap on but the cap itself, assuming you didnt snap the plastic holder it goes onto. If that happened they you will be getting your first lesson in rivet replacement The cap just snaps on. If you have a Home Depot or other home improvement store near you they will probable have a cap that fits. But ordering a set of caps, holders & rivets to keep on hand is not a bad idea as they will give you all the right sizes.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:48 PM   #18
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Sharon, I have no experience with rivet caps, but I do know this. Silicone will fail, three years seems to be the best you can expect out of it in an RV application. The problem is that when it does fail, then it is very difficult to remove the residue, and nothing else will stick to where the silicone was applied.
Others will chime in with what they have used in your application.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:06 PM   #19
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Anyway, I only got 4 interior ones, and will likely need more (2 more or so), plus I need to get the exterior changed over as well.
Sharon
Well you could always do what I did and put the ones you purchased in areas where you dont need as high a light level as you will want in areas that you read . I put the first set I purchased which didnt have a high enough of a luminus rating (look for 300 or up) for reading in the bathroom and up near the front bunk area where I dont normally read.

What are you planning to replace on the outside? The only LED's I have outside is the small Side Porch light and I replaced the full tail light fixture to fully enclosed LED types. Tried using LED taillight replacement bulbs in them but was disappointed with them as they were no where near as bright as I had hoped. But I had the old wedding cake style lights that didn't give off much light at the best of times and no one could even see the brake lights or turn signal on if the sun was shining on them. Your trailer is pretty new so I would think what is on there now is probable good/safe enough for the time being.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:09 PM   #20
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Thanks all. Well, I went to Scamp store and did by some caps, rivets, washers -- not a ton of each, but some. Also I did a Google search and 3M is the preferred glue for fiberglass/marine stuff. So I got a little tube for any future stuff since I won't need it (ala Carol) for popping a cap back on.

Onward and upward, or whatever!

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Old 03-12-2013, 07:11 PM   #21
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Sharon, yes I have the 1141 and 1003 led bulb replacements, and they work just fine in the socket. Have little power draw, and the price has dropped drastically.
I bought locally, "Lumi RV" Led replacements for the exterior acorn light and inside lights. These are replacement bulbs and the fixtures do not have to be Led fixtures.
*Note* If they do not work, then the wiring is backwards. Ask me how I know....
My costs was less than $10.00.
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........Onward and upward, or whatever!

Sharon
Good job! We won't mention the "S" incident to Donna, our adhesives regulator.
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I myself have not made many mistakes . . . while sleeping.
LOL I have a Rubbermaid box in the garage full of items that I thought were a good idea for the trailer at the time of purchase, but have never been used in or on it.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:16 PM   #24
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Shhhh, I'm already broke. Carol, when does this become fun? LOL
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Well, seeing as I'm an S (Sharon) person, I'll remember the dark side of S is NO SILICONE. Long live the S.
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Shhhh, I'm already broke. Carol, when does this become fun? LOL
I know when I first got my trailer I went and bought a bunch of things thinking I had to have them or with ideas on how I was going to store things in the trailer. Most of those ideas got changed around a lot after I did my first long trip in the trailer - especially how and where I was going to store things inside & what I really needed to have with me. Now I dont buy anything for the trailer unless I am willing to take something else out.

My advise is to just slow it down a little. You have a pretty new trailer so it shouldn't really need to change/replace much right this minute, assuming the battery and tires are still good and you have had the brakes and wheel bearings checked over and serviced. Get a water hose, pressure regulator. some leveling blocks and an extension cord and fill up the propane tank and go have some fun camping in it. If you can get out to a fiberglass trailer meet and take a look at how other people have set up their trailers and what they are using or not using that will help you a lot in deciding what you have to have or dont have to have. You will meet at those meets a number of people that spend a large number of days on the road with their trailers each year so they have it pretty well mastered it as far as what to bring and not to bring. Or what items/brands have stood the test of use and time, along with great tips on how to do things/fix things the easy/right way the first time

Funny enough if I am going out on the road for 3 or more weeks I take far less stuff with me now than I do when only heading out for a 3 or 4 day trip.

Just get out and have fun with it - it does not and will never be perfect the first trip out regardless!
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:44 PM   #27
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Hi Sharon,

We have lights like yours and for our 13 they are very right in my opinion. I want a visor when sitting at the dinette as it is too bright for me.

Looking at a friend's new Scamp I noticed they had a new lamp which had a different type of bulb used. I don't know when Scamp made the change. I assume you took the bulb out and saw that it is the bayonet style. Maybe the change was in 2012?

Lighting must be like beds. everyone is different.

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T-10 appears to have taken over from bayonet sockets inside and out at least in aftermarket. Bargman offerings are a case in point.

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