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Old 12-10-2002, 11:45 AM   #21
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Consider using the two light fixtures that you removed----Power them from one of Charles' jumpits. One suggestion install one in a location that you could reach from bed at night and the other in a storage compartment. (or anywhere you want light and not powered from the TT battery).
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Ross
Ross,

That's a good idea, powering my lights from Charles' Jump-its. :banana

I have a Casita, which has lights I can reach from bed and which has no storage compartments (well, there is one, but it's tiny). :chin



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Old 12-10-2002, 11:58 AM   #22
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Hey, M & M ... please make me one of these 9-volt lights, ok? It would come in handy as a little dry camping light for moving around inside the trailer.

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Here's how the guy said he made it:

It does indeed use two 5mm, 20 degree Cree (or nichia depending on how cheap I can find them) LEDs wired in series with a 47 ohm resister inside the battery snap. The math tells me I'm driving these LEDs at almost twice their max rated current but I'm counting on people breaking them or losing them long before the LED's toast. All of the voids inside the battery snap and the light head are filled with hot melt glue to offer some resistance to friction and water damage. The wire is tough, nylon coated, 24 gauge solid, 2 conductor intercom wire available at Radio Shack for about 10 cents a foot. The heavy duty battery snaps can also be found at Radio Shack for 40 cents a copy. They are designed to be quite durable
Charles, try one of these. :jump-r

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3df62b1b19301LEDlight.jpg/>

Hey, I just noticed two of those LEDs don't light. Time to get out the Logic Analyzer and the Time Domain Reflectometer. :censor



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Old 12-11-2002, 10:02 AM   #23
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Got flashlights

Morgan, I already have some LED flashlights ....

What I want is a couple of LEDs attached to a small piece of wire, with a snap cap to a 9-volt. Better yet would be a couple of LEDs attached to a little case containing a couple or 4 AA batteries (because they are cheaper).

Easy, simple, quick LED lighting.

I have a little solar powered single LED "solar candle" thingie ... but often the sun doesn't shine.

Come on! I know you can do it (and is beyond my capability!)! Go to Radio Shack and start playing!

PS Nice pix of that rare snow/ice storm in Phoenix!



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Old 12-11-2002, 12:01 PM   #24
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Morgan, I already have some LED flashlights ....

... Better yet would be a couple of LEDs attached to a little case containing a couple or 4 AA batteries (because they are cheaper).
Charles,

That sounds a lot like my flashlight; "a couple of LEDs attached to a little case containing a couple or 4 AA batteries."

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That recipe your friend gave you has a problem. Never use solid wire when it is subject to flexing. Use stranded wire instead.



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Old 12-11-2002, 12:06 PM   #25
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I plan to use one of the light fixtures I removed in the okie box (cap) on my pickup. The other is available, cheap.

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Old 12-11-2002, 06:12 PM   #26
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One country but at least four words in primary language for the same thing:

Okie Box
Cap
Topper
Canopy

Pete and Rats

PS Yesterday, a woman pulled up outside a store in her little pickup truck as I was walking out into the rain. I noticed that she had a full-sized topper on her short-bed truck, so it was overhanging the tailgate by almost a foot. I told her it would be best not to park there; she replied she was only going to pick up a load right inside the door. I said that wasn't what I meant -- I told her I was afraid her truck would shrink some more and the topper might fall off -- It's nice to see people laugh! :)

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Old 12-11-2002, 06:30 PM   #27
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One country but at least four words in primary language for the same thing:

Okie Box
Cap
Topper
Canopy

Pete and Rats

PS Yesterday, a woman pulled up outside a store in her little pickup truck as I was walking out into the rain. I noticed that she had a full-sized topper on her short-bed truck, so it was overhanging the tailgate by almost a foot. I told her it would be best not to park there; she replied she was only going to pick up a load right inside the door. I said that wasn't what I meant -- I told her I was afraid her truck would shrink some more and the topper might fall off -- It's nice to see people laugh! :)

Pete and Rats
You forgot "camper shell."

Good one, Pete, did the rat ladies put you up to that? ;)



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Old 12-11-2002, 08:21 PM   #28
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night lighting

quote: ... Better yet would be a couple of LEDs attached to a little case containing a couple or 4 AA batteries (because they are cheaper).

I purchased a small folding LED light at Wal Mart that uses 4AA batteries and can be switched between 1 or 2 lights. It measures 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/4. It provides adequate light to get around in the Casita but certainly wouldn’t provide lighting for reading. It is made for Energizer (in China of course) and is call Energizer Folding LED Lantern. Cost is about $8.50 or so.



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Old 12-12-2002, 12:54 PM   #29
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Thanks for the tip Alan!

Thanks for the tip Alan! I'm headed into town tomorrow and will check out my local Walmart.

Morgan, I still want you to make me something!



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Old 12-12-2002, 01:06 PM   #30
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Morgan, I still want you to make me something!
I can make you a raving maniac, it only took a few years for my wife.

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Old 12-12-2002, 01:09 PM   #31
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Morgan, I still want you to make me something!
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Charles, Morgan is good, but he's not *that* good! Besides, I think that comes under Pam's area of responsibility now that your parents have apparently failed ;)

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Old 12-12-2002, 01:20 PM   #32
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Make me something

>>make me something

Yeah, Pete, make me, like, travel fulltime ...

Or make me tall, intelligent and handsome ...

Maybe make me a new trailer!

Ok, ok, poor choice of words. I would appreciate it if Morgan could fuse a couple LEDs on the end of a wire, onto which I can attach a couple of batteries ....

Naw, Pete, you're right.

Morgan, I want you to make me irresistible ... forget the LED stuff!



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Old 12-12-2002, 01:29 PM   #33
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Morgan, I still want you to make me something!
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Charles, Morgan is good, but he's not *that* good! Besides, I think that comes under Pam's area of responsibility now that your parents have apparently failed ;)

Pete and Rats
Pete,

I think it's an engineering problem and Pam's a teacher. However, an engineer can't start a design without a Requirements Specification. Requirements Specifications are done by committees. Will you head the requirements committee and define just what is needed to "make [Charles] something?" Try to have a first draft on my desk by the end of May. :chased

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Old 12-12-2002, 01:33 PM   #34
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Morgan, I want you to make me irresistible ... forget the LED stuff!
Charles,

You're already irresistable. You need a publicist to let the world know. ;)

Maybe we need a poll; who finds Charles irresistable, resistable, irreverent, irrelevant or just lots of fun.

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Old 12-12-2002, 01:36 PM   #35
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Morgan, I can't participate in this poll...

I would have to check every one of the durned options, and the poll doesn't permit this!



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Old 12-12-2002, 01:46 PM   #36
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Sorry, this thread is meandering.

I should have looked at the header before I responded. (Above)

This thread is about the great fluorescent lights that Morgan has installed in his TT and that the rest of us envy and plan to install.

Back to being ''topical.'' I know, I'm one of the worst offenders, but will try not to do that again. (I still think the guy's ok though.)

Topical! Topical! Topical! (We never have problems with ''tasteful,'' but we do with ''topical,'' huh?)



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Old 12-12-2002, 05:26 PM   #37
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Topical! Topical! Topical! (We never have problems with ''tasteful,'' but we do with ''topical,'' huh?)
You are right, George, mea culpa. :wak

We do tend to diverge. :chatter

If you [b]do install flourescent lights like mine, I recommend the same brand and model as I bought. They have a magic ballast that saves tubes and makes them last and last and ... :cblob it says here.



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Old 12-16-2002, 06:51 AM   #38
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The next thing I'll try is to remove one tube from each fixture. If it will run like that, it should use maybe 9 or 10 watts. I'll let you know if it works and if it produces sufficient light.

:sunny
Well, I tried removing one tube. The light wouldn't light, so I guess I have to live with it as is. Too much light is better than not enough. :o



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Old 12-16-2002, 10:21 AM   #39
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one vs two

Just turn on one lamp, not two.

It's a math thing. two lamps with two bulbs = 4
4/2 = 2 bulbs
one lamps = 2 blulbs
see that's the same answer. :)
If you need any more help Morgan, just give me a call.



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Old 12-16-2002, 10:30 AM   #40
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Just turn on one lamp, not two.

It's a math thing. two lamps with two bulbs = 4
4/2 = 2 bulbs
one lamps = 2 blulbs
see that's the same answer. :)
If you need any more help Morgan, just give me a call.
Boy ,JJ, that's why we pay you the big bucks; you cut to the heart of the problem. :jump

I was looking for an engineering solution and it was an operator problem. :bh



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