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Old 10-27-2013, 10:40 PM   #21
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My back was to the wall. The window shade plastic spool thing would not let me sit up comfortably in bed to read. I tried using pillows. Not good enough.

Built this corner shelf thing as a shield to protect my back from being dug into, and to serve as corner shelf space for eyeglasses, the radio, pencils, pads, magazines. It is held firmly in place on the right side with them screws behind the brown buttons. On the left side I unscrewed the spool thing and made a bracket with a piece of aluminum right angle. No un-necessary hole drilling. Completely reversible. Oh, the red colored wood? Red cedar scraps left from another project. Nice, touch, huh? Expecting shelf to last long after that red fades to brown.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:03 PM   #22
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I installed several "night time easy on eye" red lights in my 19 with a microswitch to turn on/off plus a step light for those night time walks.
Jim, what was your source for the red LED's and micro switches?
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:39 PM   #23
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I get most of my items from http://www.superbrightleds.com
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:57 PM   #24
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Tammy confirmed the cabinet door above the microwave is too small for the standard piston door brace installed on every other door up around the ceiling. On the 13 day trip home this cab door was almost the most used one. Something had to be done. Found this lid brace in my junk-to-good-to-dump bin.
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:20 PM   #25
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I love those junk-too-good-to-dump collections. Sometimes I can look for hours for that one special screw or nut. Interesting hinge, looks old, like off a drop leaf desk or table?
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:29 PM   #26
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I should have buffed it up. Exactly right, Jim... could be for a drop leaf, or a small chest. It locks up in the open position, and the very slim profile is ideal.
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Here is the link for those less, I got them from Amazon, not Superbrightleds I mentioned in post#23
Amazon.com: Qty 10- LED Lights- 5mm pre wired 12 volt leds- 12V Red: Automotive
you will also need these
http://www.amazon.com/C-LEDS-Black-P...pd_sbs_auto_56
the mini toggle you can get at Radio Shack or pick you own at Amazon.
http://www.radioshack.com/search/ind...le+switch&sr=1
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Thanks, Jim. Those strategically placed LED's you did do interest me. Speaking of lights I opened the hatch above the emergency escape window expecting to see wires I could tap into for adding another light in that corner above the new magazine rack. Saw the bundled wires tight up in the right corner - 2 black and white very heavy gauge wires and two wires, black and red, maybe 14 gauge. Any idea what these wires serve?
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You have tail and marker lights in the back, that is what those wires are for.
The wires for the lights should be in the chase between the bottom lower inside of the cabinet the bottom is hollow. You can pull down the light, tap into the source and then fish a wire inside to the corner and then mount a another light there.
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Ah, got it. Thanks.

When we forgot to tighten up the dinette table locking knob the knob ended up on the floor, unscrewing itself in transit. Tried this simple solution for the issue of the traveling sliding table. Adding the acorn nut should eliminate the unscrewing. I also replaced that threaded insert with a different style insert, Three different styles are seen here. Escape’s threaded insert pushed out too easily. If this shortcut fails, may go for the latch thing.
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