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Old 08-31-2014, 10:43 AM   #11
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I replaced only the incandescent bulbs that were used frequently and for long periods with LED. I have cool white over the sink and warm white for reading.
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Old 08-31-2014, 10:45 AM   #12
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In reference to the new LED fixtures, could someone please comment on whether there is some advantage to installing these versus retrofitting the "older" incandescent fixtures with LED bulbs.
Cost. When you retro-fit all you have to do is buy some bulbs. Easy enough to do yourself.
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Old 08-31-2014, 02:26 PM   #13
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In reference to the new LED fixtures, could someone please comment on whether there is some advantage to installing these versus retrofitting the "older" incandescent fixtures with LED bulbs.
The fixtures that I have tried which are designed for an LED array provide a better light pattern than outwardly interchangeable fixtures with bulb-replacement units in them.

If starting from scratch, I wouldn't use either type of traditionally shaped fixtures in under-cabinet locations; instead I would use LED strips (which have been discussed in this forum before).
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:35 PM   #14
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I checked out new light fixtures while at the factory and chose to go that route because 1. they have a cleaner look-not so deep, more flush, and a larger clear area for light to show through and 2. it was only $25 per fixture and that included the new bulb. Also the new bulbs that fit in them are a thin plate with multiple small leds that are brighter and scatter light better. Thank you for the advice on the rivets for the screen room, and will definitely ask Reace if they can put in the shut off valve.
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Old 08-31-2014, 03:41 PM   #15
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I know amirie, one could go crazy with all great ideas that come up here with all of these creative people! Thank you for the offer re:screen room, but I think we probably wouldn't use it very often either Great idea for re-checking window caulking Rossue, I will ask Reace to do that.
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Old 08-31-2014, 04:25 PM   #16
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Of all the suggestions you receive, I think the one you need to pay attention to the most... is what your thoughts tell you about what YOU need. Remember your past, surely. But, it's not about where you've been, but where you want to go in the future.

I've been an all molded towable owner for 12 years. In all that time, I've always been hooked up. I know that's not going to appreciably change for the next several years, but when I retire... ALL BETS ARE OFF. That's why I went with all things that had to do with "wiring" during my build. All that stuff typically runs under the vinyl (yes I know folks 'fish,") but, I didn't want to deal with any of that stuff. As usual... YMMV
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Old 08-31-2014, 05:13 PM   #17
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Donna, great advice!
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It's a basic 17B I think with outdoor shower. We bought it second hand so don't know what features were standard then, or what would be considered options. I forgot to mention that Reace is also converting the bi-fold screen door into the pullout one. I was wondering if anyone thought it would be worth getting the toilet shut off valve installed that I've seen mentioned on this forum.
Whether you have Reace do it or do it yourself, a toilet shut-off valve is highly recommended! It can be a real lifesaver if something goes awry with your toilet valve or plumbing. We put ours in ourselves - it's not difficult. We had a toilet valve spring a leak and having the shut-off valve allowed us to continue to use the trailer with water and flush using water from a jug. We had the luxury of doing the repair when it was more convenient. There is no downside to this easy, low cost mod.
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Whether you have Reace do it or do it yourself, a toilet shut-off valve is highly recommended! It can be a real lifesaver if something goes awry with your toilet valve or plumbing. We put ours in ourselves - it's not difficult. We had a toilet valve spring a leak and having the shut-off valve allowed us to continue to use the trailer with water and flush using water from a jug. We had the luxury of doing the repair when it was more convenient. There is no downside to this easy, low cost mod.
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