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Old 05-11-2012, 08:24 PM   #11
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Re: A little advice....

Here is what we did for under the bed lighting for our 19 Escape. Reace installed a 12 volt outlet and switch just inside the left side door that accesses the under bed storage area. My son used 12 volt rope lighting and fastened it to the bed support. It really lights up the area. Here is a picture of the lights - sorry it's not the best quality.

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Old 05-11-2012, 10:21 PM   #12
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Re: A little advice....



The LED lights that Escape uses now are excellent. I had the old ones as in the enclosed picture in my old trailer and the ones that they install now are far better. The light count might be different now as the trailers come with ceiling lighting as well as under cabinet.

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It's worth keeping in mind that everything electronic had been improving and becoming cheaper, month by month. I paid $800 for a 32-inch LCD TV that you can buy for $200 or less today. LED technology has been improving in leaps.

So, there are two choices. Buy what is currently available, or sit in the dark. Or, in my case, light a candle which provides both light and heat.

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Old 05-11-2012, 10:56 PM   #13
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Re: A little advice....

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Here is what we did for under the bed lighting for our 19 Escape. Reace installed a 12 volt outlet and switch just inside the left side door that accesses the under bed storage area. My son used 12 volt rope lighting and fastened it to the bed support. It really lights up the area. Here is a picture of the lights - sorry it's not the best quality.

Rick

That really looks nice, I'm sure I can find some 12v wires down there and tap into one.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:12 AM   #14
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Or, in my case, light a candle which provides both light and heat.

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Old 05-12-2012, 12:27 PM   #15
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Re: A little advice....

I think this stuff would be really great for dark areas: http://beetlefreak.com/casitalights.html, I like the idea you can buy it by the foot and there's a magnetic door switch. Open the door, the light comes on

Reminds me of my refrigerator
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:21 PM   #16
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Re: A little advice....

A couple of suggestions, although they may be standard on the 19' (I've got a 2011 17&#39

The Marinco inlet for the power cord
Exterior Storage Door to the under seat storage area

If you are handy enough to add your own 12V (or 120v for that matter) it might be worth waiting until you have used the trailer for awhile before installing them, at least for those within easy runs to the converter. I did that with some additional 12V outlets since I found it easier to plug into ones mounted at the top of cabinets easier than those near the floor, and with the clothing hooks (used 3M stick on hooks until I decided where I wanted permanent ones).I have a page showing some of my modifications & additions at http://lakeshoreimages.com/trailer.html
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:58 PM   #17
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Re: A little advice....

I must be blind, Donna. I can't find a place to buy anything if I wanted to. I am not sure about the magnetic switches, as the lights would come on whether you needed them or not. One would just have to make certain that the doors were always closed, or just use a toggle switch.

I definitely plan to do this. When I saw Jon had done this, we really liked the idea. I just have to get to it is all.

Jon, where did you buy your stuff again?
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:08 PM   #18
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Re: A little advice....

Do you suppose one of those free LED flashlights from Harbor Freight would work if kept in the fridge? I was thinking about trying that.
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Re: A little advice....

I can tell you that it does, at least until it gets wet! Only problem I have with the Harbor Flashlights is I end up with a bunch in one compartment & none in the one I need to see in. I added strip lights, with a switch. I like to sometimes leave the cabinet doors open to equalize temperatures, particularly in hot or cold weather. With magnetic switches they would be on while I'm trying to sleep. I do have a magnetic switch on the strip I added to the refrigerator...
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:03 PM   #20
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How about a battery operated motion senor light, only comes on when you need it,

http://www.fiberglasstraveltrailersr...ts-FTT2013.htm
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