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Old 08-28-2018, 03:32 PM   #1
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Light height over storage box

Finalizing build sheet. Having LED light installed above storage box. If light is centered above belly band will it be high enough to see into open storage box?

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Old 08-28-2018, 03:54 PM   #2
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Light height

Here’s a picture I took of a 19 on its way to delivery August 17, 2017 It shows where their light was mounted which looked about perfect to me. I saw the trailer later at Niagara Falls in September and it still looked to be at about the right height. Wish I had one, would be handy and I’d probably use it more than the one on the drivers side. That’s not a black and white photo, it was that Smokey in Columbus Montana that day.
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Old 08-28-2018, 04:14 PM   #3
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We are finalizing our build sheet today, and now I think I need one too!! It looks like it would be great for late night hitching, rummaging through the storage bin, or propane check/change.
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some owners have mounted the front light up high and some at the belly band. The higher one will illuminate a broader area whereas the lower one will help with hitching up. The lid of the box will block some light when open. The good news, with the batteries located inside the box, it is very easy to mount a light inside the box, on a switch to illuminate the inside. I did that as well as mounted addition bullet lights on the box bottom that illuminated where the stabilizers would be to help during those night time hook ups.See here for info Prairie Schooner modifications
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Old 08-28-2018, 08:32 PM   #5
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Finalizing build sheet. Having LED light installed above storage box. If light is centered above belly band will it be high enough to see into open storage box?

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I just checked our 21, Jim. Our front light is about 2-3 inches above the belly band. When the lid is ‘open’ the light is 6-8 inches above the lid. There would be no interference and fully illuminate the box and any hitching duties

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Good to know, my memory will be refreshed soon enough....
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During my 19's build, I had ETI add a light over the storage box at the same location shown on Iowa Dave's photo. That was about 5 years ago and I don't think that I have used that light yet. But I am positive that it will come in handy some day!
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Finalizing build sheet. Having LED light installed above storage box. If light is centered above belly band will it be high enough to see into open storage box?

Thanks! - Jim A
I don’t even have a box as my trailer is a 5.0 TA. Now if I had a box I think what I would like is a light built into the the lid. If ETI couldn’t do it think I would when I got it.😎
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Seems like Cpaharley already done that. Not trying to be redundant,just a little slow😎
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I just checked our 21, Jim. Our front light is about 2-3 inches above the belly band. When the lid is ‘open’ the light is 6-8 inches above the lid. There would be no interference and fully illuminate the box and any hitching duties

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Does this light have its own switch or is it on the same circuit with the porch and other exterior lights? Thanks.
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