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Old 01-01-2020, 07:53 AM   #601
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I was allowed to work on trailer mods again so I got the TV swing arm installed. That corner of the closet feels like it has more than the usual 1 x 2 framing. Pretty solid but that's a good thing when attaching something an arm holding a TV. I through bolted it rather than use the supplied screws.

I was going to extend the arm but I can see it OK from "my" side of the dinette. I'd only be watching TV from that location if the news was on at supper time.

Still have to figure out which unidirectional antenna to get. The number of conflicting and contradictory reviews is making my brain numb.

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Old 01-01-2020, 08:14 AM   #602
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What did you do for your Escape today?

Hi: All... Started to re stock the pantry for our annual "Escape the cold" trip. Hope it's OK with the Dr Eh? "You are what you eat"!!! Alf
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Old 01-01-2020, 08:25 AM   #603
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Hi: All... Started to re stock the pantry for our annual "Escape the cold" trip. Hope it's OK with the Dr Eh? "You are what you eat"!!! Alf
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Old 01-01-2020, 11:48 AM   #604
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Hi: Ron in BC... Great shot of you coming out of the closet too!!! Alf
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I thought someone would make that comment, what took you so long?

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Old 01-01-2020, 12:14 PM   #605
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I thought someone would make that comment, what took you so long?

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Hi: Ron in BC... Just got vertical. Having issues with my vision woo... too... ooh... Alf
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Old 01-01-2020, 12:27 PM   #606
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Forty creek was named for what it will do to 20-20. Too much and you’ll be up a creek. And then there’s the vision improvement promised by See der ridge?
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Old 01-05-2020, 03:55 PM   #607
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installed new warm white LEDs in the 'captains reading lights', as I always hated how cold blue and too bright they are....

new lamp on right, original on left, for comparision.



I used these MR11 reflector lamps. in Warm White, which are a size smaller than the stock MR16 lamps but fit right in. The only MR16 lamps I found were too high lumen for me.
https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...ens/3469/7265/

an alternative is this bulb,
https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...ens/2842/4846/

which is brighter and has a narrower beam spread, results here... (240 lumen on left, 100 lumen wider beam on right).... note the camera auto white balanced, and this is more what they look like when you're in the trailer without brighter cool-white lamps on.

Ordered 4 and was surprised how fast they got here 1st Class mail from MO. Huge improvement over the too white & bright stock bulbs. Thanks!
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Old 01-06-2020, 03:40 PM   #608
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installed new warm white LEDs in the 'captains reading lights', as I always hated how cold blue and too bright they are....

new lamp on right, original on left, for comparision.



I used these MR11 reflector lamps. in Warm White, which are a size smaller than the stock MR16 lamps but fit right in. The only MR16 lamps I found were too high lumen for me.
https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...ens/3469/7265/
It looks like you can get these MR11s in red? What lighting mods do your make to the inside of your 21 when you are at a star party or simply set up somewhere?
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Old 01-06-2020, 03:59 PM   #609
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It looks like you can get these MR11s in red? What lighting mods do your make to the inside of your 21 when you are at a star party or simply set up somewhere?
I have an amber low lumen LED in one half of the ceiling fixture thats controlled by the door switch, I tried red but it was just too annoying.

I also use amber LED 'candles' as night lights in the trailer, this is the most effective.

this doesn't do it justice, but for a cell phone pic taken in near total darkness it will have to do...



its dim enough that I can go into the trailer, then step back out under a totally dark night sky and not have any impact on my night vision as long as I avoid looking directly at one of the candles.
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That looks very bright, to me. My red led's along the floor are hardly noticeable unless you look down
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Is that a deceased rodent in the bottom image?
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:00 PM   #612
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That looks very bright, to me. My red led's along the floor are hardly noticeable unless you look down
the camera autoexposes .... its very dim, and i find the dim amber, its easier to see things than dim red. I carry a dimmable red flashlight around my neck at all times at a star party... one of these... https://www.amazon.com/Orion-5756-Du.../dp/B0069VYH4O
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:05 PM   #613
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I have an amber low lumen LED in one half of the ceiling fixture thats controlled by the door switch, I tried red but it was just too annoying.
Could I trouble you with a source for the ceiling fixture lights? In amber.



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its dim enough that I can go into the trailer, then step back out under a totally dark night sky and not have any impact on my night vision as long as I avoid looking directly at one of the candles.
If there only was a way of installing a dimmer switch which would work with those overhead LEDs.

That's the main thing. The older I get the longer it takes to get dark adapted.
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:28 PM   #614
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Could I trouble you with a source for the ceiling fixture lights? In amber.
I believe this is the one I ended up using (I bought a couple different ones to try)
https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...t-car/198/862/

it in fact does fit in the existing wedge base, albeit a bit tightly. its been in there for a year plus and 1000s of miles including some really rough roads, so it seems to stay put.



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the LED candles I use are like these,
https://www.amazon.com/Youngerbaby-F.../dp/B00SY6M1KY

they run about 120 hours on a single CR2032, which I buy in bulk from www.digikey.com
(NEVER buy batteries from Amazon or ebay, I've gotten more bad ones than good).
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Thanks John. I got a lot to go with here.
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ok, here's the innards with the overhead light on, both white and amber.



here's a shot of just the amber. I intentionally locked the exposure to the first pic.



here's another with 'night vision' but the exposure turned down. this is kinda what it looks like when you're dark adjusted.
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the LED candles I use are like these,
https://www.amazon.com/Youngerbaby-F.../dp/B00SY6M1KY

they run about 120 hours on a single CR2032, which I buy in bulk from www.digikey.com
(NEVER buy batteries from Amazon or ebay, I've gotten more bad ones than good).
John have had good luck IKEA fo the CR 2032 . About 8 on a card for less then 3.00 . Pat
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John have had good luck IKEA fo the CR 2032 . About 8 on a card for less then 3.00 . Pat
good to know. but there's no Ikea anywheres near me, probably have to drive to Silicon Valley to find one. Anyways, I bought like 100 Panasonic CR2032's bulk pack (plastic trays of 25 each)... They have a 10 year shelf life.

side note, heh... you can jam a cr2032 in most things that call for cr2024's the one is 3.2mm thick, the other is 2.4mm thick, and 0.8mm ain't hardly much of nothing. the only thing is, once you've used a 2032, you should continue to use them, because the spring contacts might have gotten a bit more mashed.
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Currently still messing with various pesky LEDs as all-night lights. So far, just this...
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