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Old 09-16-2013, 09:47 PM   #15
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I got the light in the awning to light, it is basically useless, troughs next to no light, if the whole awning roller was full then you would have something.

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The air shock in the door was missing, tried to find one in the local auto parts store, that did not work out.



Called and ordered one from Fleetwood.
Price was not bad.
101143 STRUT, GAS 20# X 26" /SLC SL-37-20 N09-101 1 Shipped EA $19.95
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:24 AM   #17
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I got the light in the awning to light, it is basically useless, troughs next to no light, if the whole awning roller was full then you would have something.

Yes I have the same light. Tried it once but I don't use it anymore. Just leave it coiled up.
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Yes I have the same light. Tried it once but I don't use it anymore. Just leave it coiled up.

Me Three. I spent an hour looking for the place to plug the darned thing in. If it was hardwired through the awning I would see the ROI. But to get out a frickin ladder to hook it up, NO WAY. Its a bad design if one needs a ladder to plug it in. (I need the ladder because my awning goes straight out only, an "Eclipse")
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My '99 Eagle plugged into the patio light next to the door, I was able to plug it in standing in the doorway. I am not sure if the '97 had same design or not with the awning light.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:07 AM   #20
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My '99 Eagle plugged into the patio light next to the door, I was able to plug it in standing in the doorway. I am not sure if the '97 had same design or not with the awning light.

I'm 6"4" and can just do it from the steps.
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I'm 6"4" and can just do it from the steps.
The problem on mine isn't the receptical location. I am 6'4" also, so I can reach that. The issue is that access to the cable is only after the awning is fully deployed to get to the roller, and on mine that means it is likely 11 or 12 feet off the ground. Mine is the automagic style that just deploys straight out and cant easily be dropped down. Makes this feature, therefore, useless. Really needed a way to run the wires internally.
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Oh, and I have seen folks with an LED strip across the entire roller, though the lights they used looked kind of hokey.
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It's tough to picture you tall guys living in a MH. I'm only 5'11" and while working in them I'm constantly banging my head on cabinets, overhead TV's, etc.

So Glenn, what's the latest project on the coach?
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Oh, and I have seen folks with an LED strip across the entire roller, though the lights they used looked kind of hokey.
I do not like the light that LEDs give off. The "Glow" of a fliment light is what I like
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I haven't posted anything here in awhile.

I have been doing small projects here and there.

This one was not so small

The awning almost fell off the side of the Rv

It appears that originally the cover for the awning and the trim that holds the rubber cover in place were riveted in place.

Electrolysis may have been going on between unlike metals and the rivets have disintegrated.

I punched out the remains of the rivets, cleaned all the caulking and installed stainless steel "sheet metal" bolts 3/8 by 1 1/2 inches. They did not come through the inside and are definitly anchored, in fact I think you would rip the whole side off now instead of the awning coming off.

I will do the rest of the rivets the same way in the off season
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Borrowed a trailer and getting ready for some fun in the sun (it's cold here now 30's again tonight)



I went and bought a 8 inch drop hitch, the 6 inch had the deck at too much of an angle, and I think I'm going to turn the jeep around on the trailer (engine is the heaviest part so I will put it to the rear).

The tire minder came today so I will put that on


The house will be house sat by my son, who is going to do some rust repair on my other son's new to him pickup.









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From one of your pictures above it looks like the same blue carpet my friend has in his 99 Fleetwood. It was faded real bad, so he took it some where and had it re-dyed. Looks like new now. Don't know if yours is bad or not.
Love that full paint too!
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From one of your pictures above it looks like the same blue carpet my friend has in his 99 Fleetwood. It was faded real bad, so he took it some where and had it re-dyed. Looks like new now. Don't know if yours is bad or not.
Love that full paint too!
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Is this the blue carpet you are talking about?



That is inside the steps into the coach. The carpet in the coach itself is "tan, with a hint of stain". The carpet will get replaced this winter.
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