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Old 04-07-2014, 12:47 AM   #1
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Fast flashlight access in the A-Frame

Here is a small addition I did inside the A-Frame today.

Having owned our A-Frame since brand new, we've learned that the key to making use of the limited space is being organized.

Here is what we did to keep a flashlight easily accessible when needed. No more rummaging thru cabinet space or knocking anything over to reach the light. We screwed a clamp to the dining bench to keep it stable and easy to remove and replace.

As you can see, the cabinet door can still open wide to access the storage space when needed.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:55 AM   #2
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Another great Handbuilder mod.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:15 AM   #3
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That looks very handy, and accessible. Just reach and grab.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:23 AM   #4
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Thanks, Tom!

I saw a similar flashlight mod using broom clips and one using PVC pipe but couldn't find broom clips that would work in the space on the cabinet....so thought I'd try the electrical clamp. I spray painted it black, added a little window foam inside the clamp to dampen vibration.

Here is a photo of the broom clip mod that inspired me to do similar project:
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:29 AM   #5
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The flashlight I used is a 500 lumen Duracell that I purchased at Costco (24- for 2) including batteries. It is a powerful light with 3 settings and a sliding head that allows for broad or pinpointed lighting.

The clamp is a 1-1/4" C - clamp that cost around $1- with screws at Ace hardware.

The window foam, I cut the small strip from DH'S stash of hardware stuff in his shop. Heh heh
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The window foam, I cut the small strip from DH'S stash of hardware stuff in his shop. Heh heh
Now that spring is here it's a pretty safe bet he won't have a middle of the night window insulation emergency.

Stand alone broom clips and the like seem to have gone out of fashion. I've had a hard time finding them to use for various purposes. Everyone wants to sell things like that as part of an integrated wall storage management system. That makes them much more expensive and they need to be modded for what I actually want to do.
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I have a very nice Stinger flashlight that was given to me as a gift by my manager. It's rechargeable, and it came with two wall mount charging bases...one AC and one DC. We keep the AC charger on our back porch, and use the light to check the yard before letting the dog out. We live in a rural area, backed up to woods, and we get all kinds of wildlife out there.

That leaves me with the DC wall mount charger, and I've been thinking of hooking it up in the camper, much like you have yours mounted. I know I have the 12v power to tap into, with the stereo in that cabinet. I just need to make it happen.
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Nice mod!!!!!
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