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Old 08-17-2015, 09:48 PM   #11
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They come in different sizes. This just happens to be the size the other person was using, for an entirely different project.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:54 PM   #12
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Yeah, I figured that out as soon as I posted my last reply...thanks
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:30 PM   #13
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0000D...ds=broom+clips
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:33 PM   #14
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Broken clips on bunk light

I have all 3 sizes. Small I used for my outside shelf (other thread), medium is good for bunk lights, I have one in the bathroom of our Roo with our broom, and the large is pretty big... Too big for our $1 store broom... But a huskier broom/tool handle size.
Very handy.
I say buy all 3 sizes and you'll find uses for them.
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As for the plastic ones... I take the opposite approach and find it easier. I pull (carefully) the two halves of the plastic clip apart and place them around the shepherds pole instead of pushing them until they clip. I started doing it that way one night in the PUP when DD was a baby... I had forgotten to put up the fan/light before she was asleep and I didn't want the big "KA-THUNK" that it makes when you push it on to wake her (you know how it is). So I pulled them apart and placed it on quietly, and that was that. Done it that way ever since.
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:50 AM   #16
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Thank you Jones. Even though I have 3 broken plastic clips on 3 different lights, I am still able to rearrange them so I have good clips on the side of the fan that attaches to the poles (each light has three clips on it). I think I will try your method since it seems (based on responses) that most people aren't experiencing any problems with the clips. Maybe we were just snapping them on too forcefully.
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:28 AM   #17
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I have had that issue. I've broken them from time to time. The dealer has always replaced them for to date, but my trailer is a little older now, they may not. So if you are not careful enough when taking them off or putting them on, they will break.

The metal ones look like a great alternative, but I would be worried about scratching the surface of the poles. I'd rather order a few extra of the plastic. They are cheep and have some on hand.
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The metal ones look like a great alternative, but I would be worried about scratching the surface of the poles. I'd rather order a few extra of the plastic. They are cheep and have some on hand.
Thanks! Have you found a place to order them without going through the dealer? I did some quick searches online and only see places to buy the entire light/fan...not the plastic clips. My dealer is not very responsive at all (been waiting 2 months for a new screen) so I'd rather bypass the dealer in this case since they should be pretty inexpensive.
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As for the plastic ones... I take the opposite approach and find it easier. I pull (carefully) the two halves of the plastic clip apart and place them around the shepherds pole instead of pushing them until they clip. I started doing it that way one night in the PUP when DD was a baby... I had forgotten to put up the fan/light before she was asleep and I didn't want the big "KA-THUNK" that it makes when you push it on to wake her (you know how it is). So I pulled them apart and placed it on quietly, and that was that. Done it that way ever since.


This is the same way I hang mine as well. After my first initial attempt at hanging them I realized you cannot just SNAP them on without possibly breaking the plastic. They are pretty firm and tight. Better to err on the side of caution than to break them. For myself, and after hanging and re-hanging a couple times, they are a breeze putting on and taking off.
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