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Old 03-04-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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Shower light

As most of you know, when you step into a travel trailer/motor coach shower/tub combination which is equipped with a shower curtain, it gets rather dark. I particularly don't like this on my FR Grand Surveyor and had complaints about it from others camping with me. S0-while in a local RV sales/service/parts place I spied a single lamp light the same as the double lights in my unit. I removed the double lamp unit in the bath area, decided exactly where I wanted the new light to be and cut a one-inch (1") hole in the ceiling and dug the styrofoam insulation out. Then I used an electrician's "fish-tape" to go through the styrofoam from the hole for the original light to the location of the new light. I'll admit I did not hit the new hole the first time, not the second, maybe after a dozen or so tries. Now when someone wants a shower all they have to do is turn on the new light (remember-it's only 12 volt DC) and they can wash everything.
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:50 PM   #2
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That's great, like a person who try's to do it himself and makes it happen.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:03 PM   #3
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I have a camp in Vermont that has a dark shower, so I purchased the battery 'pop' lights, and Velcroed it higher than the shower head so it doesn't get direct water. It has lasted for years. (There were 4 in the original pack, and I am still on the first one). No electrical expertise required!
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:36 PM   #4
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As most of you know, when you step into a travel trailer/motor coach shower/tub combination which is equipped with a shower curtain, it gets rather dark.


I prefer it to be dark when I have my clothes off.


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I particularly don't like this on my FR Grand Surveyor and had complaints about it from others camping with me. S0-while in a local RV sales/service/parts place I spied a single lamp light the same as the double lights in my unit. I removed the double lamp unit in the bath area, decided exactly where I wanted the new light to be and cut a one-inch (1") hole in the ceiling and dug the styrofoam insulation out. Then I used an electrician's "fish-tape" to go through the styrofoam from the hole for the original light to the location of the new light. I'll admit I did not hit the new hole the first time, not the second, maybe after a dozen or so tries. Now when someone wants a shower all they have to do is turn on the new light (remember-it's only 12 volt DC) and they can wash everything.



That doesn't sound like a waterproof fixture which may lead to problems with the dampness and humidity in that area.

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I prefer it to be dark when I have my clothes off.


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I got a chuckle out that comment dave
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