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Munk888

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Hi. First post! Very excited to be apart of the RV community. Loootttssss to learn. Quick-ish question: my wife wants to paint the stock bathroom light fixture on our 2003 Fleetwood Tioga. 2 screws remove the fixture from the wall. Easy pz. Then there are 3 sockets for the 1141 bulbs. At the tips of the wires are these were, almost musrhoom head looking wire terminals. Anyone know what they are called?
I'd like to pick up some. The job seems straight forward enough. Slice off the terminal tips, let the wife paint the fixture, then place wires through fixture and cap off by crimping on the mushroom head terminals. I haven't had any luck finding new ones.
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You can use regular marretts to reconnect wires. The same as used in household wiring, just use the size to fit the wires.

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I know what you mean about those little mushroom heads. I never found them for sale except when buying a whole new socket. Try an automotive store for that. It is also possible Walmart's automotive department has them. If all you want is the mushroom, use the new one with pigtail and discard the rest of the new socket.

Consider converting the fixture (and all the others inside) to LED for more light and also so your house battery lasts a lot longer. You can buy replacement LED bulbs that fit, or instead use LED strips like I used converting all my RV florescent fixtures HERE.

Those LED reels are great. At home I installed a continuous strip under the kitchen cabinets all around the counter. I mounted a low voltage on/off dimmer controller in a convenient location under a hanging cabinet and placed the 12V transformer inside the rarely-used cabinet above the stove, utilizing the outlet that powers the microwave hood.


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Posted: 08/24/19 06:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They are out there- I carried both single and dual contact.

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just use the proper size wire nut. Tape it in place if you think it will help.


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Hi Munk, Welcome to the RV.Net Forums. You'll find a great amount of knowledge here and some very helpful members.

In my opinion you are as well off using wirenuts/twistlocks/merretts, what ever you want to call them, especially if you want to make a change sometime in the future.

I'm not sure exactly what the fitting you are referring to looks like but that's not unusual, there are so many crimp fitting today. If you are interested and get over toward Orange County, look up Orvac Electronics. They are at 1645 E. Orangethorpe Ave, phone # 714 871 1020, they have a huge display of crimp type fittings. They also have an online catalog. They have been slow to add stuff to the catalog but what your looking for may be there.

If you take a look at the forums by title you'll find a great help section Titled; Forum Posting Help and Support. Look in that for, RV.NET Tutorials and Picture related FAQs. I'd love to know what your talking about and a photo always helps.

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Twist the wires together with lineman's pliers and then use regular wire nuts the right size. Make sure the connections are tight.

A lot of lights come from overseas. No need to reproduce the original connections.

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https://www.zoro.com/3m-closed-end-crimp-conn-clear-0850-pk50-s-31-a/i/G2645745/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwwIPrBRCJARIsAFlVT894dJnNfGBgvFYhhrF1itFr3CGlRnO04FoifFVZ1Z1jczh65hWJlmUaAqpiEALw_wcB


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Okay, now I get what connector you're talking about. Here is a link to Orvac's catalog with several different sizes. I'd still use a wire nut, it would be bigger than the crimp fitting but what the heck.

Thanks to rj for the URL.

I didn't compare prices but the specs for the connectors on ZORO is far better than on Orvac. Orvac is a store for the trades and customers usually know which size they want. I seldom know, so I bought a selection by visual assessment at the store when it was close to my home.

* This post was edited 08/24/19 09:50am by D.E.Bishop *

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Welcome to the Forum,it looks like you have got a lot of good answers to your questions so I will take this a bit sideways.

I have a Fleetwood Tioga too,and went to LED lights throughout the whole RV,ENERGY-EFFICIENT and cooler than the regular incandescent bulb.

I found that for the bathroom light These Lights worked out very well,they are natural light range so they don't give off that dull light or the blue light some do.

Have fun with all the mods on that rig.


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