Outside light over hab door has done a runner

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    Melchior Read Only Funster

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    We cruised on up to a lovely place called Urk at the weekend which is about an hour from us. It rained, a lot. It was VERY windy :(

    On the motorway on the way back there was 'a noise' which we both put down to being a pan or pot settling down in the rear cupboards.

    Got back to the storage place and... the bloomin outside light cover is gone! All four plastic brackets had snapped, I guess they were all perished from age and the last one gave out due to 60mph + huge winds.

    I'm left with this and need to get a replacement ASAP. Anyone got any ideas where I might look??

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    Just had a quote from a Knaus dealer, €255 for a replacement!!!! Erm....
     
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    Remove the existing fitting and get a modern LED one.
     
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    Let there be light

    Hi, Melchior fit one of this type its called an eyelid type see ebay sorry I cant do a link but there only about £15 and just clean up the old covered area with a good polish and a blob of sikaflex :thumb:
     
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    Dang I meant to title this "...outside door light COVER"
    The light is still there, just the (€225!!) cover.
    Do they really expect anyone to pay that amount for a plastic cover?

    Anyway thanks for the ideas folks, I do prefer the thought of changing the light as well because it is pretty rubbish, so much so that we never use it.

    Since I'm in NL, buying from eBay UK is something I prefer to avoid but I will attempt to find out the equivalent Dutch word for "eyelid lamp". So far all I've got is search results for makeup and facelifts :Laughing:
     
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    You will be surprised what comes up when you look for shock absorbers, :Smile:

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    Clean it up and stick one of these on..Light with gutter.. kill two birds with one stone... :thumb:

    £49-95 & free P&P...

    E.Bay number...180761746346
     
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    Thanks old-mo I really like the look of that one :)
     
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    Big shout out to Kenmore Caravans. I bought the LED light with gutter from them a couple of weeks ago. No problem for them to post it to Holland and it was excellently packaged. Unfortunately upon giving it a test fit I found that one bunch of LEDs did not light up.

    Foreseeing a painful exchange, I grit my teeth and emailed them about it. Today came the reply which told me it was quite costly to ship here, not worth the cost to send it back. Check your Paypal account - we have refunded you the cost including the postage. Keep the light.

    Incredible! I really imagined a battle to get the money back, especially since I'm oversees etc. Very pleasantly surprised!

    Still got no outside lamp though, the hunt continues :Laughing:
     
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    Good result for you, poor old supplier

    Technically you have got a light, maybe not as bright as you might have liked

    When you say a bunch don't work, how many do work out of how many in total? The LED's will almost certainly be brighter than the original bulb :thumb:
     
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    Unsure how many in total but there is a group of three which don't light up.
    This probably sounds very picky so I am donning my flame proof suit as I type this. I should say that my email to Kenmore was not of the whingy complainy type. It was more "Thought you should know, it doesn't work correctly, what can we do?". I thought perhaps the manufacturer of the light would want to QC inspect it or similar but perhaps not.
     
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