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Old 04-01-2012, 21:28
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Hiya,1st sorry if this has already been covered but if i want to replace light fittings in an oldish caravan can i just buy any "normal house light" or does it need to be of a specific kind only the ones in our van are horrid thick smoked glass type.And the same with gas fire,its old,worn and looks dirty so wanting something a bit more easier on the eye,lol,cheers if anyone can help.x
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Old 04-01-2012, 21:55
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Hi, as far as I am aware, you can replace light fittings with modern ones, Argos and Wilkos sell some really nice almost flat circular ones with a stainless steel or gold rim. (can you tell I've looked?) that's what we intend to replace ours with in 'our old girl' here they are -

http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/ceiling...s76aYYKg%3D%3D

I know lots of people who have replaced their ceiling lights with similar. If any wiring needs to be altered you would need to get it done by an electrician of course....

The fires can be replaced with similar at a cost of around 200 (that's what MY site have quoted anyway). You can of course buy them much cheaper on ebay. A fire would have to be fitted by a corgi registered person,
Or of course you could try just replacing the worst bits of the fire?
Have a read through this thread, there's info about older caravans in this thread http://www.gostatic.co.uk/showthread...se+modernising

Parkandleisure will advise you technically of course...
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Old 04-01-2012, 22:19
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cheers for that info,does it have to be flush lights or could you put
http://www.wilkinsonplus.com/ceiling...s76aYYKg%3D%3D something like this???

We wouldnt be fitting anything ourselves as both me and the hubby are useless when it comes to anything d.i.y so hopefully we,r guna be-friend a good handy man on site,lol,who doesnt charge the earth !?!?!
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I don't think you'll have enough height in the ceiling for one of those personally, my son is forever banging his head on our current lights (the old fashioned glass ones)
Measure carefully, or of course keep your receipt, those two shops will always refund
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Old 05-01-2012, 22:02
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Again thank you for that,i always wondered why pple never had fancy lights and with a hubby ,brother and dad all at over 6ft i think we would have a problem.many thanks
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Again thank you for that,i always wondered why pple never had fancy lights and with a hubby ,brother and dad all at over 6ft i think we would have a problem.many thanks
We have domed lights in our van and i have to take them all off just leaving the bulbs in their brass fittings.It drives the wife nuts but i crack my bonce of each one,especially after a few.
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The lights can come from any store of your choosing. The only thing you need to make sure of is the fire , it must be suitable for LPG not natural gas
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The lights can come from any store of your choosing. The only thing you need to make sure of is the fire , it must be suitable for LPG not natural gas
when updating a gas fire,is it just a case of replacing it,or is there any additional work to be done?
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