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Updating Drab Looking Entry Well Stairs - 2003 Monaco Cayman 36PBD

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Thanks to all, for your most kind words on results thus far on my stairwell upgrade project. Lots more detail work yet to complete [including selecting type of material of stair treads, one very small wall yet to be paneled in 1/8” thick birch, trim off poorly cut carpeting [which still kills me - ugh!], complete stairwell light wiring to wall switch].

I must admit, [with the exception of my sad attempt to properly trim my old carpeting] I am personally very pleased thus far with the overall results.

I very much  appreciate all who have provided suggestions, positive feedback and the encouragement to press on.

More later...

Eddie

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Unfortunately free time was scarce this past week, so I didn’t accomplish nearly what I had planned, other than hand fabricate a thin birch trim piece [see pics].

Hopefully next week will be much more productive.

More later...

Eddie

 

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BTW, Does anyone have any idea where I might obtain a similar double light swith plate as those I've uploaded below? I would replace the battery cutoff and red step switch with regular ON / OFF switches. I have decided to add dedicated light switches [one for my new stairwell light, and the other to turn on & off my yellow lamp which illuminates my outside retractable stairs]. Currently, my outside yellow lamp stays illuminated 24/7 when stairs are extended, and only goes out when retracted. I would install the second double switch directly above the existing. Picture with red arrow is where I would like to install the second double switch plate. [see pics]. 

Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.

I’ve uploaded pictures.

More later…

Eddie

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LASER engraver and a piece of colored acrylic and you can make one in just a few minutes. I've used mine to make the control panel on a genset. You could also make two from a piece of birch and upgrade them both to match the new trim you just added to the floor.

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jleamont,

Thanks for the link...

Northwest RV Supply, at one time had what would have been an acceptable flat metal double switch plate [3"x3"] if only it was in stock [image uploaded].

Darn it! The search continues...

Eddie

 

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jleamont,

A most excellent suggestion. I just got off the phone with Niabi of NorthWest RV Supply. 

Just as you suspected, NorthWest RV Supply had exactly what I needed. Although that "KITCHEN & DINETTE" double metal plate switch is out of stock, Niabi searched her inventory and found the exact same double switch metal plate [only with “VANITY & BATH”]. Which is of no consequence, as I’m going to paint this black Monaco [metal] plate double switch, Off White. I ordered [2] of these double switch metal plates as they are hard to find, along with [4] ON-OFF switches in OFF WHITE color.

I truly appreciate the link and then the nudge to make an old fashioned phone call.

As the Staples EASY BUTTON says: "That was easy!"

More later…

Eddie

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