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Old 04-05-2012, 10:57 AM   #11
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Enjoy the new lighting arrangements, friends! They make the camper seem cozier at night, and for those with televisions they'll be a nicer background illumination.

I need to credit the Aliner owner who showed us all the mods he made to their camper (we were a few spaces up from him in a Santa Fe area campground last summer), from adding lights to changing out compartment locks for thumb latches. All the really good ideas were his
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:04 PM   #12
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Lee,

Do u have a part number for the dome led bulbs u bought? I'm having trouble finding a t15 base 921 led bulb.

Thanks!
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:14 PM   #13
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The bulbs were ordered from PrudentRVer LED Catalog, and are item number W9.RV2N. $11.98 each. http://prudentrver.com/ledlamps.html#W9-2N.

(copied from my post last fall--- hope its all still current!). Later-- still current; go WAY down the page to find them.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:36 PM   #14
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Yep, they are still there. Thanks!
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:56 AM   #15
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I should have mentioned: after I posted that last fall, someone chimed in with a less expensive source. I don't recall who but if you search for that thread you can see. Go to my profile, click on Threads Started By This User (or whatever it says like that) and look for one started late summer or after with lighting in the title.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:11 PM   #16
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Got the camper out from its long winters nap. Got the LED flex strips installed with the advice for everyone here.

Pics attached.

Note: in my shopping frenzy in Amazon.com I accidentally ordered regular white for the color. It's not bad, but it's not what I would have preferred. My bad as I must have clicked the wrong link.

I tapped the front light wires for power, just beside the safety switch that cuts the lights when folding the roof. I ran the positive leg to a rocker switch that I have mounted in the wall above and behind the toilet right by the door. I wanted to have access to the light when entering and exiting the camper (more pics tomorrow hopefully). The light output is great although it has a standard fluorescent look to the color temperature. I'm very pleased. I'll get amperage readings tomorrow.

I used standard 12 gauge speaker wire for the wiring, scotch blocks to tap the overhead light circuit and crimp on connectors and worker nuts for various connections. I did have to solder one side of the flex strip to the speaker wire. It wasn't easy to remove the weather proof coating off the solder pads but I finally managed. I would recommend getting the snap on connectors for the strips and avoiding having to solder. Might even recommend the weather resistant versus water proof flex strips.

More to come, and hopefully out camping soon.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:29 PM   #17
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They look great, and I like where you put the switch too. Where I put mine is inconvenient; I have to kneel on the front seat and fumble in the dark to reach the corner switch. How about a photo of the switch? I probably want to copy the switch placement at least for the lights at the front of the camper.
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Here's the switch. It's on the right as you come into the camper. I used an old backup tape case as a temporary box.

The wire is concealed in Leviton surface mount raceway and stuck on the wall. No interference with folding the wall or the counter folding up over the toilet.

Bonus pic a little wider inside the camper.
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I should add, those pics of the switch are taken an night using only the LED lights. Very adequate lighting for almost anything. I could even read in the light.
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Very well done. Thanks for sharing.
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