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Old 09-09-2012, 10:01 AM   #1
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A few little things I was wondering if anyone has done?

I have a Grey Wolf 26BH and I want to add some lighting to the storage compartments. My cousin suggested just getting some stick on, battery powered "puck" lights. I was just going to run some 110V lighting, but then I figured that I should do 12V just incase I ever need the lights when not plugged into shore power.
Since I don't want to take up a lot of space with the lights, I thought about running some 12V rope lights around compartments, granted they won't put off alot of light but it would be alot better than now with no lights at all. Then just mounting a switch somewhere near the doors.
Any input on my lighting idea?

The other thing that I want to do is put some sort of lift strut for lifting up the "master bed". Right now I just have a prop rod that I leave under the bed, but I would really like to do something different and more user friendly.
Any ideas here??
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:17 AM   #2
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How often do you plan on opening your compartments at night? Probably once in a great while. 12 volt DC is the only way to go if you do add lights and if you can find rope llights that use 12 vdc would be great. Many have transformers but actually run on 12-18 vdc. You can find out by looking at the transformer output. The battery operated puck lights is a quick and easy way and the batteries last a long time as I have a few under my kitchen counter at home.

You should get a hydralic piston for the bed. All you need is one that can handle the weight and hold it up. See RV dealer.

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I have a Grey Wolf 26BH and I want to add some lighting to the storage compartments. My cousin suggested just getting some stick on, battery powered "puck" lights. I was just going to run some 110V lighting, but then I figured that I should do 12V just incase I ever need the lights when not plugged into shore power.
Since I don't want to take up a lot of space with the lights, I thought about running some 12V rope lights around compartments, granted they won't put off alot of light but it would be alot better than now with no lights at all. Then just mounting a switch somewhere near the doors.
Any input on my lighting idea?
I added a pancake light to the drivers side compartment and then put microswitches on all 3 doors that will turn the lights on when the door is open and shut them off when the door is closed. Can also shut the individual lights off at the switch on the light.
I also added the led strip lights to the pantry and added a microswitch to the door.
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