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Old 04-16-2015, 08:24 AM   #3441
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Took a plastic electrical box and installed a battery disconnect switch and a small blue indicator light in it . Then ran the + bat. wire to it and connected it to my battery box Also put a hook on it to hold hold the removable key which I also had chained to the box Attachment 74382

Nice clean look I like it


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Old 04-16-2015, 03:16 PM   #3442
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Just installed a battery disconnect in the nose compartment of my VLite. Out of the weather and away from wandering eyes and fingers. I also moved my Tire Minder booster here too.

Also had ordered 30 of the LED bulbs a previous poster had bought from Amazon. I replaced 25 interior in all. I checked my amp usage(by my PI surge protector) with all the bulbs I was going to replace turned on. 13 amps were being drawn. My battery was fully charged so the converter was drawing very little power, if any. After replacing, the display read 2 amps! Took me about an hour to change all of them out.

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Old 04-16-2015, 03:39 PM   #3443
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prepped her for a trip to the Gulf Coast! First run of the season!! And of course its raining!
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:59 PM   #3444
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I installed two strips of Waterproof Flexible LED Strips. One under the awning along side the factory blue led strip and one above the slide out also along side the factory blue led strip. I also installed two single pole double throw switches one for inside and one for out. I mounted the switches onto the black plastic cover the wires are routed through from the factory. Using the factory hole in the trailer under the black piece of plastic for the body of the switch to reside in.
It will take a ladder or a stick to flip the outside switch...not that I will go blue...

I have them both set for white now but can if I ever feel the need, switch them back to blue at the flick of a switch.

Blue....guess rv designers never get speeding tickets....

The dealer said the blue keeps bugs away. The last bug zapper I had was a blue light...called a black light. Designed to attract.

Nevertheless I don't care much for the blue and amazon has the white for cheap.
You can cut after every third bulb. Both of my applications are less than 16 feet
so other than soldering on a ladder....a simple installation.
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:19 PM   #3445
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Seems like a fellow lost his awning lock and I went out to measure mine and couldn't find mine either SOOOOOO, instead of having to make one, I had to make 2. Some folks would loose their heads if it weren't fastened on.
That's a better design with the hook instead of the 90 degree on the bottom. Nice job, swear I thought I had it tight but remember our great interstate system. Been lucky still have my head. Maybe empty but still a casing. You did good....
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:03 PM   #3446
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Awning lock

Okay I'm dumb but what is an awning lock and how does it work ?
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:12 PM   #3447
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Okay I'm dumb but what is an awning lock and how does it work ?
Connects to the awning tube and prevents it from unrolling while traveling.
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:31 PM   #3448
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...Been lucky still have my head. Maybe empty but still a casing. You did good....
Mine too and I get tired of hearing the marbles rolling around in it!
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:07 PM   #3449
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Took a female Bargman connector and wired a toggle switch and fuse to connect the battery + to the running light terminal Sealed it all and attached it to my battery box. Now when I unhook cord from TV I just plug it in and it is protected and off ground. Also at night I just throw the switch and my clearance lights come on for a nice glow. Click image for larger version

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Old 04-16-2015, 10:21 PM   #3450
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Do power awnings unroll often ? Where does the top of the bracket attach ? So much to learn
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