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Old 04-22-2013, 02:19 AM   #1
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Pop Up Bulbs

Hey crew,
I'm going to upgrade our interior lights to LEDs this spring. Couple questions.
1) Our camper is currently in storage and I'd like to get the bulbs ordered. Does anyone know of the top of their heads what a Rockwood 1640 uses for interior bulbs? How many total bulbs are on the inside?
2) Do you guys have a favorite inexpensive LED for a small pop up?
3) While I'm at it, how about a battery? I've read that I should go dual, but I'm just not ready for all that yet. What's a good battery for a stock Rockwood 1640 8ft pop up?

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Old 04-22-2013, 04:01 AM   #2
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group 27 deep cycle.........do you do a lot of dry camping?
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:27 AM   #3
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Yeah, we tend to do a fair amount of dry camping, but not extended periods at one specific location. Usually no more than 3 days before we pack up and move.
Do you have a specific brand you like? Any other specifics I should make note of?
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:32 AM   #4
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Any wet battery from Walmart will work.
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:45 PM   #5
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My 228BH has dual 27 Deka Deep Cycle Marines (23 Amp ave; 200 min). When I replace them it will be with Optima marine deep cycles; primarily since I use them on my off-road vehicles). However, if you have a generator, you can recharge batteries every day.
I honestly think the dual batteries on mine, with my Honda generator has been an overkill. When camping in the middle of nowhere, I can run the generator when I'm there with no problem.

As for interior lights? My 228 uses 921 in the interior, but not sure if your bulbs would be the same.

This place seems to have decent prices for the 921. I haven't ordered any yet, but will in a month.

921 LED, 260 Lumens, Warm White, 10-30vdc - RV-LED.com
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I went with the 36 led flat panel in my high wall. They only come in bright white about $3.50 a panel from amazon. Has greatly reduced power consumption since my daughter leaves her light on all night. It was also a 921 base.
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Forgot to ask, if you are running a furnace a lot get a second battery. We use 2 group 24 batteries with the Honda gene cause I'm what you would call a wuss.
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