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Old 04-16-2015, 07:24 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

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Old 04-16-2015, 02:16 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.

Here is some before and after pics.
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Old 04-16-2015, 02:39 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, 02:59 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, 07:19 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, 08:03 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, 08:12 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, 08:31 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, 09:07 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, 09:21 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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Old 04-17-2015, 07:27 AM   #3451
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Pfeather, I like that idea with the cord. Turned out real nice in my opinion


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Old 04-17-2015, 07:39 AM   #3452
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Do power awnings unroll often ? Where does the top of the bracket attach ? So much to learn
Mine is attached to the motor end of the awning by drilling and taping a 3/8-16 ss bolt and ss nylock nut, but I came up with a design that does not require drilling the end cap. It just slips into the sunshade grove and slides all the way to the motor end.
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:39 AM   #3453
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Got my (2) 50' flat fw hoses and found out I could wind a 50' flat hose on the electric rewind reel. So I ended up with 125' of hose stored in less space than (2) regular hoses.
Top picture is original, 2nd is the 25' flat hose on electric rewind, 3rd is 50' on elec. reel and 25' and 50' on reels
4 picture is driverside basement packed and ready to go.
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:42 AM   #3454
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Service tech came out and replaced a connector going to the LED fridge light, now I can see inside the refrigerator.
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:34 AM   #3455
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Old 04-17-2015, 01:43 PM   #3456
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Got my (2) 50' flat fw hoses and found out I could wind a 50' flat hose on the electric rewind reel. So I ended up with 125' of hose stored in less space than (2) regular hoses.
Top picture is original, 2nd is the 25' flat hose on electric rewind, 3rd is 50' on elec. reel and 25' and 50' on reels
4 picture is driverside basement packed and ready to go.
Nice and clean, about time....
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Old 04-17-2015, 01:52 PM   #3457
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Installed a volt meter behind the plastic on my panel. Only thing it's a .1 reading off. Measured with a digital meter shows 12.7 new read out shows 12.6, but what do you expect for $5.00 bucks on Amazon. After sitting for 24 hours. I have 2- 12 volt batteries installed so at least I know one is good......
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Old 04-17-2015, 02:16 PM   #3458
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Very Nice, GLJURCZYK, Which voltmeter did you get? And, how difficult was installation?
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DROK® Ultra-small 2 Wires Voltmeter Guage White LED 0.36" DC 3.0~30V Digital Volt Meter Motorcycle Car Battery Tester 5/12V DC Voltage Check Detector. I think they went up to 6.95, Connected the plus and minus with a flat spade connector to the plus and minus of the board where the main battery ties into the board added 10" of wire so it will not interfere with opening the door, then used super glue to attach to the bottom to the window frame only. It is as thick as the window frame so it won't hit anything. Took about a half hr. to do, being I kept running for tools back and forth. It really reads great through that plastic. It is about the same size as the recess of the glass so it has plenty of space from my fuse block ran the wire up the side of the board....
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