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Old 04-18-2013, 09:00 AM   #1081
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Installation finally completed...Tapped into the DC wiring at the outside bug light next to the entry door....removed all the inside stuff from the light fixture, replace it with the controller and the antenna wire...Drilled a small hole in the bottom of the plastic, ran the antenna head out and caulked the hole..Ran the power cable out through another hole on the side of the light fixture up to the light string..everything is caulked up well...with on a short piece of wire leading to the light string...not noticable at all...the antenna lead was attached to the camper side with a tie wrap and a stick pad for holding wires in place...pictures to follow...
Everything works up to forty feet away, in the dark of course...looks spookey behind the ADCO Cover that is still on the coach...
Way to go LKicklight!, I will show these instructions to my DH to use for our install.....should only take a few weeks! bwaaaaHaaaa! I can say that cause he doesn't read this forum!! I chant wait to see some pic's!
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:05 AM   #1082
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What is a TOAD?
You think these acronyms are bad wait until you learn Phrog speak or PHrog latin... it's only just the beginning.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:24 AM   #1083
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Well, I need one. Any suggestions? We went to a car dealer yesterday and they kept telling me the cars available can't be towed four down.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:27 AM   #1084
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You think these acronyms are bad wait until you learn Phrog speak or PHrog latin... it's only just the beginning.
Naw, I prefer to type out the word.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:06 AM   #1085
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Well, I need one. Any suggestions? We went to a car dealer yesterday and they kept telling me the cars available can't be towed four down.
VW JETTA phour down. My friend pulled one to Alaska and back. 12,000 mi. no problem.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:43 AM   #1086
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Habit, mostly.

DD - daughter
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I type 90% of my posts form my phone. It's just more convenient.
You forgot MILF........lol
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:47 AM   #1087
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You forgot MILF........lol
Was just wondering how long it was going to take........
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:54 AM   #1088
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Tonk Mom we towed a Honda civic with our previous Class C (31ftr) all the time. We just put it in neutral all the time. Works fine!
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:16 PM   #1089
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The most common thing for toad vehicles is four wheel drive (not all wheel) and stick shift
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:44 PM   #1090
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Was just wondering how long it was going to take........
Not long when I am involved....knick name gutter mind!!!!!!
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:56 PM   #1091
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Sorry, grabbed the wrong thread.

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Old 04-19-2013, 09:18 AM   #1092
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OK I broke down and ordered this one.

5M SMD RGB 5050 Waterproof Strip light 300 LED + 44 Key IR Remote + 12V 5A power | eBay

RGB 5050 Waterproof Strip light 300 LED & 44 Key IR Remote 12V5Apower supply

I will most likely just plug it in with an extension cord.
UPDATE:
I received my LED light strip yesterday (Apr 18th) that is 8 days from Hong Kong. I can really complain about that.

PROBLEM:
On the shake down test the light strip didn't work properly.
The blue LEDs on the strip are always ON when there is power to the unit.
^ Oh look the sad emoticons are blue, how apropos!

STEPS TO RESOLVE:
I contacted the eBay seller. After some back and forth troubleshooting the eBay seller sent me the reset procedure for the 44 Key LED strip controller (part# 073-004). NOTE: You won't find the part# on the controller.
I will post the rest procedure below.
For me the reset did not work.

Form this the dealer is concluding that the fault must be with the strip. The have offered to send me a new LED strip at no charge. I said sure.

I am now in wait mode again

Here is the reset procedure
HERK PUT THIS IN YOUR LIBRARY.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:21 AM   #1093
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:26 AM   #1094
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Led light operation

Found out the hard way, when checking the install, be sure it is DARK outside, the controller does not like SUNLIGHt and will not work...almost ripped the whole install out before some really smart PHrog got me back on the right track..Line of Sight on the Controller...got to be able to see the Transformer Sensor...
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:33 AM   #1095
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Well, I need one. Any suggestions? We went to a car dealer yesterday and they kept telling me the cars available can't be towed four down.
The issue is that moving parts need lubricated and almost all automatic transmissions have a pump drive by the engine, so no running engine no lubrication to the output trans bearing. You go towing, even in neutral and you're spinning these parts and they'll fail.

Stick shifts don't have pressure lubed transmissions so it's not an issue. Most 4X4s have transfer cases that can be put in N and then the trans won't spin and they are lubricated like a manual trans so it's not an issue.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:45 AM   #1096
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I don't mention the sink cause we don't use it as such.
I've installed a pony keg oph coors light in the rear bunk and its plumbed to my beer dispenser. Ie the thing you called sink.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:47 AM   #1097
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Could we please move the TOAD discussion to its own thread?
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:22 AM   #1098
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UPDATE:
I received my LED light strip yesterday (Apr 18th) that is 8 days from Hong Kong. I can really complain about that.

PROBLEM:
On the shake down test the light strip didn't work properly.
The blue LEDs on the strip are always ON when there is power to the unit.
^ Oh look the sad emoticons are blue, how apropos!

STEPS TO RESOLVE:
I contacted the eBay seller. After some back and forth troubleshooting the eBay seller sent me the reset procedure for the 44 Key LED strip controller (part# 073-004). NOTE: You won't find the part# on the controller.
I will post the rest procedure below.
For me the reset did not work.

Form this the dealer is concluding that the fault must be with the strip. The have offered to send me a new LED strip at no charge. I said sure.

I am now in wait mode again

Here is the reset procedure
HERK PUT THIS IN YOUR LIBRARY.
Thanks for the pic! That is the same set I have! Have not installed yet....go figure....but good to see how to reset if I have problems!
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:48 AM   #1099
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Here is the reset procedure
HERK PUT THIS IN YOUR LIBRARY.
I have! Thank you so much. What a great tip.
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Here is the reset procedure
HERK PUT THIS IN YOUR LIBRARY.
I have! Thank you so much. What a great tip.
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