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Old 12-04-2018, 02:24 AM   #365
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A little off topic here, but is Hoots an acronym for something? Thanks
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Old 12-04-2018, 08:32 AM   #366
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A little off topic here, but is Hoots an acronym for something? Thanks
"hoot"
A good time.
"We had a hoot at the Monster Truck Rally."
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:20 AM   #367
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This is the link to the DVR I installed:

http://www.camos.co.kr/products_Deta...e_dr-400n.html


I looking at the wiring diagram, how does this connect to the 360 system?
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:25 AM   #368
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I looking at the wiring diagram, how does this connect to the 360 system?
I custom ordered a splitter cable that takes power from the omnivew, and combines the video and audio to both the omniview and dvr.
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I custom ordered a splitter cable that takes power from the omnivew, and combines the video and audio to both the omniview and dvr.

Where did you find the Camos recorder for sale? Not finding it from the usual retail suspects...
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:16 PM   #370
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Ronnie, not sure where your post is about LED headlights but I too bought both LASFIT and BEAMTECH from your post and tonight I did some research and it appears BEAMTECH is rated higher so I installed them. Holy wow! What a difference over my Sylvania Ultra Bright bulbs. I actually learned of an even better bulb which I have coming called LIGHTENING DARK.

Not sure what you ended up going with but if you havenít tried the BEAMTECH I suggest give them a try.
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Ronnie, not sure where your post is about LED headlights but I too bought both LASFIT and BEAMTECH from your post and tonight I did some research and it appears BEAMTECH is rated higher so I installed them. Holy wow! What a difference over my Sylvania Ultra Bright bulbs. I actually learned of an even better bulb which I have coming called LIGHTENING DARK.

Not sure what you ended up going with but if you havenít tried the BEAMTECH I suggest give them a try.
I am running the beam tech. I love them. The last fit are very comparable. Beamtech high beam is basically same as low. I am wanting to compare it with the different rotations, but have not done so yet.

Even if they can't adjust any more, I am very happy with these.
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Ronnie, not sure where your post is about LED headlights but I too bought both LASFIT and BEAMTECH from your post and tonight I did some research and it appears BEAMTECH is rated higher so I installed them. Holy wow! What a difference over my Sylvania Ultra Bright bulbs. I actually learned of an even better bulb which I have coming called LIGHTENING DARK.

Not sure what you ended up going with but if you havenít tried the BEAMTECH I suggest give them a try.


Which Beamtech bulb did you go with? When I search Amazon there are a few different ones.

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Which Beamtech bulb did you go with? When I search Amazon there are a few different ones.

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Here is the beamtech. My VTDP takes H13 (9008). You may want to pop one bulb out to verify which one yours takes. Reach behind headlight, 1/4 turn to unscrew and remove. Very easy.

https://amzn.to/2UfUuuq

Here is the LIGHTENING DARK one I just ordered which is reviewed as one of the best.

https://amzn.to/2Ul6afx
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Here is a comparison chart for LED, Halogen and OSRAM bulbs.

BulbFacts | Aftermarket LED Kits Chart - Comparing to Halogen in Reflector Headlights
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Headlights for 2019 Dutchstar:

Beamtech - https://amzn.to/2Ss6APo
LastFit - https://amzn.to/2SuROra

The Lastfit bulbs are easier to adjust but only have 2 options. The beamtech are harder to adjust, but are infinite.

I have not adjusted either, and have been very happy with the results. It is a very simple install, just twist and replace.

No matter what bulb you get, don't forget to use bulb grease (Di-Electric grease). If you don't have any here is one that will work - https://amzn.to/2rn0yUD
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BulbFacts | Aftermarket LED Kits Chart - Comparing to Halogen in Reflector Headlights
Interesting perspective. Based on this, for $89 you can get what they refer to as the #1 LED bulb - https://amzn.to/2QGw5ze

It has a 2 Year warranty.

When reading reviews, remember that the Dutchstar and Ventana use Dodge Reflector type headlights, not projectors. They will require reaiming to get the best pattern.

I have not re-aimed mine yet.
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Interesting perspective. Based on this, for $89 you can get what they refer to as the #1 LED bulb - https://amzn.to/2QGw5ze

It has a 2 Year warranty.

When reading reviews, remember that the Dutchstar and Ventana use Dodge Reflector type headlights, not projectors. They will require reaiming to get the best pattern.

I have not re-aimed mine yet.
Ok a rookie question. How do you aim the lights? Iím assume YouTube has something but using RV?
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surprised Dutch and Venstar don't use projector housings.
There are retrofit projector housings that go inside of the current headlight housing. Takes some craftsmanship and surgery. I did this in the MountainAire. And replaced the complete headlight on the Bounder with projectors. It's foundational to good lighting for proper beam spread, crisp cutoff and shape, focus, and High / Low beam solenoid (single bulb for both purposes).

After the housing, then the choice of bulb technology: Bi-Xenon, LED, Halogen etc.

And then the bulb brand / model.

Have a whole bunch of expensive parts sitting on my workbench waiting to be installed on the MA.

Little wonder why it seems the RV industry doesn't concentrate on good lighting. They say only ~25% of their customers drive at night...little wonder...people can't see where they are going so don't drive. I like to drive at night (less traffic, less time taken out of activities) IF I can see. Hate it when I can't.
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