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Old 03-22-2015, 02:45 PM   #43
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Even found a dual 12 volt power and USB charging station plug mounted on a nice plate to set up and run the thing. Plus it will give me a place to charge my phone by the bed.
The best part is these lights are less than $5 bucks each. So I could mount some in several places in my MH.

Here's a link to the outlets I'm talking about.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...963242&alt=web
Those are awesome!

I was looking for something like that a month ago.
Dual 2.1A USB ports plus the cig lighter jack for under $10 is a great value!!
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Old 03-22-2015, 04:05 PM   #44
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OK Offroaders, how about this crazy crawler
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Old 03-22-2015, 07:23 PM   #45
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I saw that thing at KOH in 2011!!
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:32 AM   #46
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O M G, NASA will be calling you shortly, that is so cool got any in-action pics/video's.?
Thanks for sharing, way cool,
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I soldered my own LEDs, I'll find a link. I bought most of them twoyears ago for my previous project when bayonet base LEDs were $18/ea and I paid under $1/ea.

5050s are much brighter per LED than 3528s.
G4 6 9 12 24 LED 5050 3528 SMD Pure Warm White RV Boat Light Lamp Bulb DC 12V | eBay
These are from the PBB uber cheap LED interior light thread

These work great in an exterior application
20x 12V White 5050 SMD 4LED Module Waterproof Light Lamp for Luminous Characters | eBay
Curtis might recognize them from the PBB rocklight thread.

Finally, check Home Depot for LED under-cabinet lights, which are usually run off a 12V transformer. Cut off the xfmr and wire them in:
Great info Shawn... Thanks!

I've installed the very same cabinet lights in my old house and they worked great...

There are also many automotive LEDs out there for Dome lights, license plates, backup, single element turn/brake/tail lights... Dirt cheap and of course all from our little buddies in the land of rice...

Just try to find an American Mfgr of LEDs... I think they are all off-shored now...
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Dirt cheap and of course all from our little buddies in the land of rice...

Just try to find an American Mfgr of LEDs... I think they are all off-shored now...
I believe even CREE, except their very high-end LEDs are made in China.

The only difference is whether the engineering is done in the USA..or copied in China. None of the worker-bees are in the Steel Belt anymore.
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Some update photos.

Original dinette with new upholstery, cabinet with new paint, new laminate.

2nd dinette with matching upholstery and laminate. I just built the table top last week and fabricated the hardware to match #1.


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The fridge wall got repainted and has a section of chalkboard paint.


Bungie catches on the residential fridge.


Added a filler panel under the fridge to stop the draft, used magnetic catches on both sides so I can take it off to access the invertor.


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I didn't ever show the "after" view of the upholstery panels in the cabinets.

I see some drips in the paint. Those were from the original "painter". I should have sanded them better!
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:07 AM   #52
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Ugly Kitchen - Pretty Kitchen

I sanded down the faux granite and used POR 2-part white urethane paint.

I removed the useless "vent" hood since it gets in my view of what I'm cooking (I'm 6'-5"), and installed a tiny 3-LED Atwood light in its place. I fished the wire over to the over-sink light so it comes on at the same time as the 2nd lamp in the main light.
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LED Conversions

I put a small 4-module red LED strip in each main cabin fixture for a night light.

Switched to the 2nd position lights up a pair of 4-module bright white LED pucks.

In the bedroom and bathroom, I went with warm white for less eyestrain, but I don't need as sharp of light since I'm not cooking.


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I soldered my own LEDs, I'll find a link. I bought most of them two years ago for my previous project when bayonet base LEDs were $18/ea and I paid under $1/ea.

5050s are much brighter per LED than 3528s. These are the warm whites I used.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/G4-6-9-12-24...V/141476071354
These are from the PBB uber cheap LED interior light thread

These are the bright whites I used
http://m.ebay.com/itm/310681089109
Red ones were similar.
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Bathroom got a new coat of paint and a new upper cabinet.

The previous upper cabinet was on the right. Its depth was limited by the door frame. I couldn't remove it entirely because the lower shelf contained all the wires for the water pump/black/gray/h20/propane display panel and thermostat.

New cabinet was built, limited by the edge of the vent frame above. Old cabinet was 6.5" deep, new cabinet 10.5" deep. I'll install a dowel across the face of the old cabinet to keep storage bins and towels in.

New yellow paint to cover the 90's wallpaper.
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I busted out the filler panel under the range and installed a new 12" x 21" door. This panel was also the furnace air return, so the new door got a grille.

It's a warm location, but it will be a great spot to store my cast iron dutch oven, skillet, and griddle.

It looks like I need to add some shoe trim at the flooring/cabinet intersection. My eyes are never down at that level, so I didn't notice how bad it looks! The ugly truth.
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Added headphone jacks over the dinettes for the kids to listen to DVD's so we don't have an "audio arms race" between the front tunes and the back TV. 12v cig lighter outlets in each corner as well, so the kids can charge their iPods.


Headphone jacks are tied to a 2nd stereo deck in the passenger dinette. I connected the stereo's preamp out RCA jacks to the headphone circuit--it doesn't have nearly the same high volume potential as the amplified speaker circuit, to protect their ears.

The silicone earbuds they have these days stay in their ears better and block more outside noise, so it doesn't have to be as loud to sound good.

I sound like my father.
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