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 81 
 on: August 26, 2014, 11:27:40 pm 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by ron.dittmer
Nice job Ron. Do u still have the links handy for the LEDs switch and bulbs?  Thanks
Sure, Here they are again.

3-Way Switches on Ebay here.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/331189488843?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

5 meters in length of warm white LEDs on a reel here.  Be sure o select warm white if you want what I got.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/221496385039?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2648&var=520353433324&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT


Tonight I changed the range hood light bulb socket and installed the 6th sealed & frosted LED there.  The simple flat rectangular lens that covers the light bulb is faded yellow & ugly (likely from the heat from the stove), and never intended to diffuse the light.  I'll be on the lookout for something better, likely cutting something down to size.

 82 
 on: August 26, 2014, 11:19:24 pm 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by Denny & Barb
Nice job Ron. Do u still have the links handy for the LEDs switch and bulbs?  Thanks

 83 
 on: August 26, 2014, 10:39:35 pm 
Started by Big Green Machine - Last post by Denny & Barb
Thanks for the report Jim.  I also like the no_downshift on most hills.  Maybe the added torque helps that also besides the reprogramming of the shift levels. You probably have also noted the slight increase in fuel mileage.  I am averaging about 10% increase.

 84 
 on: August 26, 2014, 08:14:10 pm 
Started by Margie - Last post by Barry-Sue
Margie,
We use a Lasko model 5409.  It is an oscillating unit and very quiet.  It has a thermostat and a fan only mode.  We use it instead of the furnace and it keeps the RV nice and warm. 
Sue

 85 
 on: August 26, 2014, 04:17:46 pm 
Started by Big Green Machine - Last post by KB9OMH
Hello All,
     Installed the 5-Star Tunner last week, did a run from Peoria, IL to Avon, IN. My 3100 ran very well and only dropped to 3 gear on 1 hill. The RPMs only incressed about 300 RPM on most of the inclines on the I74. Ran in cruse all the way. Ran in Tow Mode on the way there and not Tow Mode on the way back. They both ran about the same above 50 MPH. With the Tow Mode under 50 MPH the RPMs stayed about 2000 RPMs in the 45 MPH zones, where the Non-Tow Mode the RPMs dropped to 1500 RPMs. Which I like a hole lot better. Over All I am very pleased with the 5-Star Tunner. Had a Hypertech tunner on my GMC 8.1 and it didn't do as good, but Hypertech could not do anything with the Allsion Transmission. That the big difference.

Jim

 86 
 on: August 26, 2014, 04:09:13 pm 
Started by Margie - Last post by AMW
Margie, I use a Vornado DVTH.  Like you, when I'm paying for electric, I don't want to use my propane for heat.  Mine are 8 years old and we used them for a few years all winter in our old house that had some cold rooms.  Now I use just one in the RV, but I use it not only for heat, but also while the AC is on in "fan" circulation mode and it really helps keep prevent that noticeable cold/hot/cold feeling when the AC cycles on and off.  It is quiet and circulates, as opposed blowing directly so it is comfortable and barely noticeable.  On the "low" heat setting it doesn't stress the 30amp load at all, but I have never had to use the "high" heat setting in such a tiny space.  It is very light and easy to stash anywhere.  It has a digital thermostat so you can set your comfort number and it keeps a pretty steady comfort zone.

I hope the current model is as good as mine are, but here is a link:
http://www.amazon.com/Vornado-Vortex-Automatic-Climate-Control/dp/B00063ZVK0

No idea what prices might be elsewhere, but I think I paid more for mine.



 87 
 on: August 26, 2014, 03:37:08 pm 
Started by Margie - Last post by Margie
Hi everyone.

We are finally attempting to get our act together here and head out in a couple of weeks to the mountains.  Does anyone have a suggestion on which small, quiet, electric heater to purchase for times when we are hooked into electric at a campground?  We normally just do our boondocking but there may be times when we are in a campground with electricity available.  Thank you.

Margie

 88 
 on: August 26, 2014, 01:57:05 pm 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by ron.dittmer
Added Improvement #24

 89 
 on: August 26, 2014, 11:11:43 am 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by ron.dittmer
Hey Ron, have you seen the LED strip lights mounted under the awning? I am thinking about them but the cost is real high and I am afraid the strip might come lose or what happens if several LEDs go out. They mount to the side wall just under the awning. What do you think?
If done right, an LED light strip would be awesome.  I think it would offer much more & evenly distributed lighting.  In my Ebay search for my project, I stumbled on outdoor application light strips and I don't think they were terribly expensive either.  LEDs do seem to be very robust in regards to electrical punishment.  It is the manufacturing process, environment & mechanical punishment that is of concern.  Even my 5 meter LED strip had a bad circuit, I suspect from an LED placed backwards or from a bad solder joint.  For me it was easy to cut that circuit out and allocate the pieces into the project.

One thing I should mention.  The 5 meter light strip is actually many sections soldered together, guessing around 15" per section.  It wasn't a problem for my application.  I first tried to work with non-spliced sections but quickly decided to use them without that consideration.  The splice is done very well.  Though the spliced area does not lay perfectly flat for the adhesive, it is too small to be of concern.

Like you say, what happens if the light strip comes loose from under the awning?  Maybe we could come up with a redundant/robust attachment method as a back-up to the adhesive backing.  Our 2007 2350 has the older 14' box awning.  I wonder if I could mount a light strip to the underside of it instead of the RV wall, and screw on some kind of retainer every 12" or so for assurance, of coarse making sure the screw tips do not threaten the awning inside.

 90 
 on: August 26, 2014, 10:46:47 am 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by TomHanlon
Hey Ron, have you seen the LED strip lights mounted under the awning? I am thinking about them but the cost is real high and I am afraid the the strip might come lose or what happens if several LEDs go out. They mount to the side wall just under the awning. What do you think?

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