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#281 ntsqd


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Posted 13 March 2016 - 04:02 PM

A friend ("Motodave" here) added those strip LEDs to his bed shell and I liked them enough to add them to our camper too. I put a front and a rear set on the ceiling around the edges so they can be used for cooking or reading or.... I used this dimmer for on/off and intensity control for each strip. The dimmer appears to be static sensitive as we've kilt one with a static discharge.


Adds cost, but with them up on the ceiling some bases & diffuser lens' would look better. When I redo ours I'll be adding them.

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 06:36 PM

Added this LED strip and switch by the door, very nice not having to enter totally dark camper. Ron

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#283 SunMan


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Posted 14 March 2016 - 02:21 AM

I good rainy day project was installing Love Lights in the camper. Someone other than me on Wander the West came up with the name. We have been lacking an interior light that had an easy on/off switch directly inside the door so might as well add a little romantic ambiance.
I used a strip of self adhesive led lights I bought from Amazon along with a 12V rocker switch -
led strip
Since I built the interior of the camper and ran all the wiring and remember where everything is tucked away at, this was a straight forward install and easy to add to my blue seas fuse block.
We are happy with the results.

That's neat. Must've missed the first iteration.
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#284 Tuff Guy 62

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 02:30 AM

Did something very similar with remote controlled battery powered self adhesive light pucks from Costco. $15.00 

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 06:58 PM

That's neat. Must've missed the first iteration.


Your comment piqued my curiosity Mr. Sun and caused me to check my memory. Here is the source on WTW -


Bullet Exposition


Bseek references an incredible build out of a truck and camper. The source of "love lights"  is on page 5 of the wordpress blog, in the post dated Jan. 26, 2009.


Whew, glad my memory still works, kind of! :)

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 03:18 AM

A Rubbermaid trash bucket from Kmart fits perfectly under the counter of our 2010 Eagle.



A plastic madesmart bin fits perfectly in our Dometic 3 way fridge and holds odds and ends that tend to bounce around otherwise. The handles even slide into the rack groves. It's a perfect fit. Probably from Kmart as well.





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Posted 26 March 2016 - 05:31 AM



I got one of these kitchen mats from Costco.  I absolutely love it.  It is so nice to come down from the bed onto this vs. a hard floor.  It's easy to keep clean as well.

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 06:56 PM

There was another post about the Nite IZE Gearline.  I bought the 4' gearline.  I made two velcro loops that are secured behind the insulated liner.  Easy to undo the twisties and take down prior to lowering the roof.


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Posted 02 May 2016 - 04:31 AM

Carpeted my Fleet (couplea weeks ago)! 



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Posted 07 June 2016 - 09:28 PM

We have a 9 month old who is quite mobile. He sleeps up top in between Mom and me but for naps and putting him to bed early we needed something to keep him from falling off.

Two oak dowels and our problem is solved. At least temporarily until he is strong enough to pull himself up and hurtle himself over the edge!

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