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Old 06-27-2016, 06:00 PM   #11
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I'm also interested in the Furrion system. I am looking to install some type of camera, this looks to be the easiest, though a little more expensive than I was hoping for.
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:54 PM   #12
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Well today brought on some hot, humid and sunny weather, so what better way to spend my time then installing what I thought would be an easy and awesome gadget! Number 13 on my list of mods is the Diamond Group 16'4' MULTI COLOR LED AWNING LIGHT KIT.

13 - Diamond group 16'4" multi color LED awning light kit. I will be replacing the factory LED white light strip as it doesn't work properly anyway,...and I like colours

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Looking at the kit it was complete. Now my last fifth wheel had the Dometic LED light kit with IR remote and I loved it! I figured that was 4 years ago so things may have gotten better since then. Boy was I wrong.

I have to stand no more than 5 feet away from the IR antenna and point the remote right at the thing. The Dometic kit, I once was 320 feet away and my remote still worked!!!

Anyone thinking of tackling an awning light strip upgrade, it is actually fairly easy. The nice Amish folks at Jayco don't remove the adhesive hacking on the white light strips they put on at the factory. One hard yank and the entire 16 feet of light strip slid out of the factory rail system. That was the easy part.

Finding a good solid positive and negative was the challenge. I figured I would just hook up to the wires used for the factory kit. Well I zero power to the positive lead. I tried to chase the issue down but got frustrated after 2 hours and decided to tie into the basement light.

Other than that the install went pretty smooth.

I meant to take more pictures, but at times was focused and frustrated trying to find a positive lead that actually had power running through it.
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Old 06-27-2016, 11:45 PM   #13
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Not really a mod I guess but more of a handy accessory? It comes with predrilled holes for the various styles and sizes of RV stoves, non slip backing and rubber mounting feet with slots to fit over the stove top grate or whatever you call that.

One more off the list

12 - Camco RV stove top cutting board

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:20 AM   #14
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I have the furrion camera installed the same way. Removed the middle light and installed using the running lights power. I just got back from a 1500mile trip and the camera worked fine. Signal strength does go up and down and only a few times did I notice the camera lagging for a few seconds. From the display to the camera is close to 45'. I would recommend it, worth the cost. Think I paid $349 off of amazon.
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:45 AM   #15
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Update on Awning LED lights

Well after sleeping on the issue of the crappy remote system that came with my awning lights, I decided to reaserch some options. I came up with this.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...nel/1261/2932/

I confirmed through tech support at Super Bright LEDs that this remote is in fact compatible with my system. I ordered it along with replacement bulbs for the entire exterior clearance, running, brake and signal lights of my 5ver. I will make a seperate post on which lights I ordered for where.
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:54 AM   #16
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Exterior LED upgrade

So while I was looking at remote control upgrades for the new awning lights, I decide to improve safety on the exterior lighting of the coach. I contacted Ron at Super Bright LEDs who was very helpful in deciding what to get in terms of clearance lights on the front, sides and rear of the coach. Here is what he suggested.

These are replacements for the 194 series of bulbs that are used in the clearance, side lighting and the one under the stairs. In total I ordered 13 of these. 7 in Amber and 6 in Red.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...rofit-car/206/

For the Brake/signal lights, he recommended these ones to replace the factory 3157 bulbs.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...ofit-car/1646/
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Old 06-29-2016, 10:12 PM   #17
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#9 on my list is now complete as I had a little time this evening so I tackled the Screen door hinge kit and the door handle/push bar or whatever you call it. Both were pretty easy. I am somewhat let down by the springs for the door closure kit though. I guess it would keep the door closed ish,...but not what I expected. The directions didn't help whatsoever but Youtube came through for me!! Lol

9 - Camco Screen door closure kit

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 06-29-2016, 10:19 PM   #18
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Well this was a pretty easy install. Just make sure if you are using a level to level the handle that your RV is level!! Lol. Anyway I figured it out and I really like this handle! This should be a standard thing I think.

One more checked off of my list!!

10 - Camco screen door cross bar

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 07-05-2016, 12:17 AM   #19
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New Maxxair Deluxe Fan w/remote

I decided to change out my cheap ceiling fan in the bathroom to the Maxxair 7500k deluxe fan with remote.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The instal took a total of about 4 hours but I am slow and didn't want to screw anything up. I Used Dicor 501 self levelling sealant and Dicor Butyl seal tape.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Step one was taking the old interior moulding off,..very easy. Only 4 screws. That exposed the wires which I cut. On my rig the white is the ground and the black is the positive.

step 2 was removing the old self levelling sealant from around the screws and the old fan lip. Removed the screws, used a bee keepers tool to pry the rest of the sealant off and the old fan free.

step 3 was applying butyl tape to the new sealant ring/lip for the new fan and screwing it down. At this point I applied the self levelling Dicor to all of the screws and around the entire perimeter of the lip or whatever it is called. I also used this time to inspect the rest of the sealant and repaired about 30 spots that were cracking or had been not sealed correctly by the factory. Get up on your roofs guys and inspects these!!

step 4 was soldering the connections for the new fan.

step 5 place the new fan on the seal and secure with the 4 supplied screws.

the roof portion is now done and onto the inside.

Tuck the wires up into the roof and secure the trim piece with the 4 supplied screws.

DONE!! WHOA!! What a difference from the old crappy thing that was in there!! Amazing!!!
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I actually took a video of the completed roof work and the interior work with the working fan but the file types are not compatible with this site i guess
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