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Old 06-12-2011, 04:38 PM   #61
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Thanks..I'm gonna try that!
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:43 PM   #62
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Here are some pictures of the LEDs that I (and jpeake) picked up on ebay.

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Stock light vs 42 LED, Stock is slightly brighter, but of course hotter and uses (much) more power.

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Left is 25 LED Right 42 LED, almost seems like the 25 LED might be brighter, but it's really hard to say.

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Over all, I'm happy with the LED lights and really like (very low) power usage
What does it cost to change out one of these double bulb RV lights to the LED`s? I`m thinking I would only need a few changed over for boondocking and just not use the other lights, is that what you did?
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What does it cost to change out one of these double bulb RV lights to the LED`s? I`m thinking I would only need a few changed over for boondocking and just not use the other lights, is that what you did?
The 42 LED bulbs are about $5/each and the 25 LED bulbs are $3 from ebay seller "dl-autotech". He has a good stock, ships super fast and shipping is free

I would go with the 42 LED version for max power savings. Same brightness as the 25 LED version but close to half the power. But even the 25 LED bulbs are 90% less than the stock 921's.
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Dry camped this weekend with my crappy Interstate HD24-DP (37Ah) and all LED lights in the trailer. It was cold at night, in the 40's so we ran the furnace at 65 degrees both nights. Battery made it all weekend, but it was getting pretty low. I discharged it more than i should have. The LED's performed well, that little battery would never have made it without them.

I ended up replacing every bulb in the trailer, even the ones over the sink that i was gonna leave 921. I am happy with it and will be sticking with the LED bulbs. But I may make a couple changes.

I see the Command Electronic kits (the K-900, 0.47 A), but those are way too bright for my taste. But they also have a smaller board (K-0031 0.33 A), 21 LED's instead of 30 for $18.95. I may get four of those and put them in the double fixtures in the main living area. They are as bright as the stock 921, and still save lots of power. Might be a good compromise of brightness, power and money. I am just worried that running them will make my other LED's look too blue by contrast...

I also see now that the crappy little battery the dealer installed needs to go. I think I may try the Sam's Club golf cart batteries, and put the Interstate in my kid's Gator.
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snip......I also see now that the crappy little battery the dealer installed needs to go. I think I may try the Sam's Club golf cart batteries, and put the Interstate in my kid's Gator.
May want to consider two 6V deep cycle golf cart batteries thus reducing the depth-of-discharge on your weekend dry camping trips (increase battery life). The furnace motor is one of the bigger amp hogs, especially maintaining higher temps.

My twin 6V upgrade: https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthread.php?t=2752

I went with the K-900 UPG LED's, but I didn't put two LED boards in every twin light fixture, just went with one LED board and pulled the remaining bulb.

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May want to consider two 6V deep cycle golf cart batteries thus reducing the depth-of-discharge on your weekend dry camping trips (increase battery life). The furnace motor is one of the bigger amp hogs, especially maintaining higher temps.

My twin 6V upgrade: https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthread.php?t=2752

I went with the K-900 UPG LED's, but I didn't put two LED boards in every twin light fixture, just went with one LED board and pulled the remaining bulb.

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I've had that thread bookmarked already. Excellent write up and will be my reference when I take the plunge. Were you the guy that did the bogart monitoring system also? That is a pretty slick little gadget.
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snip......Were you the guy that did the bogart monitoring system also? That is a pretty slick little gadget.
Yes......, and the Tri-Metric by Bogart Engineering is a great tool for the boondocker.

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I noticed that my rig came with 2 12v batteries standard. Is that normal or a extra upgrade on the Eagle.
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I noticed that my rig came with 2 12v batteries standard. Is that normal or a extra upgrade on the Eagle.
that's cool! what batteries are they?
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I noticed that my rig came with 2 12v batteries standard. Is that normal or a extra upgrade on the Eagle.
Since you don't have hydraulic landing gear and/or slides, the RV dealer supplied/installed them. I know that some dealers install two 6V Marine/RV batteries in lieu of one 12V Marine/RV battery, but two 12V Marine/RV batteries is new to me. It's possible that do to all the electric features (rear/front jacks, awning, slides, 90 AMP converter, etc.) on the Eagle and Pinnacle FW's that two 12V's are required for AMP capacity.

Good question, hope someone has the answer.

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ps: FW's with hydraulic landing gear and/or slides the factory will supply/install the battery so that the RV transporters can operate the hydraulics.
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