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LED lighting is about as cheap a mod as you can do Tom. I added them to my island, under the stairs, and under the bathroom sink. The 16' strips were only $9 each and easy to shorten or lengthen if need be. You could use the same strips to run the length of the trailer underneath in your choice of colors or clear.
 
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That's exactly what I was thinking, though I'll have to use waterproof underneath. I'm thinking of wiring directly into the motion-sensing light in the pantry so it's all tied into one.

Rodney, which LED strips did you use?
 
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:32 AM
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I would use waterproof no mater where you install them Tom. The price is almost the same and the quality is much better. The ones I bought aren't on Amazon anymore but they are all pretty much the same...
 
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Good call on waterproof everywhere.

Almost forgot...first BIG mod will be slide toppers on all 4 slides.
 
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Yep, the waterproof have that nice rubber coating over the entire strip. The non waterproof ones are all exposed and fragile.

What kind of toppers are you getting?
 
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What kind of toppers are you getting?
I'm not sure yet. Most of that will depend on who offers what we need for the dining room slide. There is an awning on it already, and a tight clearance between the slide and the main awning arm, so I will have to see who makes the best options for that. I prefer to keep them all the same for uniformity...I'm pretty **** like that.
 
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I would opt for a "full cover" model whether you go Dometic or Carefree. It's a touch more money but will withstand branches sliding along as you navigate tight campgrounds. Well worth the upcharge IMO...
 
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Thanks for the tip. Yeah, we will likely go with the full cover. We camp in some state parks, so some spots are tight and the extra protection will be nice to have.

Any opinion on Dometic vs. Carefree?
 
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Equal really. I'd go with whomever is on sale...
 
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Usually the dealer installed ones are better quality than most RV manufacturers put on. Either one of the choices you mentioned are fine. Like Rodney said, whichever is cheaper.
 
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Thanks guys! Looks like mods will likely have to wait another week. Calling for snow starting tomorrow afternoon through Saturday morning, so don't really want to deal with snowy roads for the 6 hour round trip.
 
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Be sure to wash that frame after you make the trek home Tom. Road salt and Lippert's crappy paint job on your frame will not play nice...
 
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Be sure to wash that frame after you make the trek home Tom. Road salt and Lippert's crappy paint job on your frame will not play nice...
Yeah, that's another thing keeping me from it. If the roads are dry, we'll likely make the trip then give it a good wash off when we get it home. If it's wet, ain't gonna happen because the salt will be up in everything and you just can't get that off easily. Giving it a full bath when it's 20 degrees out doesn't sound like fun.
 
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Crazy times Rodney! Glad to hear it's back on.

I started a new job this week (after calling to discuss my opportunity and possibly giving my two weeks notice last week, then being told no need, don't come back tomorrow) with a client that I have been consulting with for over 15 years. It's a move I likely should have made years ago.

Got a text this morning and our new Reflection 311 BHS showed up at the dealer this morning. The trip to pick it up will be Saturday after the kids' archery meet! Can't wait. Perk of the new job...one week in and I get next Monday off for a holiday, so we'll spend it loading the new fiver and planning some mods!
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Be sure to wash that frame after you make the trek home Tom. Road salt and Lippert's crappy paint job on your frame will not play nice...
YES...... My Montana frame was a rusty mess. It was delivered to Meridian ID January 2016...... I picked it up mid-January 2016 and towed her home in snow the end of January.

Spring of 2017 I power wire brushed the entire frame......lots of rust.....primed and painted the entire frame. That was so much fun.......
 

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