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Old 04-23-2012, 12:41 PM   #1936
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Just duct tape a couple pillows up there, you'll be fine
Duct tape? I am sure there is a fancy 8020 fitting to attach those pillows.
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:51 PM   #1937
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Duct tape? I am sure there is a fancy 8020 fitting to attach those pillows.
No doubt. I apologize. Must have just finished reading a KLR thread
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:46 PM   #1938
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I have to admit.. on Saturday night after I nearly knocked myself out on the thing... I would have duct taped some socks or something to it but I was seeing stars and couldn't find the duct tape
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:15 PM   #1939
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:51 AM   #1940
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3 days and no posts - slacker!

I'm dying to see how this all turns out.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:15 AM   #1941
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Wiring begins this weekend. I have something like 9 inbound boxes with various led light options (6 different styles to try), switch panels, breakers, etc.

The UPS lady knows me by name
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:18 AM   #1942
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Hopefully its a cute UPS lady, like the one that has been circulating over the inter-webs for some time now..
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:34 AM   #1943
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:35 AM   #1944
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Hopefully its a cute UPS lady, like the one that has been circulating over the inter-webs for some time now..
unfortunately it is not her

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Old 04-26-2012, 08:36 AM   #1945
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:59 AM   #1946
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Once again we find ourselves trying to rush a bunch of things so we can play with the van again. This time, in two weeks we're going to Moab with the dirtbikes and the mountainbikes (I better get the trailer light wiring finished ) for 5 days of off the grid camping.

Goals before we go:

-ceiling insulation
-house batteries installed with charger
-some of the lighting installed
-maybe fridge installed
-not-likely-but-I-sure-wish solar installed
-rewire overhead fan to work off house batteries
-rewire stereo, amp & subwoofer to work off house batteries (yay! I get to pull the dash again! -ugh)

Nobody local has anything cool in the way of marine supplies.. so I've been burning a hole in my wallet with amazon prime.
One of the first decisions is lights....

Lighting goal:
-all LED warm light (3k .. I hate blue light).
-3 or 4 downlights installed in the bottom of each overhead cabinet
-8 bigger downlights installed in the ceiling (4 rows of 2 or 2 rows of 4 depending on how your noggin works )
-strip lighting INSIDE each of the cabinets the full length.. so when you are trying to find something you can light it up inside and find it.
-2 adjustable reading lights on the back end of each cabinet (over our heads) each with their own off/on toggles.

again.. everything has to be WARM led light. Maybe it is because I've had lasik twice.. but when my eyes are tired at night they want soft yellow relaxing light in this spectrum:


Here's the first two sample lights that have arrived (it is going to be hard to choose)

Light1:
is kind of an aviation looking thing...

the ball is able to swivel to a maximum deflection of:


Light2:
more of a flush mount light.. very similar to light #1

maximum tilt:


.... both of these lights are candidates for the "under cabinet" lights.. i.e. they would be evenly spaced in the bottom of this cabinet and its matching one that isn't built yet:


...still more lights should arrive today and again on monday.





Switch Panel:

I'm going to give this 8 gang LED lit switch/fuse panel a try. This really was a shot in the dark as I had no idea what it really looked like and I couldn't find a single photo of what the back of it was setup like whatsoever - not even on the manufacturer's website. Everyone just had the same front face canned image

I think it's pretty cool... the switches are recessed in a "wave" so if you brush against the panel you shouldn't toggle them.



...and I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is for the most part pre-wired. I half expected this thing to show up with raw switches and raw fuses in the back and require me to do all this part. As it is, blade connectors on the ends of wires and I'm good to go




... it came with some labels. Not many of which are useful for what we're doing.. I'll have to get creative and come up with something unless I wanna hear "honey? which light is the anchor light again?"



I don't think 8 switches are enough. The cool thing is that I can get a matching 6gang or 4gang panel when I need more toggles.

...to be continued.

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Old 04-27-2012, 07:05 AM   #1947
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The tallest sand dunes in North America - 750 feet





The view from the top looking back.. the Sprinter is that little white spec in the parking lot in the distance on the right edge of the photo



I'll take this view over the view from a 75 story building any day.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:05 AM   #1948
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Well I'd tell you where to put the "Blower" and "Trim Tabs" stickers but I'm afraid you'd be sleeping outside
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:09 AM   #1949
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I just noticed they spelled "freshwater" wrong on the Freshwater Pump sticker



I'm definitely going to use that sticker when we install the outdoor shower
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:33 AM   #1950
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Someone asked me about sound insulation in the overhead cabinet..

The overhead cabinet is pretty substantial (read: heavy)... so instead of putting luxury liner pro in the bottom I went with damplifier which is quite a bit lighter

Sorry for crappy cel phone pics:

Here's the inside bottom of the cabinet with the damplifier attached


..and then the cabinet bottom itself. quite a bear to wrestle into place by myself.. it's 8 feet long and had to fit into the 80/20 slots on all 4 edges so it is all routed, etc around the outside.


Each of the four cabinet doors do have luxury liner pro on the back as I've found the extra mass on the doors is great.. it makes them feel solid and reduces any chance of rattles from them in their slots (which are a non-issue as long as I get my routing depth perfect)

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