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Old 08-20-2014, 10:52 PM   #1
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Mod My Traverse Updated led strip light!

I just bought my 2 nd class b after 15 years with my knight hill custom class b. I needed more sleeping space and newer.
After many years secretly lusting after westy's but not into constant vw repairs.
I had seen the Smb's but they are $$ and more than need in off road dept.
The traverse is between a west and and smb sort of.
I found out about the traverse and found a used one.
It's a 2002 100 km ish garage kept by previous owner and has instant hot water upgrade and core racing mag wheels.
So far I have list of mods that I want to do..
1)LED lights**

This is done
2) add USB ports
This is done

3) add digital furnace thermostat
4)reflectix solar window liners for hot days

5)k&n air filter
Done
6) grill bug screen and hood bug deflector
Done
I modded a 2003 grill screen I got for cheap and Ava bugflector ll 40% off on sale from lordco

7) led strip lights in closets with switches , under sink with micro switch, and along floor under counter
8)window screens for front windows and side door
Got some very nice skeeter Beeter screens

9) shelf in under sink
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:59 AM   #2
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Re: My new (to me) Traverse

Looks nice! The Traverse model is a nice van. I seriously considered buying one a few times.
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:36 AM   #3
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Thanks Just got back from my 4th trip out with it. Really liking the open concept.
Need some roof racks for canoe.. and a door galley...Been busy soldering
Have lights installed in the two storage closets now waiting for my switches to arrive so I can finish
Sure looks nice and bright
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:16 PM   #4
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Re: Mod My Traverse Updated led strip light!

Where are the double USB ports from? Those are nice.
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:44 AM   #5
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Re: Mod My Traverse Updated led strip light!

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Where are the double USB ports from? Those are nice.
Blue Sea makes some nice ones....

http://www.bluesea.com/products/1016/Du ... t/featured

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywor ... wq9ti4to_e


IIRC, you can mount them with or without the square flange
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Re: Mod My Traverse Updated led strip light!

I was thinking of wiring in USB outlets like that, but decided to go with the type that mount in a 12v cigarette lighter outlet. To me it seemed more versatile to wire a 12v outlet and use the removable dual-USB adapters. That way I had more flexibility and more 12v outlets at hand.

Something like this:

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I was thinking of wiring in USB outlets like that, but decided to go with the type that mount in a 12v cigarette lighter outlet. To me it seemed more versatile to wire a 12v outlet and use the removable dual-USB adapters. That way I had more flexibility and more 12v outlets at hand.

Something like this:
I was using those, but really not many things use those auto style plugs anymore...
I have usb powered micro fans and usb powered led lights called Goal zero luna lights from REI.
http://www.rei.com/product/827082/go...luna-led-light
They are flex neck led reading lights .
I needed more low voltage power for charging phones iPads and batteries etc. so these made more sense than auto style plugs. Just about every thing can be found in a usb version it seems. we do however have 12v hair dryer for my wife it of course uses auto plug.
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