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In Topic: Mods To My New 2018 Outback 325 Bh

14 September 2020 - 06:17 PM

 

Kyle-  Been just over a year since the last post.  Would love to see some of your additions and projects.  Specifically the range hood and what you did for suspension.  Anything else changed or upgraded?  Like looking at different ideas.  I have not done much lately other than spin the tongue jack head of the BAL7.1 system so I can open my tailgate.
 
Also, for your indoor LED's, did you just grab power from a local outlet?  How are you switching them on/off?  Also considering doing some external LED's under the unit.  Hate having the awning white LED's or orange light on as they attract a million bugs that all fly in as soon as you open the door.

All my led lights I got 12 volt power from the source close to each control unit. Different place for each strip. All stuff was bought from amazon. I got control boxes that come with remotes to control the lights. 1 remote can control 4 boxes. Besides the suspension that I just did. No need for more upgrades I did everything I wanted to get done. My led lights strips are under camper on living side. Around outside kitchen. Replaced awning lights with them. Inside they are around the under of the island, behind tv. And in kitchen nook up high where all you see is the light emitted.

Suspension I did road armor with full wet bolts and heavy duty shackle straps. Huge difference way smoother towing. I can feel it in the truck.

The low pro range hood broke the second time we turned it on. So I put the old back up and got my money back.

If you want to know about something specific just let me know. Camper is in storage but I can explain a lot.


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Do you recall which heavy duty shackle and wet bolt kit you used?  Getting ready to order mine.  I and still debating between the MorRyde and the Road armor kits but leaning toward Road Armor.  Cant seem to figure out which shackle and wet bolt kit to go with however.  Thanks

Do not remember the brand of the shackles and wet bolts kit. I called e trailer and they walked me through figuring out what I needed and sold me the kit along with the road armor suspension. Road armor was not part of the kit. But the heavy duty shackles and wet bolt kit was a kit.


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In Topic: Mods To My New 2018 Outback 325 Bh

25 June 2020 - 07:56 AM

 

 

Kyle-  Been just over a year since the last post.  Would love to see some of your additions and projects.  Specifically the range hood and what you did for suspension.  Anything else changed or upgraded?  Like looking at different ideas.  I have not done much lately other than spin the tongue jack head of the BAL7.1 system so I can open my tailgate.
 
Also, for your indoor LED's, did you just grab power from a local outlet?  How are you switching them on/off?  Also considering doing some external LED's under the unit.  Hate having the awning white LED's or orange light on as they attract a million bugs that all fly in as soon as you open the door.

All my led lights I got 12 volt power from the source close to each control unit. Different place for each strip. All stuff was bought from amazon. I got control boxes that come with remotes to control the lights. 1 remote can control 4 boxes. Besides the suspension that I just did. No need for more upgrades I did everything I wanted to get done. My led lights strips are under camper on living side. Around outside kitchen. Replaced awning lights with them. Inside they are around the under of the island, behind tv. And in kitchen nook up high where all you see is the light emitted.

Suspension I did road armor with full wet bolts and heavy duty shackle straps. Huge difference way smoother towing. I can feel it in the truck.

The low pro range hood broke the second time we turned it on. So I put the old back up and got my money back.

If you want to know about something specific just let me know. Camper is in storage but I can explain a lot.


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Did you use the same LED lights for outside as you did inside?  Recall what brand?  How was the suspension job to do on your own?  Did you floor jack plus jack stand on one side at a time?  Anything especially hard?  Thanks again.  Great stuff!
 
Kyle-  Sorry to keep bothering you but you have been a great help.  I want to pick your brain on the exterior LED's a bit more.  Where did you tap the 12V and where di you mount them?  I like the LED strip under the awning for lighting the site, but it attracts an insane amount of bugs that fly right into the camper every time the door opens.  So I try to keep it off and would prefer lighting (probably blue) under the camper.  Ideally I would like to add them to the in command system so I can use my phone to control them like I do the rest of the lights, but a seperate remote would be fine if that's too difficult.  Same question for places like the kitchen island.  Where are you finding 12V?  I have a 110 outlet there (and have not dug into it too much) but dont thin there are any obviously 12V wires.  And when you do find 12V what type connector are you using to tap that wire? 
 
I'm planning to buy a few indoor strips and outdoor LED strips in the next few weeks so your help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks!


I ran strips on the crane under RV. Replaced led light strip in awning with multi colored led light. Pulled old out of track and put new in track. If you turn your light to like a orange or yellow the light does not attract many bugs at all. Go multi colored so you can use what color you need. For the awning light I ran the wires into the bathroom through the hole the manufacturer used to run there wires. For the under side I drilled a hole into the baggage compartment.

Not sure how to hook to in command system as I do not have it. But if you get multi colored it is not setup to change color just turn on and off. I always mount led strip control boxes inside out of the weather.

As for the island I found 12 v power and tapped into it by soldering it to the 12v power wire. There are 12v everywhere in a camper. Sometimes tapped into by a light and sometimes something else. It has been over 2 years since installed so not real sure what it was in the island. May have been power to the propane detector but do not remember for sure.


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In Topic: Mods To My New 2018 Outback 325 Bh

25 June 2020 - 07:49 AM

 

Kyle-  Been just over a year since the last post.  Would love to see some of your additions and projects.  Specifically the range hood and what you did for suspension.  Anything else changed or upgraded?  Like looking at different ideas.  I have not done much lately other than spin the tongue jack head of the BAL7.1 system so I can open my tailgate.
 
Also, for your indoor LED's, did you just grab power from a local outlet?  How are you switching them on/off?  Also considering doing some external LED's under the unit.  Hate having the awning white LED's or orange light on as they attract a million bugs that all fly in as soon as you open the door.

All my led lights I got 12 volt power from the source close to each control unit. Different place for each strip. All stuff was bought from amazon. I got control boxes that come with remotes to control the lights. 1 remote can control 4 boxes. Besides the suspension that I just did. No need for more upgrades I did everything I wanted to get done. My led lights strips are under camper on living side. Around outside kitchen. Replaced awning lights with them. Inside they are around the under of the island, behind tv. And in kitchen nook up high where all you see is the light emitted.

Suspension I did road armor with full wet bolts and heavy duty shackle straps. Huge difference way smoother towing. I can feel it in the truck.

The low pro range hood broke the second time we turned it on. So I put the old back up and got my money back.

If you want to know about something specific just let me know. Camper is in storage but I can explain a lot.


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Did you use the same LED lights for outside as you did inside?  Recall what brand?  How was the suspension job to do on your own?  Did you floor jack plus jack stand on one side at a time?  Anything especially hard?  Thanks again.  Great stuff!
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I did 1 side at a time with my own jacks. You are not suppose to lift the wheels off the ground with the auto level.


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In Topic: Mods To My New 2018 Outback 325 Bh

11 June 2020 - 05:13 PM

Kyle-  Been just over a year since the last post.  Would love to see some of your additions and projects.  Specifically the range hood and what you did for suspension.  Anything else changed or upgraded?  Like looking at different ideas.  I have not done much lately other than spin the tongue jack head of the BAL7.1 system so I can open my tailgate.
 
Also, for your indoor LED's, did you just grab power from a local outlet?  How are you switching them on/off?  Also considering doing some external LED's under the unit.  Hate having the awning white LED's or orange light on as they attract a million bugs that all fly in as soon as you open the door.


All my led lights I got 12 volt power from the source close to each control unit. Different place for each strip. All stuff was bought from amazon. I got control boxes that come with remotes to control the lights. 1 remote can control 4 boxes. Besides the suspension that I just did. No need for more upgrades I did everything I wanted to get done. My led lights strips are under camper on living side. Around outside kitchen. Replaced awning lights with them. Inside they are around the under of the island, behind tv. And in kitchen nook up high where all you see is the light emitted.

Suspension I did road armor with full wet bolts and heavy duty shackle straps. Huge difference way smoother towing. I can feel it in the truck.

The low pro range hood broke the second time we turned it on. So I put the old back up and got my money back.

If you want to know about something specific just let me know. Camper is in storage but I can explain a lot.


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