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Old 05-06-2015, 06:25 PM   #41
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Better to have grease spin art than to have burned out bearings....
It's not an either/or choice. You can have no "grease spin art", no ruined brakes, and no burned out bearings, simply with normal maintenance.
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:28 PM   #42
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I don't understand the need for these either--either the expense or the time involved installing lights. I had only one dark upper cabinet (rear driver's side); it was kind of junky because all my dry goods were in there. Slapping on an inexpensive puck light solved that problem and it's still good after two years on the same battery.

We had the drops added, but not for lights. I've already used two of them for various tech gadgets, and it's handy to have a source of 12v power overhead. I don't think I would have added them just for lights, because we haven't found cabinet lighting necessary -- yet. If we ever need it I think a cheap battery operated puck light is an easier solution.
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:29 PM   #43
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What the makers of these Trailer axles should do is use automotive grade sealed bearings and that would be that!
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:36 PM   #44
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I don't understand the need for these either--either the expense or the time involved installing lights. I had only one dark upper cabinet (rear driver's side); it was kind of junky because all my dry goods were in there. Slapping on an inexpensive puck light solved that problem and it's still good after two years on the same battery.
In the same vein, you could have bought a cheap used Scamp (or whatever), and it would still be useful two years later, instead of spending money on a more expensive Escape. Some of us prefer things done a better way is all.

What is nice about installed 12V LED strip lights is the amount of light they give off, and the fact that it fills the entire length of the upper cabinet with bright light. Plus, having the switch handy is a bonus too.

We tried the push button puck light, and abandoned it, as it did not shine everywhere. After putting in the LED strips, I got the biggest hug and thanks from my wife. That along was worth the effort. Besides, it is not that tough at all.

As you can see by the window, this shot was taken in full daylight, and still lit things up great.

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Old 05-06-2015, 06:36 PM   #45
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What the makers of these Trailer axles should do is use automotive grade sealed bearings and that would be that!
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Have to ask Reace why he doesn't use them.
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:41 PM   #46
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Should be standard, like a vehicle
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:51 AM   #47
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We got the cubbies next to the bathroom and it is one of our favorite options.
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:48 AM   #48
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FirstJim, those are very nice lights. We will just have some poor excuse for lights compared to you! I see you have a different monitor.
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Old 05-07-2015, 12:06 PM   #49
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FirstJim, those are very nice lights. We will just have some poor excuse for lights compared to you! I see you have a different monitor.
Hey, just so long as we are both happy with what we have, all is good.

This is a previous monitor they used, but it does work okay for us, so we are good with it. Not the best battery monitor, but I have a meter that plugs into a DC outlet if I want more accuracy.
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Old 05-07-2015, 02:08 PM   #50
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We were doing the build sheet on our 2016 model 21' and were told the bike ready feature was standard on the 2016 model, no up charge. I believe a couple other items became standard also. Of course the 2016 had a price increase so it all balances out.
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