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    Re: CarterKraft TQ290 mod thread

    I recently upgraded the tow vehicle to a 2018 F-350 with the ultimate camera system.
    I purchased the camera/TPMS system off E-bay and have started the install on the trailer.

    TIP: I found various part numbers for this kit. The most current part number is HC3Z-19G490-J and has a retail price I have found for $550ish. I found the earlier version of the kit with no discernible difference at $360ish price and purchased that kit and I can't tell the difference, it is part HC3J-1A515-AA.

    The connectors are rather large and thus have very large grommets to seal the holes that have to be created.
    I am not a super fan of that, but I am getting worn down trying to perfect everything so I socked a 1" hole in it and used the as supplied Ford grommet.

    I'll update this with more details as I get the various parts installed.

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    Re: CarterKraft TQ290 mod thread

    Another nice mod (entrance door window) - thanks for sharing.
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    Re: CarterKraft TQ290 mod thread

    Just went through this tread.
    Nice work. Keep it up !!!!
    All the changes you do now you will enjoy for many years to come. I have a lot of Mod's that I have done and think back and say to myself "way didn't I do these things on my last few RV's"
    This forum has empowered me to dive in go for it.

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    Re: CarterKraft TQ290 mod thread

    Thanks Jerrod it means allot coming from one of the Masters.

    I have some other completed mods that I have not added but now the thread is open again I will get them up.
    Quote Originally Posted by jesstalkn View Post
    Just went through this tread.
    Nice work. Keep it up !!!!
    All the changes you do now you will enjoy for many years to come. I have a lot of Mod's that I have done and think back and say to myself "way didn't I do these things on my last few RV's"
    This forum has empowered me to dive in go for it.

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    Re: CarterKraft TQ290 mod thread

    My interior has all LED lights which is great but they are pretty bright (also good) but at night when I'm trying to relax or set the "mood" I would like it toned down some.
    JR product sells LED dimmers that are really nice but they are $60ish dollars each. That's too rich for this tight ***.
    I bought 2 of these PWM LED Dimmers off Amazon for $10. This isn't the same brand name I used but they look identical.

    In the bedroom I have a single switch in done paneling of the closet that the back is removable due to being the wire chase co the roof. It was easy to gut the circuit board out of the plastic box and zip tie it inside the chase. I drilled a 1/4 hole for the potentiometer to stick through.
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    That was the easy one. The living room switch is in the slide wall itself and has a large rocker switch cover on it. I had to enlarge the hole in the paneling to allow the circuit board to fit in the wall. The easy way would be to just surface mount the dimmer, but that ain't how I roll. There was just barely enough room to allow the potentiometer to be mounted to the side of the rocker cover hiding it somewhat from view.
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    In both cases you have to break the + and - going to the LED. This might be difficult in some installs but on both of mine the negative was in the same chase as the positive, infact they are duplex cables (two wires joined in the middle) like a lamp cord or trailer wire. There is a fire danger with the exposed circuit boards but I think being inside a wall with little to no air it would suppress any thermal event. Fingers crossed....
    They are awesome to have, you can dim from barely any light at all to max in 3/4 turn. I am going to put another one on the reading light above the bed.

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    Re: CarterKraft TQ290 mod thread

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    Re: CarterKraft TQ290 mod thread

    Nice work on the dimmers! Love the look of the one done in the switch case.
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    Re: CarterKraft TQ290 mod thread

    Very nice and much more affordable.

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    Re: CarterKraft TQ290 mod thread

    Got the start of my DIY "level-enuf" system installed finally. I'll start wiring it this week when my parts come in.

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    Re: CarterKraft TQ290 mod thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CarterKraft View Post
    Got the start of my DIY "level-enuf" system installed finally. I'll start wiring it this week when my parts come in.
    "Level-Enuf" - this ought to be good
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