Thank you both guys for the help. The dual battery project is a go. Dad said he will help with the installation and supply wiring/cables - even the battery - I just gotta come up with isolator, fuse and junction block (power for accessories). As I order parts for the battery and more wiring and end connnector for rocker switch projects, I will research more about inverters and order parts accordingly. The ammeter/voltmeter is a great suggestion. I found several types of LCD display on Amazon that might fit that bill. I can get my dad to install inverter - I just have to convince him.. He said it can be done but he does not like the idea of it sitting so far away from 2nd battery. He would rather have it closer, perhaps the foot space between passenger and driver at most - and from the inverter have a long extension cord to wherever I need it. I will see how it goes next week with installation when parts come in. Again it's not a necessity for me to have inverter installed. I see it as "I can use it but it's too big but I can't sell it as well so what do I do with it now" attitude.
I put it up on OfferUp, no bites - not even a lowball. Last night I was at parents for the fireworks, I talked things over with dad as he looked under the hood. First priority, remove switch control module for now. As the months went by I've been adding lights, etc to switch module and relays - it looks pretty messy. He agrees to adding 2nd battery and use that to power switches, relays and accessories (in a clean orderly fashion). He looked at the inverter sitting at the backseat, laughed and says I don't need it. Now I want it on more than ever now. Earlier today I made a list of what accessories I would be running and possibly even in the future and at most HP LaserJet printer. If that doesn't work, at most 2 Lamphus 7" LED Beacons @ 22 watts each at most prolly 4 to 6 hours of the day.
Yep. I do as well. It works fine. It's our HP LaserJet- that won't work. I've resorted to using a portable thermal ink printer for printing customer's invoice on the clutch, but I prefer the quality of laser print.
Selling it. Thank you Davester..when I say got it cheap it was practically free (with a discount given from a service I done for one of his business). I figured if it was done, it would have been nice. Portable generator was an option for me awhile back, but Milwaukee tools being so useful as of lately, there was never a need for one (also space was an issue as well).
So earlier tonight I got a great deal from one of my customer - a Tripp Lite 2000w inverter and remote control module. Part # PV2000FC for the inverter. He has them on every one of his work trucks and swears by them. This thing is huge. I've seen on YouTube where an individual placed his under the rear bench - but this thing, impossible. Do i need one this large? If anything I would use it for my laser printer, Milwaukee battery charger, etc - anything work related. Again prolly not, but I really got this inverter for a steal - and it's brand new (well hasn't been used yet). I would like to use it if possible, if anything be really creative where to safely mount it. If not, sell it. My question have you guys installed an inverter this size in your 1500? Also i would like to add dual battery setup. However where the space where the 2nd battery supposedly sits, I currently have my relays and my rocker switch module. You guys with dual batteries - where did you mount your relays and rocker switch control module safely under the hood?
I'm getting ready to build my relays tonight. Just waiting on Amazon truck (that ABS plastic sheet cannot be found locally). Also I wanted to try the 6 relay fuse holder for a cleaner look. 18sierra1500 I like your spot where you put your relays and in fact I will be putting mine in the same spot however where CrazyJokerr77 had mention is ideal, closer to the battery is better. However I checked mine, I just don't have the room. I want to able to have easier access to the relays if I have to make modifications/fix screwups. Did you make any changes yet since you last posted? Also i am aware of the GM upfitter switch panel, but I'm going custom panel box.. Also i like your acrylic pc case..something similar to that.
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I as well am looking for a 5 way switch panel! I was hoping you had one installed and I was hoping you found an ideal location. There are several brands I found that I really like (on the expensive side) but again I like reliability..prefer US made but I'll take anything if it's quality. I don't have the middle console like you do and I did install a single switch but it's at an obscure location. I ended up removing it and looking into the 5 way switch panel. I'm not scared of drilling holes anywhere in cabin I will show pics later..actually at court atm.
Beautiful job. That is very clean and organized. I would be very embarrassed to take a pic of my wires tangled underneath the dash. Just curious why that brand of rock lights? I initially brought what was very similar to your setup but ended up returning it and went with Procomp. It didn't last very long and the multicolor setup is illegal where I live i believe (california). Also did you throw in a on/off switch? Where?
I just got back around tonight just testing the difference of front video camera quality now that it sits higher than before. It looks better now that it sits higher. I am assuming interference light coming from the headlights. The rear camera looks the same, blurry. But now that I am thinking, it's prolly because light interference from the LED license plate light. The side cameras I have since moved to positions where they get cover from the top so that is probably a reason why the view quality seems better. Tomorrow morning I will fabricate a "helmet" for the front and rear cameras hopefully solving that issue. If it doesn't work going back to Amazon and checking out other cameras.
~ -40° to 200° F? God, that sounds almost military specs. LMK where you find these cameras. I purchased my setup from Amazon. Of course be careful, most electronic purchases are like "Harbor Freight" quality (not dissing HF because I own a Daytona 3 ton floor jack that I love and crapload of impact sockets), but you know what I mean. It's like, if you want rock lights or flood , buy ProComp, Rigid, KC HiLites , etc don't buy Amazon knockoffs...however I went the cheaper route on the cameras because it's still experimental for me.. As far as monitor I decided on RCA connection method. To me, I initially thought this connection is more "trouble free" than wireless/bluetooth. This is from reading reviews from others who installed this method. However maybe those products have improved in the last 4 to 6 months, I dunno. Here is the list of what I purchased. I can tell u how I feel about these items. Master Tailgaters Frameless Rear... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D8J14WB?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share I originally wanted the Master Tailgaters rear view mirror with the Onstar button but they didn't have any in stock on Amazon so I went with this rear view monitor BUT I lost the Onstar button. That is one of the cons of this mirror. I like the fact I can have 2 views at the same time. Video quality is dependent of the cameras. For what it is, it does look OEM. Good quality. Master Tailgaters License Plate... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DLFTMT2?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share Camera view should be as the same as our 8" monitor in REAR. What a POS. I bought 2, for front and rear. Camera sits too low for our trucks. I had to modify it and I remount it to my Go Rhino step guard. See pic. It now sits just as high as the one in the rear of truck. View quality is just horrible to view during the day and night. It's not comparable the 8" screen. I'm assuming any license plate cameras around the same price range (~$30) are of the same quality. Reverse Camera,Front,Side View... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074P17ZLF?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share For a cheap a$$ camera I'm really surprised. I already took truck at a car wash and I did spray hard right at it..i also own a professional steam pressure washer as well and shot 100° C water straight at it..still works fine. Lens are rotatable (Be careful not twist outer cap from shell threads or it will break). For $17, let's see how well it holds up.. Video 1 and 4 are the Master Tailgaters license plate frame cameras. Video 2 and 3 are the sides. Sorry for the long write-up. I'm sure I missed something and grammar messups..I'll fix later.
There are always those with the opinion I've never had to use it, therefore it's not necessary or needed. I dunno. I'm close to my 50's. I have a grandchild, safety comes first. Kinda like having a seatbelt. To the OP, having the front camera should be used only for the blindside of the front windshield. Area below hood..perhaps u might accidently run over a sleeping pet etc. Edit: grammar..it's late
My personal input, I just got 4 cameras installed since my truck only had the rear camera and tbh, I rather have the 8" monitor used only for music and Google maps/Android Auto. Initial thought for the front camera because parallel parking is a pain and not able to see if I'm going to hit a vehicle in front of me (again I have the lower end truck and it didn't come with proximity sensors like the high end trucks most of u guys own). Now I have it, there are some cons. I have the license plate style...it just sits way too low. You can pivot up another 5 or 10° but it's not the way to go. The camera should sit below the M of GMC, or have a lifted truck to abate the height difference. Also at this height at night you just see the glare of rear lights of vehicles. The rear license plate height is just Okay..I wish I had it sit a little higher. The sides are not typical but it's set up for my benefit. Most of u have these on the mirrors. I am still testing the cameras. It's on a trial run..the rear view monitor has passed my test..the cameras I am definitely switching out in a week. Going to see how it holds up
While mine is not a true dual exhaust, I did had to get my exhaust system modified to fit my Hellwig sway bar to fit. I also had to get rid of spare tire as well which I don't mind because it was too small to begin with. I am planning to change knuckle to add 3" more lift so since Hellwig is down the street I am getting longer linkage to for the added height. Please note my sway bar SHOULD be level, currently it is not. The longer linkage fixes that issue once lift is done.
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