Enter to Win $300 of LED Lights in the New RVgeeks Giveaway!

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Converting our RV lights from incandescent, fluorescent and halogen to cool, energy-efficient LEDs was the most satisfying mod we’ve done in nearly 13 years on the road. So we’re pleased to be offering $300 worth of LEDs as the prize in our latest RVgeeks Giveaway!

On Sunday, February 14, 2016 one lucky viewer will win a $300 Online Shopping Certificate to our favorite LED supplier, M4 Products. A big Thanks! to Steve, the owner of M4, for providing this great prize and the special discount too!

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If you’ve seen our previous videos in this series, you know what big fans of M4 Products we are. As a fellow RVer (as well as an engineer), Steve is incredibly knowledgeable about LED applications for RVs, and the quality of his products is obvious. We’ve looked at, and tried, our fair share of LED bulbs, and M4’s are the best quality and value we’ve found. Learn more (and don’t forget your RVGEEKS5 discount code to save on your entire order) here:

M4Products.com

Thanks to our good friends Jason & Nikki Wynn for the cameo appearance in the video. Follow their adventures here:

GoneWithTheWynns.com

Be sure to enter the contest, and good luck!


Visit www.M4products.com and enter the Discount Code “RVgeeks5”
at checkout to receive a 5% discount on your entire order!


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On Sunday, February 14th, 2016 at 5:00PM Pacific Time, one lucky RVgeeks viewer will win a $300 M4 LED Products Online Shopping Certificate! Use the form below to enter for your chance to win the same awesome LED lights that we use in our own RV.

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Comments 54

  1. Flying up to New Hampshire next week to pick up our new motorhome and then driving back here to Texas. Love your videos and How To’s they’ve been a big help, thanks! However, in this video, what really peaked my interest was that nifty looking round cheese cutter thingy? What is that?

    Thanks again

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      Congratulations Tom & Bonnie on your upcoming RV purchase! Very excited for you. :)

      We LOVE that you spotted our favorite cheese accessory! Well, it’s actually as much “conversation piece” as a way to serve cheese. The evening we shot this video was the first time we showed it to our friends Nikki & Jason, and they loved it, too. It was actually a gift to us, but we liked it to much, we’ve also given one as a gift.

      It’s made by Beekman 1820 (in upstate NY as I recall). It’s called the “Ghoast Maker” and sold as stand-alone item, or as a bundle with Beekman’s fantastic Ghoast cheese. It’s a little pricey, but a nice splurge and a great gift. We actually just checked their website, and it’s currently out of stock: http://shop.beekman1802.com/search?q=ghoast

      But we found the same exact thing (a little cheaper even) here: http://amzn.to/2m4c6um

      It seems to work with any round cheese, and the type we were serving to Nikki & Jason that night was actually one of our favorites: P’tit Basque, which we buy at Costco. It’s also available online: http://amzn.to/2mOGNlw

      Enjoy!

  2. Thanks a bunch. At 61, I’m a slow learner, and need plenty of help. You guys have helped in ways you can’t possibly realize! Keep up the good work.

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      Thanks Glenn, So great to hear. Based on your question, we just talked to Steve, and we’re going to finally go ahead with our basement bulbs! Ours are really easy ones to do… just plug & play. So that you don’t have to wait for the video (of course there will be one!), here are the type we’ll probably be going with: http://www.m4products.com/1156-30-2835-cw-1141-cool-white-economy-2835-smd-light-bulb-with-round-base/

      They’re single-contact push & turn bulbs, which means they install in half a second with no tools. If you buy anything from M4, don’t forget that the “rvgeeks” discount code saves 5%!

  3. This is a question, rather than a comment. I’ve watched your LED upgrade videos with great interest, but what I haven’t seen, is whether or not you upgraded your Basement/Storage lighting, and if so, what did you use?

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      Hi Glenn! We’ve held off upgrading our basement lights because they’re not on all that much. But your timing is amazing, as we’re meeting Steve from M4 LEDs at his new shop tomorrow to caravan out into the desert with him for some ATVing. We’ll ask him what he recommends, and maybe we’ll go ahead and do them. Of course we’ll make a video about it if we do!

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  4. I will be entering every day, but when I tried to earn extra by entering it on FB, it said the link was not safe and would not let me post unless I removed the link????

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      Hi Valerie! Facebook is not one of the options for receiving extra entries… only Twitter & Pinterest. We use Giveaway tools, and they don’t interface with Facebook. Sorry, but we appreciate your efforts. Best of luck in the contest!

  5. I viewed all your videos about upgrading to LEDs, and I want to know how you determined which bulb models you needed to order from M4 Products. We have a Newmar Ventana MH. Thanks.

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      Hi David,

      The easiest way to get started is to look at the base of the bulb and determine if it’s a wedge base, bi-pin base, or single contact. M4’s website has everything broken out that way. From there, you can determine the color you want (cool white, natural white or warm white). The number of LEDs will determine the brightness of the bulb.

      If you have questions about which is the correct replacement for the bulb you have, Steve at M4 is always available to help. But you may want to try ordering a few samples first… different colors and/or different brightnesses to determine what will work for you. Because there are so many options, it can take a little trial-and-error to determine what will work best for you.

      Hope this helps!

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  6. As a new owner, I would have been lost without you. Thanks for all your knowledge and help and keep up the great work!

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  7. You didn’t do a video of the Samsung Refer install by chance did you? How do you keep the doors closed? I’m going to be installing mine next month, so I’m fairly curious. Also how are you powering it?

    Love your videos guys!

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      Thanks Don! We did the fridge upgrade before we started making videos, so sorry, no footage. We use a Velcro strap around the fridge door handles, plus one across the front of the freezer, which is attached to tiny eyelets that we screwed into the wood frame around the fridge on each side. Not fancy, but discreet when the straps are removed and gets the job done. By the way, it is the greatest fridge ever! Hope you love it as much as we do.

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      Sorry… We’re powering our fridge off our 2800 watt pure sine inverter. It draws a pretty small amount of power. We wanted to add 2 extra house batteries, but no room for them. ?

  8. Now if I could only get my hubby to boondock! He has to have his TV 24/7! TV & internet is his vise! I’d love to try. Maybe the lights would leave more energy for a few hours of TV. LOL

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  9. As promised you delivered another time lapse. Well done.

    Quick question: in the video it looks like you have almost every light in the house turned on. Now that you have converted to LED, you left all the lights on how many hours would the house batteries last?

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      Glad you liked the time lapse, John! Thanks again to Jason for teaching me how. Great question about the battery draw. So we just did a test. We went around the RV and turned on every single light that was on in the video, which included all of our (former) incandescent & halogen fixtures, including the patio light, but did not include any of our (former) fluorescent fixtures… exactly as shown in the video. We looked at our battery monitor, comparing the lights-off reading to the lights-on reading. The total draw of all those lights was 3.4 DC amps. Based on our 440-amp-hour capacity battery bank, by our calculation we would run it from fully charged down to 50% (220 amp-hours) by keeping all those lights on for 64.7 hours! And the place was lit up like Christmas. Obviously we only had that many lights on for demonstration purposes to shoot the video, and of course wouldn’t normally do that when wild camping, even with guests over. But it’s a pretty dramatic improvement over the average 8-times more power draw from the old bulbs…. and great to know we can do it if we want to! Thanks for the great thought exercise. :)

  10. I have been RV ing for a lot of years now. I sold my 40′ bounder and missed rv ing so much I got a little 20 footer and me and my Labrador are camping.

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  11. I look forward to your new videos!! I’ve been RVing for about 4 years and have found your videos very helpful and entertaining
    Keep up the GREAT work!!!

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      Thanks. You give us hope… to carry on… making videos that is! LOL That’s the first time anyone every sang to us here. Although we’re going to have to hold you responsible if that Debbie Boone song gets stuck in our heads for very long. :-P Best of luck in the contest!

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