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As some of you know I have been "pimpin" my Voyager this summer & am thinking about the lighting.I am going to use two BHK 96cm strips & want to run the wires inside the poles. My question to anyone who has done this is...What type & gauge wire did you use & were there any problems ?? I know there has been some discussion on inside or outside the poles in the past.

Any advise from those who have boldly gone before me would be appreciated.

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I used the cord from a cell-phone (plug-in lighter type) because I was worried about the wire becoming brittle after extending the aluminum poles over & over. They are cheap-$5-$6 I think, maybe cheaper, and I just attached them to the rest of my wiring.

It seems to work well, no problems. I can't remember what gauge of wire I used, but like Sandmannd said, it doesn't take much for the lighting.

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I just used speaker wire as well. I think it's 18 gauge. Good luck with the BHK lights; I have 2 48 cm strips in mine and they're so bright it's daytime at night. grin

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Thanks for the input everyone. I put the poles back on this morning & took a closer look at them.There is a spring clip inside for the stopper button that leaves very little room for wire. After digging around in my junk I found a roll of speaker wire..so I used that. I am hoping the lights show up this week. I'll post some pics of the wiring & lights soon.

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I have another question if anyone can answer this.....and I know someone will. I also am doing a mod and have ordered my 2 strips of BHK lights and was wondering wnat you people use for battery source. I was thinking that an extra vexilar battery would work, but I was also wondering how long the battery lasts. I am also debating on going larger and puting in a larger battery an puting in possibly a radio/cd player (for the slow days) and a 12 volt outlet and then I could charge the vex battery, but wondering if the extra $$ and the weight would be worth it? Any and all info is appreciated.

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By the way, here's the pics of my mod.

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii146/chrisdilleyo/0910081301.jpg

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http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii146/chrisdilleyo/0923082020.jpg

I've painted it now and am debating on whether or not to carpet it. I am leaning towards carpet, bit I kinda like the idea of not getting hooks caught in the carpet as well.

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Here's what i rigged up, got a cheap little speaker at Ax-man and cannibalized an old set of headphones. It isn't gonna win any sound competitions, but it is plenty loud for a couple people out fishing. I just hook up my Ipod or a little AM/FM radio to it and i am good to go. Aboot 2-3" of the tag end stick up out of the top of the door.

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