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Re: Under/On Awning for LED Light Strips?
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2014, 11:25:49 PM »
I put mine up for the last trip.They are on the awning tube. I got one of these extention cables  http://www.amazon.com/16-42ft-extension-connect-RGB5050-changeable/dp/B009NGYA7Q/ref=sr_sp-atf_image_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1375054123&sr=1-1&keywords=led+strip+extension+cable

and stitched it to the awning fabric at a slight angle so it would not stack on it's self as the awning rolls up.

Works great and brings lots of people to see what kind of lights we have. :D

Can we get more details (and perhaps photos) of this?
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Re: Under/On Awning for LED Light Strips?
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2014, 11:35:43 PM »
I would love too, however I am stuck offshore on my ship and can't get to it right now.

It really is an easy install. I used a quality auto trim double sided tape and stuck it to the awning tube and just stitched the wire at a slight angle to the canvas, I think there is about 1 inch difference from top to bottom on where the wire is stitched. It rolls up nicely. the wire is then routed inside through the run for the awning motor wires and hooked up inside. I put a small hole in the bottom of the cabinet inside that the wiring is in and the little sensor eye pokes out of it in front of the window. The remote works outside if you point it at that eye.
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Re: Under/On Awning for LED Light Strips?
« Reply #32 on: June 02, 2014, 09:20:18 AM »
I just installed an RGB LED strip to my MH:
http://www.dx.com/p/waterproof-72w-3600lm-300-smd-5050-led-rgb-car-decoration-light-strip-w-rf-controller-227310#.U4yHImco9hF

Thanks to recommendations in another thread to use the kit with the RF remote so the IR controller doesn't have to be mounted outside in the weather.

I drilled a hole in my siding under the awning and pushed the power cable into the cabinet above my bathroom sink, and wired it through the ceiling to the bathroom light.  Used a dab of silicone to seal the wires through the hole.

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Re: Under/On Awning for LED Light Strips?
« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2014, 03:35:09 PM »
I have read several posts on the installation of led lights on an rv just below the awning. I see there are two ways they have been installed, attached to the bottom of the awning rail and directly to the side of the coach. Does anyone know which is the best way?

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Re: Under/On Awning for LED Light Strips?
« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2014, 01:00:27 PM »
I don't know which way would be "better" but ours is installed up high, under the awning housing so the light isn't right in your face and to protect it from the elements. It's WiFi controlled via your phone/tablet and works quite well. Many are installed right to the side of an RV with the 3M sticky-tape that's on the back of the light strip but I've never had much long term luck with them sticking. Ours is stuck to a thin metal channel with the 3M tape, then glued with clear silicon glue. The metal channel is then screwed to six nylon blocks that angle the light downward and those nylon blocks are screwed to the side of the motorhome. So far, it's held up well.

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Re: Under/On Awning for LED Light Strips?
« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2014, 01:45:37 PM »
I have read several posts on the installation of led lights on an rv just below the awning. I see there are two ways they have been installed, attached to the bottom of the awning rail and directly to the side of the coach. Does anyone know which is the best way?

I tried sticking mine to the awning rail but because the rail was curved, the lights fell off the next day. I ended up sticking them right to the side of the rig. They've been up for over a year now. I do have a problem now with the strip. Only 1/3 of the strip is lighting. The 1/3 are the one's closet to the power source. Now I don't know what to do!!!
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