Although they are tremendously popular, I've never cared for lights hanging from the awning. For my old trailer, I found a couple of solar lanterns with shepherds crook ground stakes. That trailer had a manual awning. I would pull the posts off the trailer sides and anchor them into the ground with a couple of landscape timber spikes, then pound in the crooks in front of the posts. The lanterns came with three different inserts: moose & bear; light houses; and stars. Found them at one of the box stores. The biggest problem was getting the stakes into the rock-hard ground in the middle of the summer. I'd generally tie them to the posts with twisty-ties to keep them in place.
My new Eagle has a power awning, so no side posts. My plan is to pick up a roll of the rope lights (either incandescent or LED) and anchor them to the side of the trailer (just below the awning) with the clear, adhesive mounting clips or strips. That way, I can have them on whether the awning is out or in. And I won't have to remove them for travel. Most are 12V with a 120V adapter. I'll probably just plug them into the outlet on the trailer side, but may try to wire them into the amber light (somehow). Should end up looking like the ones on the newer Jayco models.