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Old 04-07-2016, 04:09 PM   #11
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I hope you guys have better luck with them then I and two of my friends have had. We all installed them thinking they were really neat, you could adjust color, brightness, make them blink, etc. They are supposedly waterproof but due to the fact that the awning stays soaking wet when rolled up they failed within a year for all three of us.
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Old 04-08-2016, 12:56 PM   #12
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I hope you guys have better luck with them then I and two of my friends have had. We all installed them thinking they were really neat, you could adjust color, brightness, make them blink, etc. They are supposedly waterproof but due to the fact that the awning stays soaking wet when rolled up they failed within a year for all three of us.
You mounted yours in the awning roller right?

Like you mentioned, I wonder if the they failed due to always staying wet. I'm not my second year and it's working so far with no issues. I mounted mine on the wall under the awning mount in an enclosure. It stays mostly dry and when it fails, should be easy to replace.
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You mounted yours in the awning roller right?

Like you mentioned, I wonder if the they failed due to always staying wet. I'm not my second year and it's working so far with no issues. I mounted mine on the wall under the awning mount in an enclosure. It stays mostly dry and when it fails, should be easy to replace.
Yes mine were on the awning tube. Perhaps I will try another set on the trailer side, under the awning. I thought about doing that at first but wondered if it could come loose going down the road. What type of enclosure did you mount yours in?
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Yes mine were on the awning tube. Perhaps I will try another set on the trailer side, under the awning. I thought about doing that at first but wondered if it could come loose going down the road. What type of enclosure did you mount yours in?
I can't remember where I bought it from, but I used one like this.

http://smile.amazon.com/Aluminum-Cha...-no-redirect=1

The nice part is the light strip slides right in, so you don't have to glue it down. You only have to glue the channel down.
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