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Old 03-31-2013, 09:59 AM   #101
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So they really don't affect the awning in any way?
No.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:00 AM   #102
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I am convinced, I am going to order a string for my trailer
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:43 AM   #103
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OK so I see two light sets mentioned in this thread. Is there any difference in the two other then one is 32.99 and the other is 38.99?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A3TBSD6IMA8DZX

http://www.amazon.com/HitLights-Chan...2C+Transformer
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:46 AM   #104
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I've got two more questions.

1) How long are the cords for these things?

2) The awning arm for my 28DSBH is right next to the front storage door where I have the mini fridge option. Does anyone know if the outlet that the mini fridge plugs into has a spare plug I can use for these lights? That would make for a very nice, clean install if it does!
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:53 AM   #105
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I have been just using the rope lights and I have small holes drilled into the aluminum strips to support the lights up on the inside of the awning. I have to mount these every time we put out the awning. I always have a box full of small tie wraps of some sort so use them to hold up the lights.

Of course when we get ready for transport i have to snip out all of the tie wraps. If you hit a camp site with a bunch of tie wraps laying on the ground it was probably me there the night before hehe... I try to pick all of them up but probably miss a bunch...

The warm white strip lights shown here sounds like a better way. I believe I could leave those in place on my awning. Doesn't make any difference to me whether they are 120VAC or 12VDC. My setup has 24/7 Inverter going for outside lighting...

The rope lights however are perfect for us and give just the right amount of soft light under the awning. They are also bug free.

Thanks for the tip on the strip lights - I might give them a try as well...

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Old 03-31-2013, 11:55 AM   #106
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OK so I see two light sets mentioned in this thread. Is there any difference in the two other then one is 32.99 and the other is 38.99?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A3TBSD6IMA8DZX

http://www.amazon.com/HitLights-Chan...2C+Transformer
Look at the very first post of the thread. These are the ones I ordered. I still haven't got down to the TT to install though.
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Yes I see they are even cheaper at 29.80.

http://www.amazon.com/Lycheers-Chang...I32HU6V3PCSHUR
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Glad to finally see some live shots of what these are going to look like installed. Still think I'm going to install mine on the side of the camper as opposed to on the awning tube. Would use the awning tube, but often times I don't mess with extending it out and I would still like to have use of the lights.
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Just ordered 2 sets! 1 for us and 1 for either our daughter or a friend. Once we bring the camper up from the pole barn, I will get them installed! Going to try and wire them in with the camper 12V supply.
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Glad to finally see some live shots of what these are going to look like installed. Still think I'm going to install mine on the side of the camper as opposed to on the awning tube. Would use the awning tube, but often times I don't mess with extending it out and I would still like to have use of the lights.
You have a valid point there. Often at night I put my awning in, and if they are mounted on the awning tube, then no lights. Now you have me rethinking my install as well. Maybe 2 sets, one for each?
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