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Old 04-10-2013, 08:01 PM   #191
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I prefer it on the awning - just wasn't sure if the "plug" end would cause an issue to the awning when rolled up. I saw in the video that the lights aren't big enoug to cause an issue, but the plug part looked a little bigger.

I guess they don't need to be centered, but it would sure look better. Also, if I buy another section, when they splice, are they flush, or would there be a gap?

is there anyone with some left ove sections that want to sell some scrap pieces?
I don't believe the plug part will be an issue when rolling up the awning. Mine has a plug on both ends. I am guessing maybe 3/8 inch thick. If you bought 2 sets you could use the plugs to connect them. They won't be flush though. Maybe a 3 inch gap, but you could probably eliminate that by simply pushing it closer together. However, I don't think anyone would notice the gap because the lights are so bright no one will be looking directly at them. Actually, upon closer inspection I noticed the plugs are the same on both ends. I guess you could cut the plug off the long piece, and if you had a short piece with a plug cut off that end and splice them together, the waterproof them. Seems like too much work for me.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:06 PM   #192
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Houston, I have a problem! Got my lights yesterday and plugged them in just now and they don't work. Checked and re-checked the connections and the only thing I can figure out is that it is either broken or the controller battery is no good. I suppose it could be some sort of "operator error". Any thoughts?
I played with mine for 10 minutes the other night and had all but given up. Then I flipped the male connector over and plugged it into the control box again. Worked like a charm! I thought I had initially tried that but apparently not. Try that!
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:13 PM   #193
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I played with mine for 10 minutes the other night and had all but given up. Then I flipped the male connector over and plugged it into the control box again. Worked like a charm! I thought I had initially tried that but apparently not. Try that!
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Seemed like mine would only work one way. They has some arrows, but didn't match up or anything.
I tried it both ways and found it worked one way.

Hopefully just flipping the plug will work.

Also, as I remember, there was a thin film that you had to pull out of the remote.
It kept the battery from being connected in transit/shelf.

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Houston, I have a problem! Got my lights yesterday and plugged them in just now and they don't work. Checked and re-checked the connections and the only thing I can figure out is that it is either broken or the controller battery is no good. I suppose it could be some sort of "operator error". Any thoughts?

There's a little piece of film you have to pull away from the battery compartment on the remote.

You might want to try flipping the cable that connects to the LED strip.

Make sure you point the remote directly at the sensor. It seems to be very sensitive that way.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:22 PM   #195
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Re: Awning Lighting

Something else to check... It turns out that the sensor on the control module is not omnidirectional. Everything worked when I tested them but nothing worked once they were installed on the awning. It was rather frustrating for a little while.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:50 PM   #196
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There's a little piece of film you have to pull away from the battery compartment on the remote.

You might want to try flipping the cable that connects to the LED strip.

Make sure you point the remote directly at the sensor. It seems to be very sensitive that way.
Well, I did everything but stand on my head (I became the DWs entertainment for the evening). I removed the plastic battery insulator when I first opened up the package. This time I turned the plugs every which way possible and pointed the remote in all different directions but to no avail! Next move is to get a new battery hoping that somehow it is bad. Stay tuned
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I have a 12' awning and would be happy to send you the remaining cut off section. I could probably just stick it in an envelope and send it regular mail. No charge to Jayco "buddies"
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Thanks, I really appreciate it! Will shoot you a pm.
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Darn, I never expected this thread to take off like it did when I started it! Can't figure out why more RV dealers are not stocking these items on their shelves. Anyways, like Ranger431, I also have a 18 foot awning and am looking for anyone who might have a 2 to 3 foot extra piece with the plug on one end. I to am concerned about rolling the plug up in the awning, and would prefer to cover the whole 18 feet. Any help greatly appreciated. Shoot me a pm if you can help me out. My plan is to cut one plug off my 16 foot piece and the plug off the short piece, strip back the wires, connect them, heat shrink them, and cover with silicone. One other concern I have is the connector that the controller plugs into. It will be exposed to the elements. If I have it sticking out one end of the awning, I figure I can rig something up to keep the rain and salt air from damaging it. Once again thank you for any assistance.
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I prefer it on the awning - just wasn't sure if the "plug" end would cause an issue to the awning when rolled up. I saw in the video that the lights aren't big enoug to cause an issue, but the plug part looked a little bigger.

I guess they don't need to be centered, but it would sure look better. Also, if I buy another section, when they splice, are they flush, or would there be a gap?

is there anyone with some left ove sections that want to sell some scrap pieces?
My extra piece is on its way. Let us know hoe it works out.

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Darn, I never expected this thread to take off like it did when I started it! Can't figure out why more RV dealers are not stocking these items on their shelves.
In the manual for my awning, it mentions the power awning and power awning with LED. Therefore dometic makes the awning with them. My question is... Why isn't Jayco offering it as an option. I definitely would have chosen the awning with them already built in, even if they were only white. The colors will be cool, but I would have been pleased with just the white. Also, I may have an extra piece but will not know for sure until I install them. I haven't decided yet if I may use the extra pieces to go down the arms of the awning. If I have spare I will post here. I actually ordered a 2nd roll as I am planning to mount them along the gutter where the awning attaches to facing down, and will be going the whole length of the trailer instead of just the awning. They are going up this weekend, so I will post pictures once installed.
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