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Old 05-14-2014, 08:47 AM   #471
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The double sided tape has lost it's grip. I thought I saw somewhere in this thread about using 3m 1/2" automotive tape to fix the problem. I did a search but couldn't find anything, could someone point me in the right direction. Thanks.
I made the post. Got the suggestion from a mechanic who happened to be at the register when I was purchasing the lights at the RV dealer. He installs the lights every day and suggested going to the autoparts store and getting the 3M auto trim tape. He has never had a problem with it.
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:49 AM   #472
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Also, check the Mods section. There is a thread on it about LED lights that will give you a whole bunch of excellent suggestions.
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:52 AM   #473
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I just installed my 3rd one of these. First one was on the roller tube.. Second one on the inside top lip of the slideout and the one yesterday just under the awning so I have a light if I dont roll out the awning.. best price I have found so far is here
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:23 AM   #474
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I'm installing a blue set on the awning tube this weekend. The wiring is already run. I am thinking of using a small radio jack as the connector from the end of the awning support to the lights on the tube. I'm mounting the jack so that if the awning is accidentally closed without disconnecting the plug, it will simply pull away and unplug. I have some testing to do but it appears feasible.
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:35 PM   #475
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My LED's I installed last spring made it through the summer but not the winter. Mine were installed on the awning tube. They showed visible rust under the silicone in several places. Some area worked, some didn't. Gonna get another strip and put them under the rail this time instead of on the tube. I unrolled the awning several times during the winter and it was always full of water. I guess they really aren't waterproof. I guess I'll try an ip67 or 68 rated set this time. Anyone else had them fail installed on the tube? How about under the rail?
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:17 PM   #476
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I installed both under awning and on tube. The lights on the trailer have started to lift a little. I installed the awning LEDs using an auto trim tape and they are very tight. If the lighting holds up I am going to replace the trailer LEDs and use the auto tape. I hope they hold up since they are really nice. My awning is also wet if it's rolled for a while.
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:12 AM   #477
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I installed both under awning and on tube. The lights on the trailer have started to lift a little. I installed the awning LEDs using an auto trim tape and they are very tight. If the lighting holds up I am going to replace the trailer LEDs and use the auto tape. I hope they hold up since they are really nice. My awning is also wet if it's rolled for a while.
fmichaels, just askin'.....

Like recondite, my awning lights failed too and had rust in some places. I had it on the awning tube as well. So I ordered another set, but when they came in, the new set didn't have the tape on it like the older set did. What size auto tape should I get? Do the tape come in different sizes?
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:44 AM   #478
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I used Xscorpian DSCT-14 clear tape (1/4" wide) from Amazon for the awning. So far this tape has performed very well.
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I used Xscorpian DSCT-14 clear tape (1/4" wide) from Amazon for the awning. So far this tape has performed very well.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:03 PM   #480
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Hello everyone , long time lurker , lol.
my ?? is how much power do these led strips use . i do alot of camping with no
hook up for power and just wondering how much these would take out of the battery after a couple nights of moderate use in the evenings . im running a group 27 deep cycle battery for now .
thanks for any info
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