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Old 06-11-2014, 10:55 AM   #481
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Has anyone thought about installing them on the awning arms? Then you could use them with awning open or closed...?
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:32 PM   #482
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Mine did not make it through the winter either. Ordered another set of just the lights, since the remote, etc are all still good. Only $15 this time.
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:49 PM   #483
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Mine did not make it through the winter either. Ordered another set of just the lights, since the remote, etc are all still good. Only $15 this time.
that stinks! I was hoping that mounting to the trailer under the awning would help them last longer.
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:56 PM   #484
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My cheap Amazon (white lights only, not multi-colored) lasted just fine through the winter. I have them fused and hardwired to the trailers 12v system. Also have them running through a dimmer so that I can adjust them to exactly how bright I want them. I can't imagine that the cold is wrecking them, do you guys have water that collects in your rolled up awning?
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:15 PM   #485
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Mine is stored at the ocean. I am sure the salt air had something to do with it. BTW, when I put up the new ones I am going to use some 3M tape under them. This one here....http://www.amazon.com/3M-38583-Exter...o+molding+tape . Do you think this will work? Would you remove the cheap tape that came on the lights and replace it with the 3M, or just attach the #M to the camper and the back of the tape on the light strip?
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:26 PM   #486
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My lights did not come with tape attached so I used 3m tape and also put about 1/2 a foot of clear packing tape on each end for extra insurance. I haven't had any issues to date with them coming lose, in fact, just got finished camping for a week using them every day!
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Mine is stored at the ocean. I am sure the salt air had something to do with it. BTW, when I put up the new ones I am going to use some 3M tape under them. This one here....http://www.amazon.com/3M-38583-Exter...o+molding+tape . Do you think this will work? Would you remove the cheap tape that came on the lights and replace it with the 3M, or just attach the #M to the camper and the back of the tape on the light strip?
I bought the same stuff to mount mine with except I bought the 1" width. I was concerned that 1\4" would not provide enough contact area. I planned to remove the factory adhesive as it seemed like a weak link on my last set.
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My lights did not come with tape attached so I used 3m tape and also put about 1/2 a foot of clear packing tape on each end for extra insurance. I haven't had any issues to date with them coming lose, in fact, just got finished camping for a week using them every day!
nice! how long have yours been mounted?
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nice! how long have yours been mounted?
Just over a year this past memorial day. Not sure if it makes a difference, but I store my camper indoors so it is out of the elements. Shouldn't effect how the 3m tape sticks though.
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You definately need IP68 rated...IP67 is rated for general dust and moisture. IP68 is fully waterproof. Problem is buying these online or even from a brick and mortar store, any overseas manufacturer can say IP68....Spend the extra money and make sure you have a legit IP68 rated LED. I work for an LED manufacturer and run into these situations all the time.
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