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Old 03-30-2012, 03:30 AM   #31
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Locky66, we bought the same set of lights for my in- laws as a present and they gave them to us about 7 years ago. We have used them ever since. Just haven't used them on our new trailer because we would need a second string. Nice looking family btw.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:53 AM   #32
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How difficult it is to put them up and down when you rolling in your electric awning because you are gone during the day or possible winds?
That's why I refuse to put any lights on my awning. DW is not happy about that, but I refuse to let my awning be held hostage by lights.

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Old 03-30-2012, 12:22 PM   #33
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Here is the Lawnware light. Renamed the photo...works like a charm.
Have a string of these from the small pots that we still use and several of the large pot lights. My son and his G'father used to make them for all of the family. Must have made 20 sets by the time they quit.

Give alot of light with the right bulb. Take the base off and works as a downlight.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:01 PM   #34
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That's why I refuse to put any lights on my awning. DW is not happy about that, but I refuse to let my awning be held hostage by lights.

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I have a rope light permanently installed to my roller tube. I roll the awning with it in place. I installed it about 7 years ago. Has not caused a problem or hurt the awning yet.
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Rope lites and globes

We use rope lites to light up the ground around he camper, and the round globe type in the utility slot in the awing, works well for us.

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I have a rope light permanently installed to my roller tube. I roll the awning with it in place. I installed it about 7 years ago. Has not caused a problem or hurt the awning yet.
How does one do that? I would like something like that if I could figure out how.

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I have a rope light permanently installed to my roller tube. I roll the awning with it in place. I installed it about 7 years ago. Has not caused a problem or hurt the awning yet.
Can you post a pic?
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:45 PM   #38
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How does one do that? I would like something like that if I could figure out how.

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I use Awning Hook-Ups (http://www.rvawninglights.com/) that slide into the awning tube slot. I bought a rope light longer than my awning. I mounted the rope light into the clips with the power end toward the rear of the trailer. I use zip ties to secure the ends of the rope light to the awning tube. I cut off the excess rope light on the forward end of the awning and sealed the cut end with clear silicone and removed the cap from the excess end to go over the silicone (optional).

I roll the entire assembly up with the awning after unscrewing the removable power cord.

The clips leave "bumps" in the vinyl awning. I replaced the rope light itself a few years ago because a section of the lights went our. But, rope lights are cheap.

I'll look on my computer for pictures. If I can't find them I'll take a few new pictures if anyone is interested.
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We have a couple of sets of wine bottles and grapes which we really like. Not real bright which we like but are a great accent at night.

Easy to clip on the awning when we had the 25' Nomad TT but now with the Pinnacle will need a ladder...or do something else.

Also have a bunch of solar ground lights that we put around the campsite.
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Do a search on Amazon for "waterproof led strip lights" they come in 5M (16.4ft) reels. They have a very adhesive back and can be attached to your awning drum when it is extended. There will be a short pigtail that can hang out just outside of your fabric. That way you can jut unplug your lights and roll up your awning. I haven't done it yet but have read alot about people that have. I installed them on my old trailer on the frame rail under the trailer. They will be 12VDC and can be connected to any 12V source, but it may come with an AC adapter to knock it down to 12VDC allowing you to use an 110 outlet. I opted to just by the reel of led's and run a hardwire and switch from battery (fused circuit) to turn them off an on. Some strip LED's come with a little controller for the lights to change colors and speed. Very good light and there's nothing hanging to knock you in the head.


That looks awesome and is surely something I may try to do. How did they work out?
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