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Old 04-01-2012, 02:47 PM   #41
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>I use Awning Hook-Ups (http://www.rvawninglights.com/) that slide into the awning tube slot.>

I already have those. The problem being is that I am concerned about rolling them up inside my electric awning. That sounds risky. Even if I could reach it to plug it in when open, which I can't. My awning doesn't come down far enough to reach it.

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Old 04-01-2012, 03:26 PM   #42
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>I use Awning Hook-Ups (http://www.rvawninglights.com/) that slide into the awning tube slot.>

I already have those. The problem being is that I am concerned about rolling them up inside my electric awning. That sounds risky. Even if I could reach it to plug it in when open, which I can't. My awning doesn't come down far enough to reach it.

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Old 04-01-2012, 08:59 PM   #43
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Don't carry one. Maybe I should (Hmmm... where to carry the darn thing)

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Old 05-29-2012, 01:30 PM   #44
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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.
drfife,

I have the awning lights installed in the slot on the tube of my 18' awning just as you do. I love the amount of light they give off, and it goes without saying that I keep them installed permanently and roll them up in the awning. However, the issue I have is, when I bring the awning in, I have to physically help the awning start rolling in (with my hands, turn the tube) while my wife is pushing the 'awning in' button. After the first foot or so of awning has wrapped around the tube, the motor rolls it in without my help. I am assuming that I have to do this because of the extra 'bump' (i.e. awning lights) that the awning has to wrap around (more resistance). I have a full battery when attempting this. There are no issues with it rolling out.

Have you had this issue? I've adjusted the awning angle to both extremes to see if it changes the amount of resistance, but it doesn't help.
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:58 PM   #45
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....There are no issues with it rolling out....However, the issue I have is, when I bring the awning in, I have to physically help the awning start rolling in (with my hands, turn the tube) while my wife is pushing the 'awning in' button...

...Have you had this issue? ....
Mine's a manual awning.

I've had no problems getting it to roll up.

Hope you find a viable solution.
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On our last camper we had the nice "smoke" globes, but they were in the TT when it was stolen, now we are without lights. I was going to replace them right away, but after two trips without them now I'm not so sure. I like the darker feeling of just the camp fire. But I'm just not sure yet.

Our last TT had these Telco tabs that went into the groove on the awning and you just rolled them up in the awning. When you unrolled the awning you just put the hooks on the globes through the groceries loop, very easy and fast. My new awning is much higher, and rolls in and out line a flat pitch, but then the slope is manually adjustable, so there might be an extra couple of minutes to install lights on this one.
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The new led rope type lights are popular now. They come with a remote control and you can program them to change colors and other nifty things. I've seen them on the forest river forum and a few others. Not sure on the price though.
Saw a motorhome at the SP I was at this past weekend had the rope lights around his trailer site on the ground. Looked cool. :hihi:
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I have the exact same.cat! Hah!

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Don't carry one. Maybe I should (Hmmm... where to carry the darn thing)

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We bought a small 3 ft step ladder ( 3 steps) from Canadian Tire. It folds flat and stores behind our fold out sofa. Not tall enough to get on the roof but we can reach most everything else. Course we need it to fold up our tent ends etc on our 23j
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Got mine around Christmas. Couple of strings of LED white and some tiny "clamps" from HF. I can put them up or down in a couple of minutes. I've strung them along the side edges of the awning but think I prefer to string them along the supports (kind of a watch your head warning - don't ask why I need this). Two strands of lights is almost the perfect length to go from ground, up the supports, along the long edge and back down the second set of supports to the ground. A 6' extension cord will reach the elec outlet just right.
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