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Old 05-28-2014, 10:51 AM   #1
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So I decided to join the outdoor LED gang!!

After reading the very active thread about the LED lights outside on the awning or under the gutter/awning, I decided to join the ranks as well.
I installed my strip of LED's under the gutter/awning and ran my wires down the front awning pole along the TT behind the cover. I drilled a hole next to the wires that go in the trailer for the electric awning.


This is during the day after I finished installing the LED strip:



This is later in the evening with Green on the dimmest setting:



Green on the brightest setting:



and Red on the brightest setting:

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Old 05-28-2014, 10:58 AM   #2
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That looks really good.
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:03 AM   #3
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Great job... Looks fantastic
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Old 05-29-2014, 11:55 AM   #5
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I drilled a hole next to the wires that go in the trailer for the electric awning.
Looks awesome!!!! I have that exact trailer and have been thinking for a while about doing the same mod. I'm curious to know if you tapped into the TT 12v wiring system for power or did you use the standard 120vAC power supply?? Also, could you please tell me where placed the LED controller (did you permanently mount it inside somewhere) and the RF receiver for the remote??

TIA for any help you can offer.
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Old 05-29-2014, 12:39 PM   #7
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Looks awesome!!!! I have that exact trailer and have been thinking for a while about doing the same mod. I'm curious to know if you tapped into the TT 12v wiring system for power or did you use the standard 120vAC power supply?? Also, could you please tell me where placed the LED controller (did you permanently mount it inside somewhere) and the RF receiver for the remote??

TIA for any help you can offer.
Hi rtbreeves,

The front bracket bolted to the side of the TT for the awning has a cover that is simply pressure fit. The top half comes off and the bottom half is secured on the front part, but the back part comes out. I ran my wires down that bracket. The wires for the electric awning are in the same channel. I drilled a hole next to the awning wires and brought the LED wires in the same place the awning wires.

Right now I am using the 120v outlet in the front bedroom on the door side. I ran the power through the opening by the bed and simply plug it in the outlet.
The power supply and remote controller are permanently mounted in the front storage compartment under the nightstand next to the bed on the door side (below the same outlet in the bedroom).
As for the IR receiver, I have enough room to hang it outside the storage compartment door when needed and tuck it back inside when not in use.
The remote does not have the best range and I found you need to be about 5 - 7 feet from the IR receiver to work.

I put mine on the TT versus the awning tube because I wanted to use the lights anytime, not only when the awning is out.
I hope this helps you a little. Let me know if you have any questions. I would be happy to help.
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Old 05-30-2014, 12:43 AM   #8
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That really does look good.
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Outstanding job! That's on my "to do list", as well. Hope mine turns out as well as yours did.
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It looks great.....now I want to do this to my TT...more money!
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