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Old 11-16-2015, 07:25 AM   #1
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Awning lights

Ok I must admit I love lighting. Doesn't matter where or what I want lights!! I been looking on line for ideas for awning light and wow is it expensive. I'm sure yall know some other methods and cheaper. Also how does it attach? Thanks and happy Monday yall!!
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Old 11-16-2015, 08:20 AM   #2
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For years I used a clear rope light and clipped them to the awning roller with these. Pretty cheap from Amazon - package of 7 for under $5.00.


The rope light fits snugly in the S-hook.

Here's a link to order them: http://www.amazon.com/Camco-42693-Pa...ng+light+clips
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I do pretty much like SCOUTR2 does except I just bought a bag full of short tie wraps...

So if you find a bunch of cut tie wraps at a camp site it was probably me there the night before...

The ROPE LIGHTS are great for us going around the awning on the bottom hidden side. Just the right amount of soft light under the awning. Also don't seem to draw bugs etc...

My rope lights strips are 120VAC (LOWES)


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I do pretty much like SCOUTR2 does except I just bought a bag full of short tie wraps...

So if you find a bunch of cut tie wraps at a camp site it was probably me there the night before...

The ROPE LIGHTS are great for us going around the awning on the bottom hidden side. Just the right amount of soft light under the awning. Also don't seem to draw bugs etc...

My rope lights strips are 120VAC (LOWES)


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Old 12-09-2015, 07:44 AM   #5
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Thanks yall for the help. Can't wait for my first real adventure over New Years!!And Ill be lit up haha.
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Old 12-09-2015, 07:49 AM   #6
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We like these. Cheap and easy.
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I replaced both sets of our awning lights with these and they work great.
And they're easy to install. I mounted and wired the IR control boxes in the awning mount rails toward the top using the existing 12V power wires, just make sure to mount the box so the retractable arm will clear it when the awning closes. The remote boxes have held up to several heavy rains so far with no issues.
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I replaced both sets of our awning lights with these and they work great.
And they're easy to install. I mounted and wired the IR control boxes in the awning mount rails toward the top using the existing 12V power wires, just make sure to mount the box so the retractable arm will clear it when the awning closes. The remote boxes have held up to several heavy rains so far with no issues.
Sorry to hijack ...
TexasRT is it possible to show a pic of how/where you mounted the boxes?
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Sorry to hijack ...
TexasRT is it possible to show a pic of how/where you mounted the boxes?
Here you go
I cut off the included plug for the 12Vdc to the IR controller and spliced it
to the existing wiring in the awning mounting rail. You will need to cut the awning rail snap-in cover to fit above and below the box.

Also make sure the small white sensor cord is exposed, that is the sensor receiver for the remote.


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Thanks TexasRT! Quite clever! I currently plug/unplug mine when setting up and will definitely make this mod!! Looks very clean and useful with existing wiring.
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