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Old 03-15-2014, 11:36 AM   #11
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I'd like to install an LED light strip on my canopy rail like on the new Jayco. I want to cleanly install it with out any exposed wiring. Anyone done this or have advice.

Manual awning or a power one? On my power awning I just route it along the power cable for the roller motor.. BUT I would suggest you keep it loose so you can remove it for travel as the controller unit is at the end .
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Thanks skidoorider, I had pretty much decided to install under the awning. That way I can use them without extending the awning or only partially extending the awning . . . heck I could even leave them on traveling down the highway . . .
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:19 AM   #13
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I would recommend under the awning and not on the awning. Not only can you use them without rolling the awning out, but the awning still holds a lot of water when rolled up and you run the chance of the light strip holding water as we'll in the rolled up position.
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:52 PM   #14
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I've spotted a few of these on Amazon and I'm sure I will be ordering one shortly. It will be a while before it's warm enough here in Wisconsin to install them anyways !!
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There is a good article in this months Trailer Life.
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:30 PM   #16
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I ordered a set through Amazon along with 3M trim tape. Should be here this Saturday. These should be a cool addition to our trailer.
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For those of you mounting LED strip below the awning, did you mount the lights parallel to the trailer side (lights shining outward) or perpendicular to the trailer side (lights shining downward)?
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I would recommend under the awning and not on the awning. Not only can you use them without rolling the awning out, but the awning still holds a lot of water when rolled up and you run the chance of the light strip holding water as we'll in the rolled up position.
Do it under the awning. My first strip turned white and eventually lights started to short out as a result of being stored for long periods of time with dampness. The strip under the awning performed flawlessly and is still going strong. You will need better 2 sided tape to secure these from amazon as the provided adhesive is not the greatest.
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For those of you mounting LED strip below the awning, did you mount the lights parallel to the trailer side (lights shining outward) or perpendicular to the trailer side (lights shining downward)?

Perpendicular... I taped them up temporarily both ways to see what I liked best, and shinning down was better for us because it didn't blind you when you where sitting out front and could also be used when the awning is closed. I mounted it just under the guter and went the entire length of the trailer. Very happy with our installation. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-30-2014, 12:35 PM   #20
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Do they have to be hard wired into the trailer or can they be simply plugged in to the outside power supply? I am useless with wiring. Looking for a simple way.
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