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Old 06-29-2011, 08:48 AM   #1
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Cool little lights for awning

Ok, I bought these cool little hanging lights for the awning. I have an electric awning. How do I get these lights attached? Do I need to take a ladder with me? How do you attach them? I want to "fit in" at the camp site. hahaha

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Old 06-29-2011, 08:53 AM   #2
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The last thing you want to do is fit it What fun is that!

A lot of awnings have a track in the roller where little hooks can slide in. I know Camco sells a variety of them - you can even get them at Walmart.


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The last thing you want to do is fit it What fun is that!

A lot of awnings have a track in the roller where little hooks can slide in. I know Camco sells a variety of them - you can even get them at Walmart.


Ok, dumb question here. When I leave the campsite, do I have to take these off or roll them in with the awning?
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Personally I would not. I have the rubber kind and I know I dont want to roll those up. The ones in the picture are a newer fabric style. I have heard folks pull the hooks and leave them in - but again, it concerns me that it might damage the awning material over time.

They are really quick to put in. I keep them in a little container in my outside storage compartment and just slide them on in less than a minute. I use rope lights in mine as they fit perfectly in the little hooks.
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I wouldn't roll them up. I got the ones from walmart, 7 in package only takes a minute to slide them in and out.
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I take the hooks out but leave the little rubber/plastic tab in the awning. When I first roll it out I can see an impression where they were, after an hour or so, that goes away. Always left them on with manual awnings as well. Been camping since 1984 when Mom & Dad bought their first camper. We've now had our Jayco w/ the electric awning 2 years.
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Ok, dumb question here. When I leave the campsite, do I have to take these off or roll them in with the awning?
When I had a manual awning, I left the fabric ones in for years, removing the hooks, and rolling up the rest. No issues. Now I have an electric awning that I can't reach, so no lights. The upside is that when it gets windy, I don't have to go out in the middle of the night and remove the lights.

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I wanna see the lights
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Nah... You don't want to roll up your awning with those metal "S" hooks attached. They could poke holes in your awning and/or damage the fabric and then, you'd be an unhappy camper.
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But with the canvas type is it ok to remove the hooks and roll up the canvas part in the awning and just leave that part in always or is it best to remove the entire thing?
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