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Old 12-14-2018, 11:27 PM   #1
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Rope lights on ground around tt

My wife and I like the looks of rope lights on the ground around the tt. No, nobody here will complain about them so for those of you that use rope lights on the ground, 12 volt or 120 volt? I see they can be purchased in either voltage so what's best?

Looks like the 12 volt DC light are limited to about 40 feet long and I need a total of 85 feet to complete the circle. If that's correct, 120 volt must be the way to go . . .

For outdoor applications it looks like almost $200 for 85 feet of LED rope lights?? Anybody find a good source to purchase from?

Thanks . . .

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Old 12-15-2018, 09:00 AM   #2
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We use these lights. Chapter 48' LED Rope Light, Daylight

These lights are 120v and can be linked for up to 190 feet if needed. They were also in stock so no ordering was needed. Instead of surrounding our trailer we usually line the outer edge of our seating area for 2 reasons. It gives enough lighting in the campsite after dark for normal tasks especially if there is no fire and 2nd it seems to draw the bugs away from the camper if all lights on/in the camper are off or blocked until we turn in for the night. No problems with them in 2 seasons.

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Old 12-15-2018, 11:13 AM   #3
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We use them at times and like ProCharger, we get them at Walmart. I unplug them when we turn in or at quiet time.
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Old 12-15-2018, 11:29 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Bama Rambler View Post
We use them at times and like ProCharger, we get them at Walmart. I unplug them when we turn in or at quiet time.

We have a Christmas light remote control we plug ours into. Can't count the times I got in bed or at least had my shoes off and remembered the lights were still on!
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Old 12-15-2018, 01:50 PM   #5
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I did not like them on the ground, they get dirty after a rain. I attached them to the bottom of the last 5er, cleaner and looks much better IMO. They came on the Montana, but changed them from white to blue as I thought the white were too bright, besides the blue is supposed to be calming. When attached they seem to be more contained to my site also.
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Old 12-15-2018, 02:44 PM   #6
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We use some similar to these. They are incandescent, and might not be as energy efficient as LEDs, but they have colors that are more "real" for us. We just haven't gotten used to the LED colors yet. We put them on the ground, and they run a rag along them to remove the sand when we roll them up.
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Old 12-15-2018, 03:47 PM   #7
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I used to put them around my outside sitting area and put them on a timer so they would come on at dark and stay on for - say 5 hrs. That way, if I was out late, things were lit up when I got in and they turned off automatically so I never had to worry about it.
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Old 12-15-2018, 04:43 PM   #8
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I ordered mine off amazon or eBay not sure now way cheaper
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Old 12-15-2018, 09:51 PM   #9
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Rope Lights

We purchased ours at Costco, and are 120v.
We circle our outside living area / patio mat only.
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Old 12-15-2018, 10:36 PM   #10
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We like rope lights as well, but like someone mentioned … we ended up attaching them to the underside of the frame rails and installed a lighted toggle switch just inside the door to our fiver to control them. We use 110 VAC blue LED's from Menards. They put out a neat blue glow under the fiver … no more being careful where we step … no more rolling out, then later … up several feet of rope lights at each campsite … no more finding a place to store them.

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