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Old 01-04-2016, 10:25 AM   #1
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LED Light Strip

I have a 2012 29DS Coachmen Mirada and would like to add one of those exterior multi-color LED strips in the RV just under where the awning rolls up. Is this a do-it-yourself project? I am good with wiring. Are they usually 12 volts? Where best to pick up the power?
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Old 01-05-2016, 09:58 AM   #2
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Hope this helps: 2013 CC 36RE - how to get cable inside for LED lights
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It is a do-it-yourself job. Have you found out where your awning motor wires are in relation to awning arms?
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Old 01-05-2016, 11:49 AM   #4
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I mounted mine under the awning side wall. I got my power from the porch light ( I didn't like the yellow light). Use the light switch to operate them. That way if the awning is closed up I can still use the lights. I bought a package of cable way and ran the wire inside it. been there for 3 years no problems.
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If you do a search, you'll find a RF controller where you can mount anywhere and push a button to do it all...mine is in storage area and no problem sitt'n inside to activate any light function....have light strips on bottom side of awning rail on trailer and in roller, and steps
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My experience is that many of the LED strip manufacturers do not use the highest quality mounting tape. Since the LED strip is exposed to weather continually, I augmented the tape with 3M automotive trim tape. You do not have to remove the supplied mounting tape, just the protective strip. Never had one come off. It is available on line or any auto parts store.
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I mounted the strip up under the awning track, and ran the wiring in next to the power awning wires. Ran the wires down the frt post and along the frame to the battery compartment. Installed the wireless controller near the step well breakers.
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