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Old 08-03-2014, 12:20 PM   #1
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Led strip under awning

Our Shamrock 183 2014 model has about 3/4 if the LEDs out under the awning. Dealer claims they have to remove the awning to replace em. Does that sound right? It looks to me like they could just unscrew it and replace it It's a Dometic power awning.


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Old 08-03-2014, 12:32 PM   #2
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Same issue on mine. I don't think they're as water tight as they should be. I haven't looked really closely, but I don't believe that awning has to come off. The replacements you can get for about $10 off of amazon or ebay are just attached with adhesive.
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:42 PM   #3
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Ok. The dealer has a campground I was going to this weekend and I tried to get them to do the warranty on site but they claimed the awning gotta come off and the strip had to be ordered from Dometic. Guess I'll wait till the seasons over and take it to em. I just hate to pay for something and do it myself if it's under warranty:-)


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Old 08-03-2014, 01:43 PM   #4
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I think the weak point of those LED strips is the wiring between them. Are they out in a pattern, or do they seem to be random?
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Mine are random-ish. A few in a row here and there, a couple of singles. I did notice that mine had water running from the roof over the strip during some rain with the awning retracted. I haven't had time to investigate, but it looks like if the gutter overflows for some reason (needs to be cleaned out) then water can run between the awning and the trailer. Might be coming around the awning ends and running down the length of the awning underneath. It doesn't do it when the awning is extended. The water was running all over the LED strip. I'm wondering if the strips they use aren't very waterproof as they're located in a sheltered area and getting soaked every once in a while is what's causing them to go out.
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Old 08-03-2014, 06:56 PM   #6
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Mine are all out except the ones over the door


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Funny...we noticed that 1/3 of our strip died this past weekend. Dealer is requesting the info from the strip to start the warranty process. Will inquire what is involved in changing them
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Ours are mostly all going dim, with about 4 really bright. It also is very "wavy", like adhesive coming off. When I inspected it, it sure looked like it was attached behind the awning's edge.

The problem is, my dealer will keep the unit for about 2 months while they order parts.

Or... I can fix it myself in a couple hours and install a fancy LED strip with remote for about $20 - $30.

Which do you think I'll be doing???
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After our camper was hit by lightning about half the LEDs were out, most of the rest were dim and several were still lit as normal. It was very odd...
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:11 AM   #10
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We replaced our LED's with a warm white/color strip. The LED's that come with it were just too bright...felt like standing under fluorescent lighting and having the life sucked out of us!! My dh did it and there was no need to remove the awning or unscrew anything. We also have the power awning.
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