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Old 05-12-2013, 08:24 AM   #1261
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I like having mine in the awning slot. Allows a degree of aiming with my power awning. I can extend it a little less and aim at the camper, or extend a little more and aim towards the ground.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:34 AM   #1262
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I like having mine in the awning slot. Allows a degree of aiming with my power awning. I can extend it a little less and aim at the camper, or extend a little more and aim towards the ground.
The only 2 drawbacks are when the awning is stowed, no lights and having to plug & unplug when deploying & stowing.
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:52 PM   #1263
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Back yard camping with my new LEDs
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:10 PM   #1264
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The only 2 drawbacks are when the awning is stowed, no lights and having to plug & unplug when deploying & stowing.
We have nothing but time while camping right ?

If the awning is stowed then I don't need lights
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:54 PM   #1265
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We have nothing but time while camping right ?

If the awning is stowed then I don't need lights
Not necessarily if you are just staying overnight on a trip to FL like we do or on a trip somewhere else.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:14 PM   #1266
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I had this problem with one segment of my first strip. Although all worked fine before I mounted them; when I stuck them up one of the leds was not making good contact with the printed circuit. (there are 4 pins on each led cluster).

I believe it was a cold solder joint.

I pressed on each one until I found the one that lit up when I put pressure on it.
Once it lit up, it worked until I moved the trailer. I had to repeat the pressure after every stop to get it to work for about a week. Suddenly "It is fixed" and have had no trouble now for over a year of camping.

I think the cold solder joint is now "mooshed" together and making good contact.
I tried as you suggested, and I got the 3 segments to light Green. Don't know how long it will last but I know where to go to fix it now.. Thanks .
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:09 PM   #1267
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Does anyone have any idea about the life of the lights? For example, keeping it on all night - are they time limited?
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:28 PM   #1268
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Well I am very disappointed. The Domestic LED light strip kit $175.00 lasted from October until last weekend. About an inch from the plug they got hot and melted. What a piece if crap for 175. I will stick with the other ones I received from china for 25 bucks they still work!!"
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:02 PM   #1269
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Tape Problem

Well after reading all the posts here I got my lights, did the prep work in the pass thru, cut my lights to length and siliconed the end.

Tonight was the "install" the strip night. EXCEPT the outdoor fancy 3M super sticky tape will not stick to my light strip. Sticks to anything else, just not the strip.

My strip is totally encased in a silicone sleeve. I am trying an experiment with a short piece. Ran some silicone seal on the strip then put the piece of 3M tape on it. Will check in the morning and see if it has good adhesion. If that doesn't work I'm stumped.

Ideas anyone?
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:39 PM   #1270
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Two Face Tape

Home Depot and Lowes has a two faced tape product this is sold in there countertop department..the product is used with the BackSplash Products by Fascade..comes in several different patterns an colors...Used the tape on my LED light installation for my cargo compartment...the first string would not stick even though I wiped the services down with alcohol twice...used the tape, all is well:
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