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Old 06-04-2013, 11:37 PM   #1351
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I have two strands soldered together to get me a total of 21 feet with no apparent changes in color or brightness. At least that I can tell.
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:25 PM   #1352
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Where are they mounted, in the awning tube?
No on trailer wall side where the awning connects to the wall. They might be mounted to the rail that attaches the awning to the wall.
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No on trailer wall side where the awning connects to the wall. They might be mounted to the rail that attaches the awning to the wall.
That is the first time that I have heard of the lights being mounted onto the camper from the factory, my parents brand new 5er and also one of their friends new class A both have them in the awning tube.

One problem that I can think of is that since you said that your factory LEDs are a single color you more than likely only have 2 wires, a positive and ground, going from the switch to the lights. The colored LEDs have 4 wires, 1 wire for each of the 3 colors and a ground. So you would have to pull new wires to replace the ones you currently have.

Then you would have to find out how they are mounted in place, I have never seem the model that you have so I will be no help there. Good luck, hopefully some who either has or has seen a camper like your will be able to help with the mounting aspect.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:15 PM   #1354
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Led leads

My set only had two lead wires leading in and out for power...that is what I wired into the DC system...there is a four pin plug from transmitter to the light strip.......



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That is the first time that I have heard of the lights being mounted onto the camper from the factory, my parents brand new 5er and also one of their friends new class A both have them in the awning tube.

One problem that I can think of is that since you said that your factory LEDs are a single color you more than likely only have 2 wires, a positive and ground, going from the switch to the lights. The colored LEDs have 4 wires, 1 wire for each of the 3 colors and a ground. So you would have to pull new wires to replace the ones you currently have.

Then you would have to find out how they are mounted in place, I have never seem the model that you have so I will be no help there. Good luck, hopefully some who either has or has seen a camper like your will be able to help with the mounting aspect.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:28 PM   #1355
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My set only had two lead wires leading in and out for power...that is what I wired into the DC system...there is a four pin plug from transmitter to the light strip.......
You are correct. There is only 2 wires going into the receiver to power it up, but there are 4 wires coming out (red, green, blue, white). Since 10X currently only has a LED with single color he doesn't have a receiver like what we have wired in to control the light colors. More than likely he only has 2 wires running up to the actual lights, unlike those of us who have installed the colored LEDs there are actually 4 wires going from the receiver/controller to the lights.

Thats another thing 10X, you will have to wire in the controller for the lights along with pulling the new wire up to them.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:03 PM   #1356
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That is the first time that I have heard of the lights being mounted onto the camper from the factory, my parents brand new 5er and also one of their friends new class A both have them in the awning tube.

One problem that I can think of is that since you said that your factory LEDs are a single color you more than likely only have 2 wires, a positive and ground, going from the switch to the lights. The colored LEDs have 4 wires, 1 wire for each of the 3 colors and a ground. So you would have to pull new wires to replace the ones you currently have.

Then you would have to find out how they are mounted in place, I have never seem the model that you have so I will be no help there. Good luck, hopefully some who either has or has seen a camper like your will be able to help with the mounting aspect.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:29 AM   #1357
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That is the first time that I have heard of the lights being mounted onto the camper from the factory, my parents brand new 5er and also one of their friends new class A both have them in the awning tube.

One problem that I can think of is that since you said that your factory LEDs are a single color you more than likely only have 2 wires, a positive and ground, going from the switch to the lights. The colored LEDs have 4 wires, 1 wire for each of the 3 colors and a ground. So you would have to pull new wires to replace the ones you currently have.

Then you would have to find out how they are mounted in place, I have never seem the model that you have so I will be no help there. Good luck, hopefully some who either has or has seen a camper like your will be able to help with the mounting aspect.
That is correct 2 wires. Thats why I was wondering if the lights everyone are installing here are the same style as the factory ones. If I knew for sure I would mount new colored ones in the same factory mount. Maybe somebody has factory lights they have changed to colored ones that might chime in. For now the white lights look nice since in the past there were no such lights on older units. FR must have seen how many folks on here mounted LEDs and decided to install them from factory on there new units.
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That is correct 2 wires. Thats why I was wondering if the lights everyone are installing here are the same style as the factory ones. If I knew for sure I would mount new colored ones in the same factory mount. Maybe somebody has factory lights they have changed to colored ones that might chime in. For now the white lights look nice since in the past there were no such lights on older units. FR must have seen how many folks on here mounted LEDs and decided to install them from factory on there new units.
Can you post a picture of these "factory mounts".

It might be something that many of us are interested in, particularly since some have had their light strips come loose.

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Thanks to Andrea (storm) cancelled my rv trip this weekend and installed the lights, looks good, will take pics tonight to see how they look..
Thanks for all the input.
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Thanks to Andrea (storm) cancelled my rv trip this weekend and installed the lights, looks good, will take pics tonight to see how they look..
Thanks for all the input.
Sorry to hear you couldn't camp! Looking forward to seeing pics!!
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