Originally Posted by grege
Do you have a picture of the lights so I can see where you mounted them? How did you access behind the media center column?
I'd love to make it more permanent but with the manual awning I think your way is less scary than drilling into the side of my camper. lol
I had the same concern, hence the route I took.
This picture here
is not mine (I will try and remember to take one this weekend and update my mods thread), but is pretty close to representing what I did. My lights are a little bit more to the left, but it still sits inside enough so that when the awning is rolled up, it's completely hidden & protected. Did the same on the other end, using the closest cut mark.
Also, I stuck them directly to the awning pole right above the track using the supplied sticky tape. So far they haven't moved or come off at all. (the pull down strap doesn't allow another choice)
For the media center, I used my dremel tool to cut a square hole the same size as my on/off switch. I then managed to get the wires through that and down through the existing counter top hole (It's only about 6-8")
From there, I drilled directly through the floor to get to the bottom of the trailer, and then ran the wires on up to the battery and also over to where the awning pole comes down, as per my mod pics.
Here too is a pic of my drill point in the floor of the media cabinet. Do NOT go any closer in than this! It seems far out, but my 'test hole' as you can see was too close to the wall and hit some sort of aluminum piece that I didn't expect. Not a big issue, but I couldn't get the wire through so I filled it with caulking and tried again.