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Old 07-16-2013, 09:36 PM   #1451
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What did you use to install the lights to the camper??
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:43 PM   #1452
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What did you use to install the lights to the camper??
See post 1450, 3m outdoor double sided tape.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:45 PM   #1453
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:51 PM   #1454
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Thats what I tried and it sticks well to the camper but the weight of the lights pulls it right off as I put it up. The tape doesn't seam to stick to the Silicone casing.????
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Wipe the lights down with acetone or alcohol.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:55 PM   #1456
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Did that also will try again tomorrow.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:59 PM   #1457
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Mine are holding good. (3m tape)
Maybe other's can help you with any suggestions.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:09 AM   #1458
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10M RGB 5050 Waterproof LED Strips 30leds M TW Outputs 44Key IR Remote 5A Power | eBay

I bought the 110v version just to make sure how I was going to run them. I ended up running them off of 12v. Didn't cost me anymore to buy the 110v, but I had the converter just in case I went that route.

16 4ft 5M Extension Cable Connect 4PINS Plug LED Strip Lights RGB5050 3528 Link | eBay

All together we are in for about $65. We ran a 16' strand along the camper in the track where the awning attaches. I went redneck style and Loctite (blue bottle in the glue/hardware section at Walmart) glued them. After they were up and dried, I tried pulling them off to see how hard they were to get off. They didn't fall right off, but they were not permanently attached to where I couldn't get them off if needed. We drove 70 mph all the way home and they never budged.

I ran a 16' strand on the awning roller. The led strand adhesive that was on the strand worked well on the roller. If need be, I can Loctite them also. It rolls right up in the awning when its retracted. I like the fact that I can move the position of the roller in or out a little and it will direct the led lighting wherever I need it. Closer to the camper or further out past the camper.

I also bought waterproof connectors to replace the pin connectors. When they are wired together all I have to do is disconnect the connector at the awning (so it won't roll up ad get cut) and we are done.


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I ran everything clean and hidden. Looks like it was intended to be there. We received several compliments at the campgrounds this weekend.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:28 AM   #1459
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If you have the Dream led's in the silicone sleeve the 3M tape will not stick to it. I know..... I went through that too.

SOLUTION: Lay out your light strip wrong side up. Cut your 3M tape in two or three foot sections. Whatever feels manageable. Run a bead of clear silicone caulking on the silicone casing of the light strip. Peel off one side of the 3M tape and press into the caulking. Repeat to end of strip. Leave the strip to set up for at least 24 hours. THEN take it out to the camper. Wipe the side where you want it to stick with alcohol or acetone. Peel backing off the other side of the 3m strip and stick to camper. I also put a bit of extra silicone at each end then taped the ends in place. After a few weeks I removed the tape.

We did a 2,000 km trip in June and the strip is still securely in place.
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If you have the Dream led's in the silicone sleeve the 3M tape will not stick to it. I know..... I went through that too.

SOLUTION: Lay out your light strip wrong side up. Cut your 3M tape in two or three foot sections. Whatever feels manageable. Run a bead of clear silicone caulking on the silicone casing of the light strip. Peel off one side of the 3M tape and press into the caulking. Repeat to end of strip. Leave the strip to set up for at least 24 hours. THEN take it out to the camper. Wipe the side where you want it to stick with alcohol or acetone. Peel backing off the other side of the 3m strip and stick to camper. I also put a bit of extra silicone at each end then taped the ends in place. After a few weeks I removed the tape.

We did a 2,000 km trip in June and the strip is still securely in place.
Great tip on the dream led's,
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