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Old 07-25-2012, 08:52 AM   #431
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How did you mount yours again? Did you just slide them in the groove on the bar? I thought about using double sided tape and mounting them on the outside of the awning tube. I'm afraid it would stretch out the fabric and leave imprints when rolled up. I've had mine for 4 weeks or so and just haven't had the time to get out there and mount them. I think I'd prefer them on the awning tube though.
Len I did in fact install them in the groove .
It works better to push them into the slot then to slide them all the way through.
Now once installed you can leave them pushed all the way in and use them or I pull mine out just a little bit to reveal the led which makes them brighter , either way they produce a nice light.

When rolled up they slide back into groove.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:56 PM   #432
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Len I did in fact install them in the groove .
It works better to push them into the slot then to slide them all the way through.
Now once installed you can leave them pushed all the way in and use them or I pull mine out just a little bit to reveal the led which makes them brighter , either way they produce a nice light.

When rolled up they slide back into groove.

Thanks, I'll try that.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:12 AM   #433
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So as a new guy I'm entitled to asking a dumb question on my first post. 😄 I'm considering purchasing the ones off of Amazon. I'm thinking of simply shoving them in the slot and then plugging them into my outside plug on the occasions I would use them. I do a lot of primitive camping so my use would be minimal 3-4 times a year. So I don't want to permanently mount them. Would this idea work?
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:27 AM   #434
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So as a new guy I'm entitled to asking a dumb question on my first post. 😄 I'm considering purchasing the ones off of Amazon. I'm thinking of simply shoving them in the slot and then plugging them into my outside plug on the occasions I would use them. I do a lot of primitive camping so my use would be minimal 3-4 times a year. So I don't want to permanently mount them. Would this idea work?
I got the one's off Amazon too. Before I permanently mounted them, I just used clothes pins to hang them and then plugged into the outside outlet. They have a sticky back and I didn't want to put them in that slot because I didn't want to damage the paper that protected the sticky tape. They are so light you only need around 7-8 clothes pins at the most to keep them on the awning. You will get people commenting or asking you about the lights. One guy drove by and slowed down before stopping to look at them.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:30 AM   #435
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I got the one's off Amazon too. Before I permanently mounted them, I just used clothes pins to hang them and then plugged into the outside outlet. They have a sticky back and I didn't want to put them in that slot because I didn't want to damage the paper that protected the sticky tape. They are so light you only need around 7-8 clothes pins at the most to keep them on the awning. You will get people commenting or asking you about the lights. One guy drove by and slowed down before stopping to look at them.
Thank you! So they will go in the slot if I want? I will place my order!
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So as a new guy I'm entitled to asking a dumb question on my first post. �� I'm considering purchasing the ones off of Amazon. I'm thinking of simply shoving them in the slot and then plugging them into my outside plug on the occasions I would use them. I do a lot of primitive camping so my use would be minimal 3-4 times a year. So I don't want to permanently mount them. Would this idea work?

Not sure which ones on Amazon you were looking at, but I bought these Amazon.com: TaoTronics TT-SL001 Waterproof 16.4 Ft RGB Color Changing Kit with LED Flexible Strip, Controller + Remote and Power Supply, 5050rgb Kit: Home Improvement
I tried putting them in the groove but it was really tight and I didn't think would shine enough light. But they have a sticky back on them and I just attached them to the roller right under the awning. They seem to roll up in the awning just fine. I put a piece of velcro on the arm of the awning so I can mount the light controller piece that plugs into the lights. I am at work so don't have the pictures of what I did.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:33 AM   #437
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The ones on eBay are at 22.00 dollars
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Not sure which ones on Amazon you were looking at, but I bought these Amazon.com: TaoTronics TT-SL001 Waterproof 16.4 Ft RGB Color Changing Kit with LED Flexible Strip, Controller + Remote and Power Supply, 5050rgb Kit: Home Improvement
I tried putting them in the groove but it was really tight and I didn't think would shine enough light. But they have a sticky back on them and I just attached them to the roller right under the awning. They seem to roll up in the awning just fine. I put a piece of velcro on the arm of the awning so I can mount the light controller piece that plugs into the lights. I am at work so don't have the pictures of what I did.
Thanks! If you dont mind post the pics when you get a chance and I will check them out.
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Len I did in fact install them in the groove .
It works better to push them into the slot then to slide them all the way through.
Now once installed you can leave them pushed all the way in and use them or I pull mine out just a little bit to reveal the led which makes them brighter , either way they produce a nice light.

When rolled up they slide back into groove.
Three problems with mounting them in the groove, 1) Can't use them with awning rolled up. 2) Can't use a sunscreen in the groove. 3) Stringing an electric cord to activate them
Just my reasoning for mounting them on the rail under the awning. Permanently wired, use anytime and awning groove available for sunscreen which we use quite often.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:13 PM   #440
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I like them to shine on camper not away from.
If my awnings up then I'm in bed or not around or daylight.
Don't have a screen for rail.

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