Originally Posted by dec1952
I bought a set of these LED lights on Amazon. I cannot for the life of me figure out how you folks got them to slide into the awning track. Number 1-they slide in sideways-not facing out. And number two when I get a few feet in, they start falling out. What holds them in? Is there a trick to this? If anyone cvan give me any info soon I would appreciate it. Otherwise I will probably be sending them back. (By the way-we have a Rockwood Roo 19 Manual Awning). Does the sticky tape hold up well? I guess that would be my next option?
Yes, they do slide in sideways...which you have the lights face up or down (if you have the slot in your awning roller aimed towards the trailer). I had to not fully extend my awning, but keep it in just a hair.
My lights were kind of a snug fit in the track...so snug that when I went to pull them back out, I twisted something inside the light and shorted them out. You can see where all the circuits popped on one of the cut lines, so about the last fifth of my string is dead now.
I am either going to solder it back or buy a solderless splice connector for these kind of lights which is under $2. Problem is they want $7 just to ship it, on the site I first looked at.....and am not sure if the splice connecter would then fit into the awning slot. May have to end up taping them to the trailer or awning bracket anyway.
FYI, just be more careful than I was, when pulling, twisting, or tugging on them.
Excuse me while I go put on my overalls, grab a pitchfork, and stand out in the field by my house.....while singing my best imitation of the Hee-Haw "If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all......gloom, despair, and agony on me" song.
Be back shortly.