Originally Posted by Cmmjmoore
Really very impressed with all of the clever ways these diode lights have been wired in. Couple of questions I have and I have read through all 61 pages. It seems like what ever way you wire this up you still have to get out a ladder to plug the strip in and the head of the roller, is that a correct assumption? Obviously that is not for the guys who have installed them under the awning but out on the roller.
I installed mine on the roller so they can be used with the awning cantilevered off the camper or the carport way...without plugging anything in.The excess wire rolls up with the awning.When the awnings rolled out (not in the carport way)I just tuck the wire into the channel of the rail....when in carport position the excess wire is used up to travel along the ground under the carpet.
The wire runs down the arm under the camper to a junction with a waterproof toggle switch so I can shut off the lights going to the awning when its rolled up and still have them on behind the steps and around the top of the door. Wires enter through the outside 110 outlet which is about a foot away from the rail/arm mount....that's also where I put the eye for the remote.The wall wart and controller are inside the camper under the seat storage area right next to the 110volt outlet and put a little wood box/shield with a hinged cover for easy access around it so I don't have to worry about anything resting on it of bumping it.