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Old 09-06-2012, 04:12 PM   #621
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And some of us work smarter and not harder !
But you have to unroll the awning and plug them in.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:12 PM   #622
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Don't worry, I wouldn't want heads to explode in the retirement village. . Anyone interested in LED boobies can PM me.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:42 PM   #623
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Don't worry, I wouldn't want heads to explode in the retirement village. . Anyone interested in LED boobies can PM me.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:35 PM   #624
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Boy the last few remarks were very helpful, I always wondered how someone could have 1000+ post on a helpful sharing website like this and now I guess I know.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:08 PM   #625
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I have only used the camper twice since we received it and have never had an electric awning before so I wasn't sure you could just reach up and pull it down. I am not nearly as sophisticated as many of you here and so I looked for a simpler method.
I thought I would split the 12 volt circuit that is for the light in the pass through and put in a female DC auto plug (cigarette lighter as we use to call them) mounted to the wall up high out of the way. Then I would Velcro the control box in the awning channel up where it plugs to the strip, then run a line down the awning channel with Velcro attachments points with a male DC plug on that end. Then I could open the pass through plug in the lights and be ready to go. Admittedly it will require unplugging the unit to role up the awning but gosh into everyone life a little rain must fall. Am I missing something with the this country boy method.
You can't just tug on your electric awning on your Surveyor, as the arms will probably bend. Look along the outer edge and you will see a bunch of holes and a silver button poking out of one of them. This is the adjustment I was talking about. simply push in the button and pull the arm down until it clicks into one of the holes that puts it at the level you want. The nice thing about this awning is it will hold in that position while you attach your gizmos as you describe. Then return the awning to full elevation by reversing the process.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:55 PM   #626
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Appreciate the advise
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:13 AM   #627
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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.
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Looks great.
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