I have a manual awning.
I stuck the waterproof light strip to the metal tube and tie-wrapped the end with the power connector, so it would not get undone, I angled the connected back under the awning to protect it from the elements. It stays there and does not interfere at all, it is very small.
I then stuck a piece of velcro to stick the controller and IR, under the the awning. I connect it to the light strip; I then connect to the power adapter , made all the cables the correct length, raise the awning and run it down the awning to connect it to the trailer.
Works like a charm, and yes the remote allows to change the light effects: fade in, fade out, blink, single colour, multi-colour and so on. Very nice.
Denis & Diane
2010 Sabre 31REDS
Ford F-250 2011
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