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Old 03-26-2013, 10:03 AM   #751
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Looks great Herk.

Question #1 - What do you think it would look like if I put a RGB strip placed on the trailer itself just below the rail and a white only strip on the underside of the rail. That way even when the awning is closed the lights can be used.

If I understand you correctly your strips are RGB doubled and looks like you get pretty bright white light with those. So perhaps buying two different strips is unnecessary.

Have you seen the DREAM strip with 133 controller? A fair bit more money but reading the list it can do pretty cool things.

Question #2 - Unfortunately there are NO lights in our storage area. (Think we need to add one while we are chopping into wires here.) I do see wires going through and I think one is for the above bed reading lights. I think it should be safe to tap into that? Have done lots of 110 wiring but never 12V. Wires look different and I don't know what gauge they are. Any words of wisdom for this?

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Old 03-26-2013, 10:10 AM   #752
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...Question #1 - What do you think it would look like if I put a RGB strip placed on the trailer itself just below the rail and a white only strip on the underside of the rail. That way even when the awning is closed the lights can be used...
You don't need the white only as the RGB with controller will also give you white. They show very good when the awning is rolled up if they are mounted to the rail.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:11 AM   #753
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You don't need the white only as the RGB with controller will also give you white. They show very good when the awning is rolled up if they are mounted to the rail.
I love the look mounted on the rail! I will have to have the DH do this mod when he attaches the new extension poles!
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:27 AM   #754
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I love the look mounted on the rail! I will have to have the DH do this mod when he attaches the new extension poles!
Make sure he uses Outdoor 2 sided tape. Shop Scotch 1" x 14'7" Two-Sided Tape at Lowes.com
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:33 AM   #755
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:33 AM   #756
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I could not find any Pics. of the awning side of your unit.If you noticed on our V-Lite a (Scare lite) on the right side. Perfect place to put the controler for power (Water Proof) and reciever antenna. The (Scare Lites) on that side are Very Offensive to use,for us or our fellow campers any way! Youroo!!
My scare light is actually under the awning, near the forward arm. I was debating on using that since I would be able to turn on\off with the light switch inside.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:42 AM   #757
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My scare light is actually under the awning, near the forward arm. I was debating on using that since I would be able to turn on\off with the light switch inside.
Good place to put the controller and drill a hole or cut a slot for the 'eye'. Solves the problem of 12v and also gives you a water tight place for the controller. You could also put a light senitive photo eye in it to make it come on automatically.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:22 PM   #758
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Couple things:

The controller is not waterproof. Mount it inside.

The white photo was with ONE strip! It is WAY brighter with two and I find myself dimming under certain occasions.

The pictured strip (I used) already comes with outdoor waterproof tape.

I mostly use the orange and white settings. (Will be much more festive on the 4th of July.)
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So Herk, with dual strips, do you play it with diff colors on each at the same time?
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So Herk, with dual strips, do you play it with diff colors on each at the same time?
No, just twice the light in the same space. It is VERY bright at full power.

The controller can handle the load from 2 strips. They intended for it to be 2 strips LONG; but the load is the same the way I wired it. (like being powered from the "middle."
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