Originally Posted by Manitoba Campers
thanks Wagon52!!!! That looks amazing.. My wife and I were at rv show the other day and saw a power awning with led lights... loved it.. just ordered a new Sabre 35qsik but could not get the manufacture to add the lights!!! This is perfect...
my question is how do you run the power? do you unplug every time you put the awning in? just thinking about the power cord getting tangled with the rolling of the awning during extension and retract..
any help would be appreciated!
Don't know if this will help you or not but after reading through multiple pages of these posts, I ordered a set and after getting our Sabre 36QBOK wondered the same thing. While I haven't put them on yet I have identified how I am going to run the wiring. On mine I extended the awning to look to see where the power wires ran. There is a cover inside the awning supports attached to the camper and the cover creates a channel (mine is actually two pieces to allow the awning to close flush and prevent the awning arms from pushing in on the channel). You can remove the channel cover by sliding the cover down and pulling up slightly to get over the bottom of the awning bracket. When you slide the lower channel down you will be able to see the wires for the awning in addition to the the location where they pass through into the basement.
I purchased some 18/4 wire (underground sprinkler wire) that I plan to use to extend the power and control wires from the awning lights into the camper by going through the same hole that the awning power goes through. 50ft. of this was about $10 from a local big box hardware store. Once in, I will pull it into the basement and connect it to a 12 volt source, ground, and controls. This will ensure that the control box and remote antenna are inside the camper to remain dry. I plan to attach these to the camper just under the the awning when it is fully rolled up with double-sides tape as others have so that I don't have to work about the cords rotating with the awning. I just need to determine where I am going to mount the control box and antenna, but I have a lot of options, just need to determine what will work the best.