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Old 01-16-2011, 10:31 AM   #1
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I got the rope light installed under the trailer yesterday. Since the trailer is a rear kitchen model there is a gas line running all the way back. I took some zip ties and attached the rope light to it. I only need to plug it into an extension cord at the campground and I'm set up with outside lighting.

I checked them out last night and i thought they look pretty good. Lights up under the trailer and also around the perimeter with a soft light that shouldn't bother my camping neighbors.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:38 AM   #2
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How about a picture? That's a good idea I might try it.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:44 AM   #3
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How about a picture? That's a good idea I might try it.
I'll try to get one in the next few days. I tried last night, but the pics didn't turn out very well so I'll try it during the day, under the trailer so you can see how I mounted them.
I can't take credit for the idea. I believe it was a post by mtnguy that I first read about the rope lights under the trailer..
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Great; Thanks
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:45 AM   #5
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How about a picture? That's a good idea I might try it.
Here are the pics.

I did include one that I took at night, it's not very good. In the left/center of the pic you can make out the steps and the white tire covers behind them. It really looks a lot better than what the pic shows.

I also included 2 pics of the rope light mounted by zip ties on the gas line. You may need to come up with something different for your trailer. With a little imagination it shouldn't be hard.

I do need to find a way to cover the plug end so it won't get dirty or corroded in travel. Any suggestions?

Hope these show you what you needed to see.

Good luck and happy camping!
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Just buy a cheap female plug at the hardware store and put a little silicone in where the wire would go. Plug the end of the rope light into the plug when travelling. Old Guys
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:03 PM   #7
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I too like that idea - now it gives me more things to look at when my trailer finally arives
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Just buy a cheap female plug at the hardware store and put a little silicone in where the wire would go. Plug the end of the rope light into the plug when travelling. Old Guys
Great, simple idea!

Sometimes I thinks too hard.
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OK, I gotta try this mod. Per chance, I have an extra string of rope lights in the basement.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:04 AM   #10
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This is something I will definately try this summer. Thanks for sharing.
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