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Old 07-19-2018, 03:22 PM   #1
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LED Tape Lights w/ Bag Awning

Has anyone installed those cheap LED tape light strips that have the color changing capabilities in conjunction with a bag awning? I just picked up this set from the Bezos Jungle, and the quality is average, the light output is adjustable, it has multiple color settings and it can flash to the beat of music, which is sure to annoy everyone within eyesight of my PUP. I was going to run the tape UNDER the awning bag, but when the awning is deployed, the back-half of the bag hangs in the way of where I was going to affix the tape. So now, IDK. I don't feel that it would be secure enough to affix in a wind-exposed area. I have a feeling that this may become an indoor lighting feature and force me to find something else for the awning area. Thoughts, opinions, suggestions?

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Old 07-19-2018, 05:16 PM   #2
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I bought two 8 foot blue leds from Ollieís, and wrapped one around each support pole that connect to the pup on the ends of the awning.
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:31 PM   #3
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I considered that, but I want something that I don't have to remove and put up each time. There are enough points to remember as it is. Once everything is set up and the awning is out, I just wanna flip a switch and start enjoying my beer, haha!
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Old 07-20-2018, 12:08 PM   #4
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I bought some this week, being delivered today from Amazon. Lol. I have a 2014 Flagstaff MAC 228 with a Dometic bag awning. Hoping to get them up this weekend so I can enjoy them next weekend. I got some 3M Automotive Grade double sided tape to help with the install. Not sure on the positioning currently - won't know till I do a few mock ups. If I end up having to drill into the "top" (side) I have a nice grommet that will help make it look as stock as possible. I can post up some things once I attempt this. Lol.
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:10 AM   #5
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Well this weekend I began my install of the LED strip lighting and hopefully you can learn from our mistakes! Not sure which kit you ended up going with - we got ours off Amazon, and it was terrible build quality! About 15-20 minutes into the build and once it was mounted to the 3M Automotive Quality double sided taped the wiring on the end that connects to the 4 pin adapter came completely off at the soldered points. Rather than dealing with trying to rig it myself I'm sending the whole unit back. I spent the next 30 minutes searching online for another type/brand that would be better quality and that was hard. Believe we found one - should be here tomorrow. So I'll check back once this one is delivered and installed. Hopefully we have more luck this time around.
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Old 07-23-2018, 09:58 AM   #6
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Well this weekend I began my install of the LED strip lighting and hopefully you can learn from our mistakes! Not sure which kit you ended up going with - we got ours off Amazon, and it was terrible build quality! About 15-20 minutes into the build and once it was mounted to the 3M Automotive Quality double sided taped the wiring on the end that connects to the 4 pin adapter came completely off at the soldered points. Rather than dealing with trying to rig it myself I'm sending the whole unit back. I spent the next 30 minutes searching online for another type/brand that would be better quality and that was hard. Believe we found one - should be here tomorrow. So I'll check back once this one is delivered and installed. Hopefully we have more luck this time around.


Check out the link i provided above. The quality feels good. And i think i can mount the control module on the inside of the box and simply drape the connector end of the wiring out through the canvas. Still undecided but got a better idea after this weekendís first trip in the new PUP.
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Old 07-23-2018, 12:44 PM   #7
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I purchased some from Menards. They were about $20. Have been on our pup for 3 seasons now. We love them. No issue with the bag getting in the way. I guess I mounted then just low enough
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Old 07-23-2018, 02:25 PM   #8
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I installed 12'6" of multicolored led strip on my Rockwood. (Sold now)
I was advised to use 3M double sided tape to mount the strip. It worked. Only problem was that the controller is no water proof and when wet it gives incorrect colors when turned on. Such as, pressing blue may get you green or pink. Weird. But it was interesting.
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I purchased some from Menards. They were about $20. Have been on our pup for 3 seasons now. We love them. No issue with the bag getting in the way. I guess I mounted then just low enough


Were yours mounted to the shell of the PUP? Do you happen to have any photos of where you stuck them?
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Were yours mounted to the shell of the PUP? Do you happen to have any photos of where you stuck them?


My pup is at my in laws. I am camping this weekend and will post some close up pictures for you.

I purchased the outdoor deck lights. They advertise them as railing lights. DH didn't wire them to the switch as he hates working with electric, so ours just plug in. Also they had 3M strip on them AND come with screws. We just stuck them on and they have never come loose.
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