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Old 06-26-2015, 02:38 PM   #11
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TO add to the original post:

Dometic will want about 100 bucks for a strip of 3528's. I put water proof 5050's on my awning. The 5050 LED strip is a bit wider than the 3528 LED strip and the 3M tape will eventually give up. I put a thin bead of silicone down the awning trough for the LED's and they have been up for a little over a year and a half...plus I get pretty colors..

Here is a 3528 strip on Amazon...the 3528's will fit down into the awning trough, but I was not able to find 3528's that changed color....

http://www.amazon.com/Feymer-16-4ft-...trip+connector
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Old 06-26-2015, 11:19 PM   #12
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Whoa...a lot of info! Thanks! We're due to go back to the shop after the fourth so we'll have them fix it. Our awning doesn't have the drop feature but we never leave it out if we aren't under it. Now to figure out why the fridge isn't staying cool....its always something.
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Old 06-27-2015, 07:40 AM   #13
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What (Make & Model) is your Awning? No Drop feature sounds very Odd for a (2015) unit! Youroo!!
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Don't you have to plug the lights in at the roller to the wiring in the arm? Or is there a rotary switch there?
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Old 06-27-2015, 07:59 AM   #15
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Never seen a LED get that warm. I would think that the awing is getting quite hot from the sun causing the lights to stick. Later RJD
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:11 AM   #16
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I've got 5050's in mine...had / have no problems like that. I also use a little silicone to keep'em in roller slot.
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:25 AM   #17
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I have no idea what the make and model is on the awning. Came on the trailer. There is no electonic drop feature. There may be a manual way. If I have time today and the weather improves I'll open it and take pictures.
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:31 AM   #18
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Never seen a LED get that warm. I would think that the awing is getting quite hot from the sun causing the lights to stick. Later RJD
Probably a little of both
Here is some info on LED heat dissipation.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therma...igh-power_LEDs
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:35 AM   #19
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Amazon sells rolls of them that can be cut after every three led lights. I did not like the blue that came on our grey wolf so I added white right beside the blue both inside and under the awning placing a tiny toggle switch on the plastic cover that covers the hole the wires come out of the wall for the original led strip.

The new lights came with 3m strip on the back you peel and stick. Forest river had placed a thin line of clear silicone every few feet to help keep the led strip in place so I followed suit when I hung the clears.

So far mine are staying up but are inexpensive and easy to replace.
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Some of the lower cost LED strips have inferior tape on the back that will release after time and heat. An easy solution is to purchase some 3M auto trim double sided tape. You will have to slice it as I have not seen 1/4" width, but it is easy with a razor knife. On a clean surface this will stick permanently.
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