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Old 03-18-2018, 02:27 PM   #1
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Awning light

We have a 2013 36CKTS with the factory power awning. I'd like to install an LED light strip under the awning and I'm looking for 12 volt power. Can I tap into the wiring going to the awning or is there only 12 volts there when the awning switch is pushed? Thanks Steve
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Old 03-19-2018, 08:51 PM   #2
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I installed my LED and used the light switch to the right of the door that operates the light above the door on the inside.
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:12 PM   #3
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Thanks. That might work for me as well.
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:16 PM   #4
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12v is only there while the switch is pressed.

You can often snake a wire inside the camper where the awning’s power is through the wall. And then tap off a 12v line that you find.
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:16 AM   #5
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Ok thanks.
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:34 AM   #6
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We bought a Solar rope light from Home Depot for about $20. Not to bright, does a great job of lighting under the awning. last long enough till we go to bed. NO WIRES INTO THE TRAILER.
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:47 AM   #7
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I ran the lead from the led light strip into the trailer where the awning power wire was routed and then ran and connected it to the step light wire along the frame so I can turn it on from the inside panel. Put a dimmer on it as well. Works great.
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:21 AM   #8
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Thanks for the ideas. I hadn't even thought about some kind of solar light.
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Mine is attached to awning wire

I purchased an RGB strip and an RF controller. Ran the wires attached to the strip down the awning track and into the rig using the same hole as the awning wire than attached the strip to the awning hot side wire in my bedroom under the dresser. Works great. Biggest problem was getting the strip to mount permanently, but we solved that by using 3M Molding tape. My strip is mounted under the awning where the awning attaches to the rig. Sort of a little rain gutter under there so always protected. Love the lighting combinations, lots of positive comments.
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I purchased an RGB strip and an RF controller. Ran the wires attached to the strip down the awning track and into the rig using the same hole as the awning wire than attached the strip to the awning hot side wire in my bedroom under the dresser. Works great. Biggest problem was getting the strip to mount permanently, but we solved that by using 3M Molding tape. My strip is mounted under the awning where the awning attaches to the rig. Sort of a little rain gutter under there so always protected. Love the lighting combinations, lots of positive comments.
I think I can see what you're saying but pictures please
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Old 03-22-2018, 03:28 PM   #11
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I think I can see what you're saying but pictures please
Here's mine:




RF Controller was installed in the front storage cubby:



To get the wiring in, I ran it down the awning arm next to the awning's power cable, pulled back the sealant where it enter's the cabin and then poked the line through before resealing it. For power, I tapped off the power going to the front stab jacks and installed a 12v lighted switch:



The lights and the stabs would never be run at the same time, so I had no concerns about overloading that circuit.
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:34 PM   #12
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The same

Mine looks just like Kaadk's
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