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Old 10-28-2021, 12:19 PM   #1
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Exterior Motion sensor lighting

Would like to install motion sensor lighting around our Nano 208 BHS
Solar/battery powered so I don't need to do any wiring.

Be interested in what others have used and how they are working out.thanks
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Old 10-28-2021, 02:55 PM   #2
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I bought these from Amazon for our back yard terrace area (hoping to scare skunks away). They work OK and they are now about a year old and still going so for me they are OK for the money.

Edit - just noticed that like many things the price has jumped up. I paid $38 for the pair I got. I also saw them at HomeDepot for about the same price back then.
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I had one on my entry door. But after neighbors commented on how passing critters triggered it annoyingly (for them) in the middle of the night, I removed it.

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Old 10-28-2021, 03:29 PM   #4
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This is what I did for when we return to the trailer at night to have a light to open the door lock,... mounted on a piece of scrap plywood, cut a hole to be able to get to the switch, and I stick a piece of tape over that to protect from rain, .... snaps onto the bar, easy on, easy off for travel, ... we like it, works great, ...
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Old 10-28-2021, 04:51 PM   #5
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Fella10 - I like that solution
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Old 10-28-2021, 09:51 PM   #6
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That is pretty smart!
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Old 10-29-2021, 06:26 AM   #8
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Took me minute to figure that out,
brilliant. I need something like that on the inside of my camper, 21DS. The Panel/Light switch location Sucks.
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Old 10-29-2021, 07:14 AM   #9
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thank you all for your kind comments, ... let me mention one other detail about this setup, if we have the awning extended and after a couple of days or so the light begins to show that it's not getting sufficient sun light to recharge properly, it's easy to unsnap it from the hand rail and move it to an area where it will be in direct sun for a day to recharge, then snap it back in place as the day comes to a close, ... usually the camp site table is a good spot, but if not there, I'm able to move it anywhere that it can get sunlight for a day, ...
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Old 10-29-2021, 09:18 AM   #10
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Would like to install motion sensor lighting around our Nano 208 BHS
Solar/battery powered so I don't need to do any wiring.

Be interested in what others have used and how they are working out.thanks
https://www.amazon.com/Motion-Sensor...=LIGHT_FIXTURE


I've got a couple of these . stuck on with 3m outdoor double sided tape going on 4 yrs still holding and working great
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Lights

I bought the MoRyde LED lights kit for the entry steps and have been very pleased. These are motion activated-3 way- battery powered, but w/ 60 days of camping still work well.
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Old 10-29-2021, 02:37 PM   #12
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I love these. Mount them with Velcro.
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They appear to be hostage in a shipping container somewhere, but they or something like them are perfect for the job.

Plenty of light, motion sensor, easy to dismount (with the Velcro) for travel and to move any that are shaded into the sun to charge. We also bring one down near the fire pit if it's "far" from the rig, and this gives us on-demand light to walk back to the rig without a flashlight.

I put one on each side of the rig...so when I walk my dogs, we have light wherever we go.

Tip...you need marine grade Velcro.
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This is what I did for when we return to the trailer at night to have a light to open the door lock,... mounted on a piece of scrap plywood, cut a hole to be able to get to the switch, and I stick a piece of tape over that to protect from rain, .... snaps onto the bar, easy on, easy off for travel, ... we like it, works great, ...
I have one of these on each side of trailer. They hang from a cord and a suction cup hanger. Put away for travel.
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thank you all for your kind comments, ... let me mention one other detail about this setup, if we have the awning extended and after a couple of days or so the light begins to show that it's not getting sufficient sun light to recharge properly, it's easy to unsnap it from the hand rail and move it to an area where it will be in direct sun for a day to recharge, then snap it back in place as the day comes to a close, ... usually the camp site table is a good spot, but if not there, I'm able to move it anywhere that it can get sunlight for a day, ...
one of the two i have mounted is always shaded by the awning for 6 months in Fl winters and has never not charged or provided light all night . the small panels on these units do well in shade and are still able to charge up.
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Several years ago, 2013 I think, I bought a 4 pack of what you're talking about at Bed,Bath,and Beyond. $20 in think. Solar charged. Replaceable batteries. On off switch. And motion sensors. i velcro-ed to the rv wall next to steps. On a second RV now and just replaced the rechargable batteries. Works great. Turn off so as to not come on when traveling.
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