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Old 06-03-2012, 06:40 PM   #201
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Wed afternoon, I got mine mounted to the underneath side of the rail on the trailer just using the adhesive that came on them. Went to Lowes and got some outdoor 2 sided tape just in case the original didn't stick. It held good until sometime this afternoon and I went out to work on the micro switches and lo and behold, about half of it had fallen down. Split the 1" tape lengthwise and re-installed it. Hopefully it will stay on now.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:11 PM   #202
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I wanted to tape mine to aluminum awning rod but figured the same would happen. I will be doing mine next week, let us know how the other tape holds up.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:32 PM   #203
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Mine came in today! Soon they will be put in.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:11 PM   #204
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Just wanted to say. I have been reading a lot of REALLY good info on this forum and have applied a lot of it to my camper. In short thanks alot. The best forum out there. By the way ordered some lights also. Will go good with the remote I learned from you guys that I put on last weekend.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:16 PM   #205
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I wanted to tape mine to aluminum awning rod but figured the same would happen. I will be doing mine next week, let us know how the other tape holds up.
What aluminum awning rod are you refering to?
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:22 PM   #206
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What aluminum awning rod are you refering to?
The one the awning wraps around. I have a manual awning. Don't think the tape will last long on aluminum
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:32 PM   #207
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I just got my lights yesterday! Almost done running the power and ground for it. I would love to somehow attach the lights flat on the awning pole. But doing so might make the lights too bright anyway that they would need to be turned down.
If all you are worried about is the pull strap for the manual awing cut the lights 6 inches shorter for the strap to fit in and roll up.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:54 AM   #208
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I am adding a second strip under the first and re-wiring the entire operation after my Ohio trip. The LED strip held up just fine using the original tape at speeds up to 70 MPH (needed to get out of the way of a VERY fast truck that was overhauling me as I passed a slow poke).

I will run 4 wire "motion detector" wire (red, black, green and yellow conductors) up to the LEDs and relocate the controller inside the camper.

I also ordered a better IR controller with more features.
HotSale 44 Key IR Remote Controller Wireless For RGB SMD LED Light Strips DC 12V | eBay
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:28 AM   #209
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I am adding a second strip under the first and re-wiring the entire operation after my Ohio trip. The LED strip held up just fine using the original tape at speeds up to 70 MPH (needed to get out of the way of a VERY fast truck that was overhauling me as I passed a slow poke).

I will run 4 wire "motion detector" wire (red, black, green and yellow conductors) up to the LEDs and relocate the controller inside the camper.

I also ordered a better IR controller with more features.
HotSale 44 Key IR Remote Controller Wireless For RGB SMD LED Light Strips DC 12V | eBay
What ya like about that one Lou?
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:33 AM   #210
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I also ordered a better IR controller with more features.
HotSale 44 Key IR Remote Controller Wireless For RGB SMD LED Light Strips DC 12V | eBay
Not sure it's better but it has more functions... and I also one on order, just to see, hey I've made worse investments before
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:45 AM   #211
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Not sure it's better but it has more functions... and I also one on order, just to see, hey I've made worse investments before
For less than 10.00 I'm in
Btw are we all bidding on the same ones?
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:06 AM   #212
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What ya like about that one Lou?
While the strip is the same, the functionality of the controller appears to have several additional features (in addition to the basic FLASH and SEQUENCE) as well as the ability to custom mix and save colors.

I will let you know how it works out.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:15 AM   #213
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I went a little different route, since I have a manual awning and no power source close, and i didnt want to drill through the side of my camper I went with 120v LED rope lights under my rig. Got em from wal-mart, $15.00 per 12' strip. My first attempt was with a regular rope light and wasnt bright enough so I went with the LED's. Right now I have the strip's showing, I may flip my clips I used to mount them to shine more under the rig but I think I will lose some of the light. Wife is real happy with how they came out so I guess thats a good thing! Let me know what you think!
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While the strip is the same, the functionality of the controller appears to have several additional features (in addition to the basic FLASH and SEQUENCE) as well as the ability to custom mix and save colors.

I will let you know how it works out.
I see in the description it has 1,000's
Of color combos
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:20 AM   #215
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Let me know what you think!
I think they look great too!

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Old 06-06-2012, 07:33 AM   #216
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Thanks, not a fancy as some of you guys but I dont think they look too bad. I ran the cord inside my propane compartment and will just connect to the power supply at the campground when I hook up. Would be nice to put them on a switch but it is what it is!
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:46 AM   #217
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I am adding a second strip under the first and re-wiring the entire operation after my Ohio trip. The LED strip held up just fine using the original tape at speeds up to 70 MPH (needed to get out of the way of a VERY fast truck that was overhauling me as I passed a slow poke).

I will run 4 wire "motion detector" wire (red, black, green and yellow conductors) up to the LEDs and relocate the controller inside the camper.

I also ordered a better IR controller with more features.
HotSale 44 Key IR Remote Controller Wireless For RGB SMD LED Light Strips DC 12V | eBay
How will you get the infrared controller to address the remote if the controler is inside?
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:51 AM   #218
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Lou has special military "items"
Us civilians don't have access to.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:56 AM   #219
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Lou has special military "items"
Us civilians don't have access to.
Correct.

Mere mortals like us can only read about it.
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Correct.

Mere mortals like us can only read about it.
Probably some 42.5 million dollar optical retna sensor death ray deal that we can only read about in the latest Batman comic.
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