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Old 09-06-2012, 03:12 PM   #621
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And some of us work smarter and not harder !
But you have to unroll the awning and plug them in.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:12 PM   #622
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Don't worry, I wouldn't want heads to explode in the retirement village. . Anyone interested in LED boobies can PM me.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:42 PM   #623
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Don't worry, I wouldn't want heads to explode in the retirement village. . Anyone interested in LED boobies can PM me.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:35 PM   #624
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Boy the last few remarks were very helpful, I always wondered how someone could have 1000+ post on a helpful sharing website like this and now I guess I know.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:08 PM   #625
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I have only used the camper twice since we received it and have never had an electric awning before so I wasn't sure you could just reach up and pull it down. I am not nearly as sophisticated as many of you here and so I looked for a simpler method.
I thought I would split the 12 volt circuit that is for the light in the pass through and put in a female DC auto plug (cigarette lighter as we use to call them) mounted to the wall up high out of the way. Then I would Velcro the control box in the awning channel up where it plugs to the strip, then run a line down the awning channel with Velcro attachments points with a male DC plug on that end. Then I could open the pass through plug in the lights and be ready to go. Admittedly it will require unplugging the unit to role up the awning but gosh into everyone life a little rain must fall. Am I missing something with the this country boy method.
You can't just tug on your electric awning on your Surveyor, as the arms will probably bend. Look along the outer edge and you will see a bunch of holes and a silver button poking out of one of them. This is the adjustment I was talking about. simply push in the button and pull the arm down until it clicks into one of the holes that puts it at the level you want. The nice thing about this awning is it will hold in that position while you attach your gizmos as you describe. Then return the awning to full elevation by reversing the process.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:55 PM   #626
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:13 AM   #627
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Really very impressed with all of the clever ways these diode lights have been wired in. Couple of questions I have and I have read through all 61 pages. It seems like what ever way you wire this up you still have to get out a ladder to plug the strip in and the head of the roller, is that a correct assumption? Obviously that is not for the guys who have installed them under the awning but out on the roller.
I installed mine on the roller so they can be used with the awning cantilevered off the camper or the carport way...without plugging anything in.The excess wire rolls up with the awning.When the awnings rolled out (not in the carport way)I just tuck the wire into the channel of the rail....when in carport position the excess wire is used up to travel along the ground under the carpet.
The wire runs down the arm under the camper to a junction with a waterproof toggle switch so I can shut off the lights going to the awning when its rolled up and still have them on behind the steps and around the top of the door. Wires enter through the outside 110 outlet which is about a foot away from the rail/arm mount....that's also where I put the eye for the remote.The wall wart and controller are inside the camper under the seat storage area right next to the 110volt outlet and put a little wood box/shield with a hinged cover for easy access around it so I don't have to worry about anything resting on it of bumping it.
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Just wanted show the lights I just installed
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:22 AM   #629
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Just wanted show the lights I just installed
Looks great.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:29 AM   #630
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:37 PM   #631
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:47 PM   #632
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:42 PM   #633
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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!
Look great. What did you use to mount the lights under the camper?
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:32 AM   #634
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Well I for one want to thank everybody who gas added to not only this topic but the site. I am waiting for time to work on mine. Late on the fall I picked up (if memory serves me correctly) a 33' strand of led rope lights from Wally World. My intension is to light up the underside. I also have the strip lights with remote and have yet to find time to put those on, and dag nabit, would t you know there is now a set of steps that are lit up. They're all great guys. First I have to find my loose ground then comes the winter mods. Thanks again.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:05 AM   #635
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Well I for one want to thank everybody who gas added to not only this topic but the site. I am waiting for time to work on mine. Late on the fall I picked up (if memory serves me correctly) a 33' strand of led rope lights from Wally World. My intension is to light up the underside. I also have the strip lights with remote and have yet to find time to put those on, and dag nabit, would t you know there is now a set of steps that are lit up. They're all great guys. First I have to find my loose ground then comes the winter mods. Thanks again.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:56 PM   #636
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After seeing this thread, this is on my to do list in the spring! Just what I needed, something else to do...
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:53 AM   #637
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Absolutely Turbs. I will get pics, however I've been blessed with a busy work schedule away from home and of course once I get home comes my DW's to do list first. Once this is done... Lol.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:20 AM   #638
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Absolutely Turbs. I will get pics, however I've been blessed with a busy work schedule away from home and of course once I get home comes my DW's to do list first. Once this is done... Lol.
You need to get her a "pool boy" to take care of your "short" list whilst your away!
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Lol, I AM the pool boy. New thread for you.
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OK, I know this is an old thread but I have a couple of questions. I was out and looked at our camper trying to figure where I want to mount the lights, control box, power supply ect.

My first plan is to mount the lights to the camper under the awning and then make a waterproof box and mount the control box under that. Plan 2, is to try and mount the control box inside the outside light and also pull the power from there. But I will change my plans if you guys can point me in an easier direction, like a easier or better spot to mount the control box.

I am having a hard time figuring out where to pull power from, the wires for the power awning run thru the wall and turn to go oustide, inside the wall and the awning is about 12" away from the front storage compartment. So where would you suggest I pull power from for plan 1? If I do plan 2 I would have the power figured out but how would you suggest running the power from the control box in the outside porch light to the beginning of the light strip and keeping it as concealed as possible? Also is there any of these kits that seem to be better than others, or ones to stay away from?

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