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Old 04-06-2013, 06:07 AM   #881
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Step light

Yes I do, just cannot remember where I stored it..will get back to you , I'll take another one tonight...



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The interior light and switch look nice!
Do you have exterior pics at night of the steps lit up? Would love to see them.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:14 AM   #882
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Yes I do, just cannot remember where I stored it..will get back to you , I'll take another one tonight...
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:20 AM   #883
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Personally, I would be cautious about using wire mold on the exterior of the camper. One, it is an "inside" product and the self stick tape may not be weatherproof. Two, the snap on cover may hold inside, but might just blow off going down the highway.

Let me know how it works out if you go this route. I have an exterior camera project that is still "in my mind" that is looking for a wire solution.
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I will let you know, I am still trying to figure out in my mind the best way to get the wire from one of the ends (probably on the door side since it is shorter) to the light or if I can split the lights and place the controller in the middle so the wire run wouldn't be as long. I am not quite sure about using the wire mold as of yet.....
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:31 AM   #884
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Personally, I would be cautious about using wire mold on the exterior of the camper. One, it is an "inside" product and the self stick tape may not be weatherproof. Two, the snap on cover may hold inside, but might just blow off going down the highway...
Don't think it will work, from my experience in using it on our enclosed back deck. Used it on clean alum flashing to cover flood light wires and it lasted about 1 yr before it came loose. It was never exposed to water or direct sunlight. If I used it, I would peel off the factory tape and use the outdoor 2 sided tape which is what I did and after 6 yrs, it's still working.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:32 AM   #885
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I almost hit the buy button on the lights. But, if I was to get lights BEFORE getting a mattress topper before our shakedown run next weekend, I would be in the dog house... Mattress topper shopping today. Lights are in my amazon wishlist and may not make the shakedown run....
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:54 AM   #886
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I will let you know, I am still trying to figure out in my mind the best way to get the wire from one of the ends (probably on the door side since it is shorter) to the light or if I can split the lights and place the controller in the middle so the wire run wouldn't be as long. I am not quite sure about using the wire mold as of yet.....
"Putting the connection in the middle" is essentially how I wired my "double run" of lights. Though connected at one end; both strips were powered at the "same end" (or the electrical middle).
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:17 AM   #887
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Got the LED's installed on awning

The weather finally warmed up enough to mount the LED's on the awning and steps. Here is a short video with sound track going through all the modes.
Also a couple pics.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:42 AM   #888
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The weather finally warmed up enough to mount the LED's on the awning and steps. Here is a short video with sound track going through all the modes.
Also a couple pics.
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Very nice, all that is missing are the awning tie down poles. How do you like the lights in the step cutouts?
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:47 AM   #889
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Nice job, these look great. I have been reading this thread so much trying to be ready when my lights arrive. Crunchman12001, I really like the install into the scare light and I have decided that is how am going to install mine. I do have a question, where did you find the wire for the extension from the end of your lights to your controller? Thanks
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:48 AM   #890
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Very nice, all that is missing are the awning tie down poles. How do you like the lights in the step cutouts?
Thank you OldCoot, the install turned out very clean.
I like the step lights. Gives a nice glow to the steps. They did turn out a little brighter than I thought they would for 12" strips. I will see if a dimmer will be needed after our first outing in May.
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Nice job, these look great. I have been reading this thread so much trying to be ready when my lights arrive. Crunchman12001, I really like the install into the scare light and I have decided that is how am going to install mine. I do have a question, where did you find the wire for the extension from the end of your lights to your controller? Thanks
Thank you aabshire.
Here is a link to a previous post with all the links. post #784
Here is a link to my LED album if interested on install.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:57 AM   #892
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The weather finally warmed up enough to mount the LED's on the awning and steps. Here is a short video with sound track going through all the modes.
Also a couple pics.
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Crunchman that looks terrific!! I am not seeing the video clips though.....my lights are still on their way!
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:02 AM   #893
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Crunchman that looks terrific!! I am not seeing the video clips though.....my lights are still on their way!
Thank you!
My lights took about 2 weeks to get here.
The video is the last pic in the original post. Press the center of the pic on the arrow to play.
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Well, we did some frugal shopping. Got the mattress topper, xchocks, and still had money for the LEDs. They should be in from Amazon on Wednesday.

Still trying to figure out how to run the wiring. My thoughts, drill the smallest of holes that the wire can fit though at the front, under my awning and gutter. This will lead me to the shelf above the tent end. From there, I can wire the controller there and connect the wires to the bunk light. Any thoughts and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Crunchman that looks terrific!! I am not seeing the video clips though.....my lights are still on their way!
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:12 PM   #897
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We received our 50-50 LED light strips today. I haven't decided how are going to install them yet will keep you posted when we install and post pictures
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:37 PM   #898
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I had some white LED Strips left after installing a short section in the step recess.

Never did like the lighting in the under storage, with only one light on the curb side. And inevitably when I need the light, I'm on the other side of the RV.

Cut two lengths of the LED Strip the width of the under storage, and mounted them one third of the way in from each side to the under side of the floor joist. Then took two single pole double throw switches and wired up a two way circuit with a switch on each side. The light is awesome, and can now be turned on and off from either side of the RV.


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Been thinking of a good place to mount my scraps too.
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Been thinking of a good place to mount my scraps too.
Put them in the pantry with a micro switch and make points with DW.
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