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Old 06-23-2013, 04:50 PM   #1441
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Only problem with the doubled up light strip is if there are two campers facing each other it could attract aircraft at night!

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Old 06-23-2013, 07:08 PM   #1442
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Just installed a second set, did order the 2nd one late at night and it was the wrong one! Will use one set (3528) for the outside kitchen and the 3rd set under the awning to match the 5050. Yes, had to order a 3rd set!

Long trip next week, so the lights (3m tape) will be tested on the road. (7hrs trip)
I love how you have it going down the entire side!! Looks great!
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:40 PM   #1443
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I love how you have it going down the entire side!! Looks great!
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:41 AM   #1444
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After digesting all of the information on this forum, I finished my finished the insdatllation of the light strip on my TT... I opted to install a dummy light fixture on the side of the trailer to use as a electronics box to hold the IR Sensor / receiver. Just before I attached the light strip with 2 sided tape I tested everything and it was a GO!.. I carefully attached the light strip being cautious not to bend or twist it in any way.. Once installed, I turned things on, and everything still worked OK with the exception of when I selected full GREEN when a small segment failed to light (less than 2 inches).. when other colors or shades were selected with the remote, these very same LEDs came on with the color selected and looked normal.. ONLY DARK GREEN WON'T ILLUMINATE... If it is something simple that I can fix, I will, BUT since everything else works fine, I won't hassle trying to undo the 3-m tape job that holds it up.. I have attached a picture of my Junction Box/Dummy Light and a picture of the light strip on GREEN... Any ideas or should I just carry on smartly and avoid Green?



Looks good. I see on a separate post you fixed your dead light issue.

What did you use to cover your wires going up the wall?
I would like to do something similar.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:26 PM   #1445
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Well the camper lights are really cool and I love the brick driveway. Did u connect to together at the awning strut?
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:47 AM   #1446
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Just a friendly inquiry, Can someone assist?

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First off, kudos and thank you to everyone, (especially Herk) on this thread for your ideas and assistance, I have actually read this thread from start to finish prior to doing my camper and helping my buddy out. We did however run into a problem and I'm not sure if its similar to WarMovies issue, so here it goes. We are running our LEDs up the right side of the awning support next to the trailer, make the 90 onto the awning support at the top, make the next 90 and go down the left awning support. In order to do this we've had to splice two LED strips together using the LED Connector Box mentioned earlier in this thread. (BTW works like a champ!!!) The frist strand of LEDs lights up perfectly in all colors, the second strand of lights lights up perfectly in blue and red, however in white, pink and green we see sporadically different colors throughout the strand. I've attached a picture of the white as its the best to see what I'm describing.

These are the lights that we purchased: Waterproof LED Strand

Any help would be appreciated.
Just a friendly inquiry, has anyone seen this happen before?

Thank you for your assistance in advance.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:34 PM   #1447
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Thanks Wagon52, I'm new to this site so just ran across your solution to awening lights. I am ordering me a set now. Did you have to adhere the lights in the channel or do they stay in pretty good by just sliding them in?
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:56 PM   #1448
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Just slide or push them into the slot.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:23 PM   #1449
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What is everyone using to install lights to your awning or camper? I tried heavy duty outdoor dbl sided tape that sticks well to everything except the silicone casing the lights are in. The size of lights do not allow me to slide in the grove of Awning. I like how a few of you guys installed on the camper right where the awning attaches to the camper,But cant get mine to stay. PLEASE HELP.
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What is everyone using to install lights to your awning or camper? I tried heavy duty outdoor dbl sided tape that sticks well to everything except the silicone casing the lights are in. The size of lights do not allow me to slide in the grove of Awning. I like how a few of you guys installed on the camper right where the awning attaches to the camper,But cant get mine to stay. PLEASE HELP.
I wiped the rail down with alcohol and used 3m outdoor double sided tape. The lights came with 3m tape on them that didn't stick very good until I used the 3m tape on the rail.
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What did you use to install the lights to the camper??
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What did you use to install the lights to the camper??
See post 1450, 3m outdoor double sided tape.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:45 PM   #1453
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What did you use to install the lights to the camper??
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:51 PM   #1454
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Thats what I tried and it sticks well to the camper but the weight of the lights pulls it right off as I put it up. The tape doesn't seam to stick to the Silicone casing.????
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Wipe the lights down with acetone or alcohol.
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Did that also will try again tomorrow.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:59 PM   #1457
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Mine are holding good. (3m tape)
Maybe other's can help you with any suggestions.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:09 AM   #1458
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10M RGB 5050 Waterproof LED Strips 30leds M TW Outputs 44Key IR Remote 5A Power | eBay

I bought the 110v version just to make sure how I was going to run them. I ended up running them off of 12v. Didn't cost me anymore to buy the 110v, but I had the converter just in case I went that route.

16 4ft 5M Extension Cable Connect 4PINS Plug LED Strip Lights RGB5050 3528 Link | eBay

All together we are in for about $65. We ran a 16' strand along the camper in the track where the awning attaches. I went redneck style and Loctite (blue bottle in the glue/hardware section at Walmart) glued them. After they were up and dried, I tried pulling them off to see how hard they were to get off. They didn't fall right off, but they were not permanently attached to where I couldn't get them off if needed. We drove 70 mph all the way home and they never budged.

I ran a 16' strand on the awning roller. The led strand adhesive that was on the strand worked well on the roller. If need be, I can Loctite them also. It rolls right up in the awning when its retracted. I like the fact that I can move the position of the roller in or out a little and it will direct the led lighting wherever I need it. Closer to the camper or further out past the camper.

I also bought waterproof connectors to replace the pin connectors. When they are wired together all I have to do is disconnect the connector at the awning (so it won't roll up ad get cut) and we are done.


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I ran everything clean and hidden. Looks like it was intended to be there. We received several compliments at the campgrounds this weekend.
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If you have the Dream led's in the silicone sleeve the 3M tape will not stick to it. I know..... I went through that too.

SOLUTION: Lay out your light strip wrong side up. Cut your 3M tape in two or three foot sections. Whatever feels manageable. Run a bead of clear silicone caulking on the silicone casing of the light strip. Peel off one side of the 3M tape and press into the caulking. Repeat to end of strip. Leave the strip to set up for at least 24 hours. THEN take it out to the camper. Wipe the side where you want it to stick with alcohol or acetone. Peel backing off the other side of the 3m strip and stick to camper. I also put a bit of extra silicone at each end then taped the ends in place. After a few weeks I removed the tape.

We did a 2,000 km trip in June and the strip is still securely in place.
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If you have the Dream led's in the silicone sleeve the 3M tape will not stick to it. I know..... I went through that too.

SOLUTION: Lay out your light strip wrong side up. Cut your 3M tape in two or three foot sections. Whatever feels manageable. Run a bead of clear silicone caulking on the silicone casing of the light strip. Peel off one side of the 3M tape and press into the caulking. Repeat to end of strip. Leave the strip to set up for at least 24 hours. THEN take it out to the camper. Wipe the side where you want it to stick with alcohol or acetone. Peel backing off the other side of the 3m strip and stick to camper. I also put a bit of extra silicone at each end then taped the ends in place. After a few weeks I removed the tape.

We did a 2,000 km trip in June and the strip is still securely in place.
Great tip on the dream led's,
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