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Old 04-14-2014, 01:00 PM   #1701
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:03 PM   #1702
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I think I added this to another thread somewhere that has the parts I used but I purchased an extra extension cord for mine and drilled a hole behind the porch light. Then I heat sealed around the connector and mounted my lights to the bottom of the gutter and behind the awning. I used a thin coat of silicone over the top for good measure and a blob on each end to hold it still.

On the inside I used a low voltage face plate with a filler plug. I drilled a small hole in the plug and snapped it into place after bringing the plug through. It's all tucked behind the TV when it is in the camper.

I replaced my porch light bulb with a LED and put the remote sensor to the light strip inside light dome. is a video of it in action.



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Old 04-17-2014, 09:26 PM   #1703
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:27 PM   #1704
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My next step is to get power to the lights with out having to plug in outside. I need to drill a hole through the camper and get to the outlet near the rear bunk.

Has anyone found\used an extension for the output side of the power brick?
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:40 PM   #1705
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OK, flame me if you must for not finding the answer in a search, but.......

Anyone here know the different types of connections from the controller to the light strip? I know there are at least a 4 pin as well as an 8 pin; any other types??

Also the material (silicon or epoxy) makes quite a difference in resistance to "yellowing". Is that correct??

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Old 05-12-2014, 10:20 PM   #1706
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I have a ten pin boohoo

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Old 05-13-2014, 11:54 AM   #1707
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I have a ten pin boohoo

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Thanks Turbs..... I should have typed 4 and 10; not 8.

I'm trying to match types of controllers with different light strips, so I don't have to buy a new controller every time the strips get yellowed (about every 6-8 months).

There are some really fancy controllers out there if you look around a bit. One of them has 133 settings for the strips!! I find it amazing how many fellow campers come up to me and ask where I got my lights.

The one with 133 settings has two (4 pin each) "ports" so not sure how THAT works.

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Old 05-13-2014, 11:56 AM   #1708
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I get asked all the time as well!

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Old 05-18-2014, 12:18 AM   #1709
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Just got finished puttting our led's under the awning and on our steps, came out pretty good,
we leave monday for our 2nd trip this year..
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:07 AM   #1710
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Has anyone found a USA source for the double 5 pin male connectors for the rgb 50/50 horse race leds?

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Old 06-09-2014, 07:58 PM   #1712
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Well isn't that why we got these lights so people,would notice us. Ha ha!

Ok here is my question I got my lights over two years ago when you had to take the cheep double sided tape off and replace the tape with 3M heavy duty tape. Wow that was a chore, so now my lights have issues and it is time to replace them. When I went to pull down the old lights from the rain gutter under the awning, the strip comes off but not the tape, looks like I will have to work that out with some elbow grease. New lights have 3m better quality tape on them, so do I risk taking down the old and putting up the new tape to tape, or better safe the sorry, take down the old, clean the track and put up the new? What's your suggestions?
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:12 PM   #1713
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Take it off. Try this:

Amazon.com: 3M 03618 Adhesive Remover - 12 oz.: Automotive
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:21 PM   #1715
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You are very welcome. Good luck I hope it works. I just put a 16 foot strip on my rig with an RF receiver. Going out for the first time on Sat. Can't wait to annoy my friends with what they call 7 color jumpy. :-)
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Well isn't that why we got these lights so people,would notice us. Ha ha!

Ok here is my question I got my lights over two years ago when you had to take the cheep double sided tape off and replace the tape with 3M heavy duty tape. Wow that was a chore, so now my lights have issues and it is time to replace them. When I went to pull down the old lights from the rain gutter under the awning, the strip comes off but not the tape, looks like I will have to work that out with some elbow grease. New lights have 3m better quality tape on them, so do I risk taking down the old and putting up the new tape to tape, or better safe the sorry, take down the old, clean the track and put up the new? What's your suggestions?
Just re-did mine and ran into the same issue. That OEM tape held great.
In fact it held so good (and NOTHING up to and including acetone) would remove it. I just stuck the new lights right on top of it.
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Are these runing off your 12v system or shore power. we boondock and i would rather have a 12v solution to replace the led strip that came from the factory. It is 12v and runs off the battery.
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Are these runing off your 12v system or shore power. we boondock and i would rather have a 12v solution to replace the led strip that came from the factory. It is 12v and runs off the battery.
These are all 12 volt and relatively low power.
About the draw of 1 incandescent bulb per string.

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Just re-did mine and ran into the same issue. That OEM tape held great.
In fact it held so good (and NOTHING up to and including acetone) would remove it. I just stuck the new lights right on top of it.

Well it seems poor house
Keeping
To not take the old
Down but at this point I may not have the time
Before
We leave
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If the left over tape is in good shape, just slightly wipe it off with paint thinner to reactivate the sticky and clean off the dirt. The new tape will stick right to the old surface.
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