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Old 07-08-2017, 04:21 PM   #1
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RecPro awning light installation

So I purchased a 12' blue LED awning light kit from RecPro and I am preparing to install it and would like to get some input prior to the installation.

First, how low below the rail that attaches the awning/bag should I mount the lights? The reason I ask is the bag that houses the awning hangs 8" down when awning is open, so I am concerned the awning bag will cover the lights.

Lastly, can I connect the light wire leads directly to the existing porch light that is on the outside of the camper (see pic)?

Looking for any advice or additional tips!

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Old 07-08-2017, 07:43 PM   #2
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We have a 2017 Flagstaff 228 that came with an LED light strip. That strip was installed immediately above the trim at the bottom of the roof section; so the domestic awning bag does not cover it. The switch is on a cabinet wall immediately inside the door.

Additionally, we installed a loop on the lower part of the bag; so we can fasten it up a little when the awning is open which helps to uncover the lights as well.
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Old 07-09-2017, 08:29 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick response, I'll be attaching some sort of loop as you did to fasten the awning so it does not interfere with the lights.
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Update:

Install went well, hooked it up to the porch light switch. The awning bag does not interfere with the lights!
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Install went well, hooked it up to the porch light switch. The awning bag does not interfere with the lights!


I'm interested in doing this as well. Do you have pics of how yours turned out?
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Old 07-15-2017, 07:36 AM   #6
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RecPro awning light installation

I had to take the awning off to get a new seem on it due to it dry rotting. Once I get the awning back next week I'll post pics showing you the LED strip with the awning off and with the awning on.

I ran the power line between the side of the roof and gasket, then down the canvass inside the camper on the same side the porch light is. I then ran the wire about 8" down to the porch light hiding it under the hand rail and under the porch light housing then connected the wires accordingly (white to white and black to black). One of my black lines was a negative which I realized after popping the fuse twice. I hot glued the power line to the canvass to keep it from flopping all over the place (looks pretty clean). We'll see how the glue holds up!

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Wondering if you have a pic of the finished install? I'm looking to add some LED lights, but I want more than just a taped on LED strip, I'm looking for something with a housing.
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Wondering if you have a pic of the finished install? I'm looking to add some LED lights, but I want more than just a taped on LED strip, I'm looking for something with a housing.


Sorry it took me so long to post my pics! Here are some photos of where I ran the wires and the end result. The bag does get in the way of the illumination to some degree so I need to figure out a way to secure the bag as it hangs over the lights. Velcro may be the answer!

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I'm interested in doing this as well. Do you have pics of how yours turned out?


I attached pics, sorry for the delay!
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Nice!
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I also installed the LED lights. The kids love them. I did put a few small strips of heavy duty Velcro on the lower flap if the awning bag and some just above on the awning to match up. It hold the bag up perfect, and It is very quick to undo.

I actually placed the strip up underneath the bag along the roofline trimming. It curves a bit, but with the bag out of the way, it works perfect. Sorry, don't have pics on this iPad. I just run a white extension cord to the outside outlet for power. I haven't taken the time to hardware it yet. Maybe someday.
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