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Old 05-17-2012, 09:05 AM   #1
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Under coach lighting

Looking for information on under coach accent lighting. Just say a coach with purple lighting that highlighted the mid-section of coach, looks cool and make safer walking area. Any info on where to purchase and install would be appreciated. Thanks, Tim
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I think it's just standard rope light, wired or plugged in. Zip tied in place or by useing proper rubber coated wire hangers. There may be kits available that can make your lights do some funky stuff like change colour etc.
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i added red led lights that would be used under a trucks tailgate to give us some mood lighting
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:53 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum!

I love accent lighting in general and on the outside of my rig in specific. I used standard 120v rope light and 6' plastic rope light mounting channels to add lights under my 15' patio side slide. The storage bays in my coach come out with the slide and I mounted it under the outer edge of the slide. They can't be seen unless you get on your knees and they cast a really nice glow underneath which also serves to keep some critters away at night.

This run of lights is hard wired in to the outdoor entertainment bay and is controlled by a 6 channel wireless system I have for accent lights throughout the coach.

I've also added rope light runs using the same mounting technique on each of the two patio side slide toppers. It really provides a nice glow outside the coach without being too annoying to those around us. I haven't had the guts to run 120v AC through both slides yet to hard wire these so it's part of my set up process to run the custom sized extension cords I use to get power to them. This also ties in to the wireless control system but I usually don't bother hooking these up unless we're going to be in one place for a number of days.

You could get real fancy and go with programmable LED so you'd have a multi colored light show going on under your coach.

Good luck.

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Old 05-17-2012, 10:55 PM   #5
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:58 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone, took your advice and spent some time on the Internet. Many options from led lighting, neon and of course the "I can do it for you". Will share pics and description when the job is done.
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Welcome to the forum!

I love accent lighting in general and on the outside of my rig in specific. I used standard 120v rope light and 6' plastic rope light mounting channels to add lights under my 15' patio side slide. The storage bays in my coach come out with the slide and I mounted it under the outer edge of the slide. They can't be seen unless you get on your knees and they cast a really nice glow underneath which also serves to keep some critters away at night.

This run of lights is hard wired in to the outdoor entertainment bay and is controlled by a 6 channel wireless system I have for accent lights throughout the coach.

I've also added rope light runs using the same mounting technique on each of the two patio side slide toppers. It really provides a nice glow outside the coach without being too annoying to those around us. I haven't had the guts to run 120v AC through both slides yet to hard wire these so it's part of my set up process to run the custom sized extension cords I use to get power to them. This also ties in to the wireless control system but I usually don't bother hooking these up unless we're going to be in one place for a number of days.

You could get real fancy and go with programmable LED so you'd have a multi colored light show going on under your coach.

Good luck.

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That sounds like it looks GREAT - pictures would be nice to add to my drool!
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I've been shopping on ebay, bought an 8' long 12 volt LED warm white flexible strip to go around the underneath edge of my queen bed platform for $6.99 incl shipping, my current bedroom courtesy light is a small round light with a chrome eyelid on the top half,
And I bought a 16' strip that has 600 12 volt white LED bulbs and has a 3M self adhesive backing that I'm going to mount just below my awning, it was $21.99 with free shipping, all the RV stores I checked only had 110 volt strips and were in the $99.00 range and up, if this works ok I might add another strip to the awning roller, but not sure about attracting too many bugs.
Still looking for shorter LED strips to apply under my entry steps.
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You can purchase short LED self adhering strips at most automotive stores or even Walmart in the auto section. I purchased some this past winter and put them under the steps. They illuminate the area around the steps great.
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I agree with Manuel B, I have bought the 16ft amber 12v. self adhesive strip lights from Ebay and have done everything from floor lights to side marker lights conversions. Under coach lighting would be cheap and waterproof while drawing milliamps.
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Today I attached the 16' LED strip under my awning, it puts out a nice amount of light, hard to get a good photo, up close you can see the strip, from farther back you only see the glow coming from under the awning roller, I'm pleased with the results, and the price, tomorrow night I'll extend the awning and see what it looks like,
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Today I attached the 16' LED strip under my awning, it puts out a nice amount of light, hard to get a good photo, up close you can see the strip, from farther back you only see the glow coming from under the awning roller, I'm pleased with the results, and the price, tomorrow night I'll extend the awning and see what it looks like,
Very nice! How did you wire them and control them?

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Thanks !, I replaced a single doorside switch with a double and ran the wire up through the wall to the porch light and up to the moulding just below the awning and shoved the wire up under it to reach the end of the strip, these LED lights use tiny wires.
Someone asked me where I got them and when I checked the link he has raised the price from $21.99 to $51.99 !, quite a jump, I should of bought 2 of them when I thought about it.
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