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Old 01-14-2016, 03:28 PM   #1
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What kind of lighting are you using outside your rig?

Looking for advise, suggestions, warnings, etc....

We have a 30' BayStar and are looking at adding an LED strip under the awning, attached to the coach. We would like to be able to use both 12v or 110.

Suggestions?
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Check out our posts on the fleetwood mods and upgrades thread. We are discussing this exact subject. I just got a couple of rolls of high intensity LED strips Amazon I plan on putting under my awning. They also have rope lights etc you can string wherever.

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Looking for advise, suggestions, warnings, etc....

We have a 30' BayStar and are looking at adding an LED strip under the awning, attached to the coach. We would like to be able to use both 12v or 110.

Suggestions?
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Old 01-14-2016, 04:03 PM   #3
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This is what we did!

Got my LED strips installed!
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Old 01-14-2016, 04:45 PM   #4
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12VDC LED on the awning roller. Add a 12V marine outlet pulling power from storage compartment lights. Found a RF controller to dim and turn off without having to go outside.

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I'm curious how these are installed. I'm looking into getting some for our MH. Did you drill through the exterior?
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I have 36 feet of led lights lying on ground directly underneath our rig. This is to keep away nocturnal varmints.
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I'm curious how these are installed. I'm looking into getting some for our MH. Did you drill through the exterior?
I snuck my wires through the slideout rubber seal.
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I'm curious how these are installed. I'm looking into getting some for our MH. Did you drill through the exterior?
With my below floor storage being rotocast bins I have easy access to the coach side walls below the floor so drilling for a DC outlet was easy. Sealed the edges of the hole to prevent water intrusion and delamination. My awning is manual and the awning frame attaches to the coach side wall at the floor level. I added the outlet just below and power runs up the awning arm to the strip.
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i got the ones from amazon that are waterproof and put them on the tube of the power awning just ran the wires along with the power feed for the awning and have to plug them in once the awning is out. best $10 I have spent yet. you will find they are so cheep you will be putting them every where, I did colored ones on the golf carts. clean whatever you are going to stick them on real good with acetone or something to get all the oil and wax off. mine have been on for a year and still doing good
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Do these lights draw bugs at night?
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Old 01-21-2016, 06:16 AM   #11
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TO make it easy.. use 12 volt lighting.. Your converter makes lots of 12 volt when you have 120 volt handy so just use 1
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I used this one and then the Rf remote. Ended inline with inside cabinet and drilled into that and it had 12v behind it
5M 300LED SMD 3528 5050 Waterproof Warm Cool White RGB RGBW Flexible Strip Light | eBay
Now being multi color, the white is not as bright as an all white strip, but I can pick any color or fading or dancing
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I have 36 feet of led lights lying on ground directly underneath our rig. This is to keep away nocturnal varmints.
We have a 16' one on the ground that we use, also we have two awning with LED lights in them.

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