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Old 10-04-2016, 11:08 PM   #1
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Question LED lights for RV

anyone tried installing led lights under there RV
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Old 10-04-2016, 11:16 PM   #2
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I just bought a used RV and then found rope lighting under the whole door side of the coach. It was plugged into an outlet in the electrical compartment. Ran under edges of compartments and attached with zip ties that had the screw hole attachment and I haven't looked that much further but it seems pretty straightforward. I will be at the coach on Thursday if you have more specific questions.
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Old 10-05-2016, 11:56 AM   #3
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thats something that I'd like to do to my rig as well. Just put in LED bulbs inside the trailer. My outside lights are super bright it would be nice to have LED lights under the trailer to just light up the ground so your not blinding everyone else in your campsite.
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Old 10-14-2016, 02:36 AM   #4
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Old 10-14-2016, 05:46 AM   #5
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I want to do also , currently have under aweing, led tape lights w/remote control, Got um at H Depot 40 buck's.
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I would really like too get these they have the chaser affect.
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I had 16' of coach body between the front and rear tires, so I bought a couple of 16' rolls of water proof LED's. I initially mounted them to a flat surface under the body, but they shown straight down and wasn't what I wanted.

I went to Home Depot and body four 8' lengths of 3/8" right angle aluminum. I drilled it in the center and screwed it to the bottom of the coach, with the "V" of the right angle facing upward. I attached the LED's to the aluminum, which aimed them at a 45 degree angle down and to the outside of the coach.

By mounting it this way, I'm able to darken or brighten the area under the patio awning as I like. This makes for great outside lighting that doesn't shine in your face or disturb your view.

When I powered mine, I added a mechanical timer. This allows me to turn the lights on at dusk and have them turn off at a time I select, usually 10:00pm or 11:00pm.
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It takes a special digital kind of LED strip to get the chaser affect basically each LED can be independently control using a DMX encoded controller. buying just a regular LED strip that doesn't have the Digital chips won't get a chaser basically it'll just light up different colors by putting power to the specific color wire and then mixing the colors to get say in orange. The I will still flash or strobe and do things like that but you won't get the actual chasing.

Also the power requirements are usually too much compared to the basic solar LEDs you find at Harbor Freight for $8. Those are a different LED type also.
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It takes a special digital kind of LED strip to get the chaser affect basically each LED can be independently control using a DMX encoded controller. buying just a regular LED strip that doesn't have the Digital chips won't get a chaser basically it'll just light up different colors by putting power to the specific color wire and then mixing the colors to get say in orange. The I will still flash or strobe and do things like that but you won't get the actual chasing.

Also the power requirements are usually too much compared to the basic solar LEDs you find at Harbor Freight for $8. Those are a different LED type also.

If you are referring to me, They are advertised as chasers, they look like chasing too me. And they are $160.00 bucks.
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Tim, yours are the special kind. I was just wanting to clarify buying any old roll of LED strips won't necessarily chase and it takes a special kind.
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I did each side under frame rail, I cleaned with alcohol applied then ran a bead of silicone down each side of leds to make sure they stuck. They are cheap on Amazon I did my golf cart same way.
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I dont get the solar statemen. All the rolls of solar lights i have are 12vdc. I put a string of the R.G.B. solar lights under the main awning, right on the bottomside of the gutter strip. It has a small white box with ir on it. Remote lets you select different colors. Also has different color routines. I typically just leave it white. The setup came with a wall plug that drops the voltage to 12vdc so i just pitched the adapter and run it off the house batteries.
Put ut under the gutter strip so i can use it when awning is in.
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Old 10-20-2016, 08:44 PM   #13
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Hey mchero could you let us know where you purchased your lighting? Thanks
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LED awning lights
Ebay were I got mine cheap. Outside LEDs but use better 3m tape to stick it up.
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