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Old 01-13-2021, 03:41 PM   #1
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Carefree LED Awning Lighting

Have been working hard on awning lighting and finally found a neon look that will fit in the 1/4” opening on the bottom on the awning. Lighting is 6mm wide by 12mm deep and press fits in perfectly. I used Windex to help side in and put silicone adhesive every few feet, works awesome so far. (Carefree Awning, have not tried others, 2008 Affinity)
I ran the wires along the arms with the wind sensor wire, along the roof in split loom and dropped down behind refrigerator. (I had it out to replace) you can go to the stereo cabinet and drop down there and pick up 12 volts.
Installed a simple RF controller with remote. Did not dim, not necessary.
Most LED lights are 5M, 16.4’, my front awning is 20’, rear is 16’, bought the 50’ roll so I didn’t have to splice which is tricky to do.
Can sit out at night to eat and do whatever or turn off as needed.
Just another project if you’re looking for one.

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Old 01-13-2021, 08:03 PM   #2
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Nice job!!! I appreciate your wiring explanation and how you ended up getting to the stereo cabinet. I had lights installed in our awning a few years back and very much appreciate the light out there.

On another note you mentioned the fridge was being replaced? What did you install and how did it turn out? What stopped working on the one in the coach? I suspect we have the same model fridge so if something on yours died I now need to think about mine a year from now.
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Nice job!!! I appreciate your wiring explanation and how you ended up getting to the stereo cabinet. I had lights installed in our awning a few years back and very much appreciate the light out there.

On another note you mentioned the fridge was being replaced? What did you install and how did it turn out? What stopped working on the one in the coach? I suspect we have the same model fridge so if something on yours died I now need to think about mine a year from now.


Replaced it with a Kenmore # 51783, fit almost perfect. The compressor died, $1,200 to repair an eight year old refrigerator, decided to buy a new one.
Take the doors off to remove and install, the actual shell is pretty light.
Made a couple brackets to hold the top.
While refrigerator was out, I replaced the shower valve as it was right there.
Installed through the side window.
Couple guys and a forklift helps.
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Bet the forklift helped more than a couple guys:whistling

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I look forward to this upgrade for outside lighting on my carefree's too. Saved in the to-do upgrade list.
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