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Old 06-02-2008, 08:38 AM   #1
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On our new to us HR the powered main awning does not have any supports to attach our patio lights. We need to find a way to add lighting for the grandkids and others who are eating etc. under the awning. I need some suggestions on alternatives to our old rope lights.
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On our new to us HR the powered main awning does not have any supports to attach our patio lights. We need to find a way to add lighting for the grandkids and others who are eating etc. under the awning. I need some suggestions on alternatives to our old rope lights.
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:47 AM   #3
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Hi Oh-one,
We use velcro strips that are attatched to the rubber "T" that slides into the awning roller groove. They are made by "Rollumup". They use the same type of "Ts'" that the "S" hooks are attatched to only instead of the hooks, they use velcro strips that wrap around the rope light or anything that you want to hang. The neat thing about this product is that you can leave them in the groove of the awning roller and roll them up with the awning without taking them out before hand. Of course you do have to take whatever is hanging from them off first. We found ours at the Gauranty RV store in Junction City, OR. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if Camping World had them.

Don't get rid of your rope lights! You also can at least put them on the ground around your camping area or under your motorhome. Good luck.

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Old 06-02-2008, 06:17 PM   #4
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Oh-one.....I installed a 2 tube outdoor flourescent light to the side of my coach. Added it just above the refer so I could run the wiring up the back of the refer. It's 12volt and puts out a lot of light. It has a nice housing and looks good.
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:24 PM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Diplomat Don:
Oh-one.....I installed a 2 tube outdoor flourescent light to the side of my coach. Added it just above the refer so I could run the wiring up the back of the refer. It's 12volt and puts out a lot of light. It has a nice housing and looks good. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Diplomat Don...you know they say photos are worth a thousand words...How about a couple so we can see if it really does look good! (pretty please!)

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Oh-one,

I have the same question as you. I'm still looking for awning light alternatives for those of us with front curb-side slides and high "straight-out" awnings.
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Oh yeah, I forgot to talk about our lame-o Thinlight brand porchlight by the door. Ours as with a lot of Monocos came with a yellow lens that doesn't allow light to come through it much. You wind up with a yellow glow that basically lets you know where your door is.

When we were visiting MonocoMama and SacsTC at Deerwood Park they told us about a really cool place to find used parts. Northwest RV. We found a CLEAR lens that matched the size and shape, (probably a Thinlight product) and replaced the yellow lens with it. Man, what a difference! It's not enough to light up the place that you can work under it, but at least you can see what your doing and tell which of our dogs is which. Oh and another quick tip. There is not anything to reflect the light forward out of the lamp so I added tin foil behind the lightbulb before putting the new lens in. Yup, that works.

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