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An Charad 11-14-2017 12:22 AM

LED Light Strip Installation
 
The amber porch light on my 2004 Pace Arrow is terribly inadequate. I have seen led light strips installed on a lot of newer RVs. I've heard that the adhesive used on the strips is pretty weak. Has anyone installed them on their RV? What did you do to make them stick better, especially when traveling? Should I hard wire them into the porch light, or use the detachable plug and transformer that comes with the set?

sims5 11-14-2017 05:09 AM

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Boogie Lights are top notch.

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sims5 11-14-2017 05:11 AM

Boogie Lights are top notch. Thatís what I have on ours.

hayward3411 11-14-2017 06:42 AM

Read up on the different grades of adhesive, I believe the 3M adhesive is the best.

I purchased a set of LED strip lights last year, they had the 3M adhesive. I cleaned the area with alcohol stuck the light strip up and used a hot glue gun on both ends.

No problems after 15,000 miles this year.

My main reason I wanted to put up the light strip was our trip up to Alaska this past summer.......Daaaah it doesn't get totally dark at night.

My light strip is located under the awning and stuck on the side of the coach.

I drilled a small hole next to my awning support and ran the wire down to the refrigerator power.

JiminJersey 11-25-2017 02:23 PM

I bought two solar-powered motion sensitive LED lights off Amazon. One is in back just below the backup camera, the other one below the wired porch light. They seem to be working just fine, give me light when I need it, and no wiring or other messing around.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Litom-24-LE...gAAOSwej1YXoRV

MSHappyCampers 11-25-2017 02:27 PM

Hi Vikki! This is the way I did mine. Maybe it will give you some ideas! :thumb::D

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f84/got-m...ed-227755.html

Podivin 11-25-2017 02:31 PM

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Originally Posted by JiminJersey (Post 3916177)
I bought two solar-powered motion sensitive LED lights off Amazon. One is in back just below the backup camera, the other one below the wired porch light. They seem to be working just fine, give me light when I need it, and no wiring or other messing around.

What keeps them from coming on when it's going down the road?

Bob_C 11-25-2017 03:10 PM

They make an aluminum track, with either a frosted or clear lense, that you can screw up into the bottom of gutter, then use a little caulk inside gutter....the led light strips with the black backing have the best tape....stickiest.....and if you shop a little, you can order an RF controller and extension cord.....lots of stuff out there!...I have mine on a dusk to dawn sensor and use a toggle switch to kill power while traveling......other poster probably using the original switch to control power to motion sensor

JLWoodward 01-09-2018 12:34 PM

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JLWoodward 01-09-2018 12:36 PM

Just bought 5050 60 led per meter strips off of eBay work great. Have wifi controller for them that runs off of app on phone. Use high bond double sided foam body tape.

JLWoodward 01-09-2018 12:37 PM

Used power from Porch light to power the strips on awning

Tha_Rooster 01-09-2018 02:29 PM

LED Light Strip Installation
 
I installed leds under MH and ran a separate switch to them. Santa brought me leds for under the awning which I will wire to porch light when it get warm enough. And I also had leds to install under steps which I will wire to step light.


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