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Old 07-11-2019, 04:00 PM   #1
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Aftermarket Awning LED

2017 Sunset Trail 290QB

We have the typical burned out LED strip in our Solara awning roller. Looking to install a blue strip instead, on the camper under the awning.
Anyone do this? Able to connect power somewhere without drilling?
Sorry, I have been digging through old posts and don't see anything similar.

What brand lights did you buy?
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I'm planning something similar, BUT . First I haven't received my LED's as there coming by slow boat from China, and a few measurements in my photo might be off a tad, but I am mostly speculating but I also only want to do this once. NOW I ordered LED Waterproof rating IP68, which I think is a silicone type square tube protection, so I suspect 3M will not adhere very well if at all. BUT I might be able to use glue gun with Gorilla sticks, they say there the best. If that works then simple enough, just glue gun to the bottom of the awning channel that is attached to the trailer. BUT. I am planning for plan B incase all else fails, starting with a 1.25 inch angle aluminum and make a channel to completely hold the LED.s across the 15.5 feet just under the awning. This channel will be 3M to the trailer and I'll still put an occasional screw about every 18 inches to also assist with the hold. I made a photo to give an ideal as to my thinking to hold up the led's. I also plan to wire to my 12V system and will extend my wire from the LED's about 5 feet, and plug into my controller which will be hidden somewhere behind where the fridge area is wher I have another 12V battery bus . Then from there I'll just make another tiny hole for the infared for the remote in the outside fridge vent grate/grill. Kinda what my plan is but things can change, mostly on what sticks to my light string. My #1 thinking is that light string is facing 90 miles per hour wind with water, sooner or later, so what will it take to keep them there? Trust me, I'm also open to suggestions ...
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