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Old 04-01-2016, 09:30 PM   #29
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Where does the power cord actually enter the trailer?
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Excellent - thanks. So those look very similar to the Supernight version - only perhaps more heavy duty and durable (I'm on set #2 just this season &#128563. Appreciate the pic. How does it connect to your power - is there a connection in the skin somewhere?
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Old 04-02-2016, 05:32 AM   #30
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Where does the power cord actually enter the trailer?

Hi - since you quoted me, I'll answer for my setup. The light strip goes along the top of the belt line with the power connection towards the front of the trailer. I run an extension cord from there to the external power outlet on out 27FB but could probably connect straight to the battery.

The factory setup attaches the strip of lights just under where the awning rolls up and runs the cable inside the trailer.
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So here is my dilemma. I like the OEM LED lights but they are only white and a full blown OEM retrofit is pretty steep. I am thinking the compromise is to go with something like Boogey lights, mounted like the OEM and with power run into the trailer. Sound like a reasonable way to go?

Does anyone have good pictures of the OEM light strip with power lead going into the trailer for a FC 23 or similar?
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So here is my dilemma. I like the OEM LED lights but they are only white and a full blown OEM retrofit is pretty steep. I am thinking the compromise is to go with something like Boogey lights, mounted like the OEM and with power run into the trailer. Sound like a reasonable way to go?

I don't see why not. Others have done it. Just have to be comfortable drilling in to something to run the wires. Or, use longer extension cords outside the trailer to connect to the external outlet - or - run something to the battery box. Certainly can be done. Good luck!
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Thanks. One of the last mods for a while and have the time to do it right.
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Old 04-03-2016, 11:22 AM   #34
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With the light strip installed in the OEM position, does the awning have to be completely open to see the lights? If not, is there a way to partially open the awning?
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I purchased an awning light strip and want to have the dealer install essentially like the OEM one. I will not need the switch since it is RF.

Question: How much is the Labor cost to do the factory install?
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I purchased an awning light strip and want to have the dealer install essentially like the OEM one. I will not need the switch since it is RF.

Question: How much is the Labor cost to do the factory install?

Hi. I don't have the receipt with me but I think it was 2 hours of labor (which included the installation of the internal switch). JC's rate is $125/hr.
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Thanks. I think Bay Area Airstream told me 3 hours. I would think their rate should be similar.



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