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Old 04-18-2016, 08:02 PM   #57
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Brian.

Am I correct that you have a front bedroom floor plan? Routing the wire behind the rock guard is a great idea for your installation along the center trim strip and with door in rear, but I assume it would need a different route with front door model?

Is your adhesive holding up well? Ours is fine but I wonder about long term exposure. If it does start to let go I think it could be pretty easily repaired by working a dab of clear caulk under the loose spot. I think this would work well as long as you stay ahead of it.

Love the inside lights around the windows. Neat idea.

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Old 04-18-2016, 10:11 PM   #58
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Thanks Steve, those pictures help....I like the positioning. The LED set I have also has a remote that controls intensity/colours/"scenes" etc . I think I'm going to remove the 3M tape from mine and use a quick dry exterior silicon or perhaps dabs of automotive trim adhesive. Those should do better in the summer heat and winter extremes than the tape.
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:04 AM   #59
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What is the factory cost broken out by labor and parts for the OEM awning lights? Trying to figure out install cost by an AS dealer if I provide the hardware.
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Cool. I like the internal ones too! I've been contemplating how to rig up a version with my WBCCI numbers (in red of course) on a piece of plexiglass I can put in place at rallies and such.

Any pics of exactly what you did with the external ones and the battery connection? Thanks!
Hi Steve,

As to putting your WBCCI Numbers in red LED's, it would be difficult with this tape lighting as it is flexible on only one radius. Maybe there is a round tube type lighting that would lend itself to doing that.

Here are a few photos of Lucy's outside LED strip that is wired directly into her battery. As you will note, the lights are wired directly to the battery with standard two strand electrical cord. This cord comes out of the battery box along the lower belt line to the rock guard. It then comes up behind the rock guard and is wired into the the LED light connector plug. The extra wire is coiled in a wire tie and is resting upon the curved window protector weather strip. The light strip's infrared receiver is hanging out below the weather strip.

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Old 04-19-2016, 11:19 AM   #61
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Brian.

Am I correct that you have a front bedroom floor plan? Routing the wire behind the rock guard is a great idea for your installation along the center trim strip and with door in rear, but I assume it would need a different route with front door model?

Is your adhesive holding up well? Ours is fine but I wonder about long term exposure. If it does start to let go I think it could be pretty easily repaired by working a dab of clear caulk under the loose spot. I think this would work well as long as you stay ahead of it.

Love the inside lights around the windows. Neat idea.

Best

Steve

Hi Steve,

You are correct, Lucy is a 25FB. A front door model would be a whole different ball game. You could run the LED strip as far as the door, then go down next to the door molding. From there you could route the power wire under the trailer directly to the battery box.

So far, the adhesive on the light strip is holding up well. We had also installed one of these LED light strips up under the awning. We found that it did not have any real bang for the buck unless the awning was rolled in. The adhesive on this upper strip did not hold up well and started to peel off from the wind going down the road. After a couple of attempts at quick fixes, we decided to do away with the upper strip and stay with the belt line lighting.

We love the lights around the windows. They are a neat effect from both the outside and the inside.

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I was able to get a few better pictures of Lucy's lights at night using a monopod.

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Do you turn them off when you're sleeping? I know you're pretty proud of them, but was thinking those lights might be pretty annoying for campers next to you at nighttime...especially if the weather is nice and the breeze needed open windows. I would hate to have to see those lights from my own trailer windows in those circumstances.
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We turn them off at around 9:00 PM

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