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Most every project that I attempt outside of work(I am a carpenter) ends up having complications or just not going smoothly, even the simplest things. This project actually went real smooth and turned out surprisingly well so I feel the need to show pictures!
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I've seen some threads where people go through the power awning power access area but mine was full of foam. I had to think of another approach so I bought a PVC junction box to hold everything water tight.
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Used an old laptop power supply plug end to wire up to the 12v.
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Everything tucked in the box with IR sensor out the bottom. I got the 12v from fishing wire up over the roof, down through the refer vent and spliced in behind the refer.
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Posted: 04/14/13 04:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks great and another mod that I'll have to do!

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That looks sweet! Congrats on a nice job. How do you keep water from following the wire down the vent though? Any pics from that part of the install?


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Georshrwd wrote:

That looks sweet! Congrats on a nice job. How do you keep water from following the wire down the vent though? Any pics from that part of the install?

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The vent hole is actually an inch or two above the roof line under the shroud, the water would have to run up the wire I would think.

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Are the lights useable when the awning is closed? Looks like the light would only wash straight down the side and not shine out.


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beemerphile1 wrote:

Are the lights useable when the awning is closed? Looks like the light would only wash straight down the side and not shine out.

I guess I can answer your question next weekend. I just wanted the LED strip as high as possible so you the strip isn't as noticeable when not in use.

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AaronV wrote:

Georshrwd wrote:

That looks sweet! Congrats on a nice job. How do you keep water from following the wire down the vent though? Any pics from that part of the install?

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The vent hole is actually an inch or two above the roof line under the shroud, the water would have to run up the wire I would think.


Got it! Again good job!! Looks great.

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Posted: 04/15/13 04:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

t looks like a great Mod!
Will you please post a photo of the ligts at night after next weekends trip.

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Really anxious to see night pics!!!

Great mod idea.


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Looks great!- pls post pictures in use with awning out.

What brand are the lights?

Did you use anything other than the adhesive pads on the strip to attach to the TT?

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