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Posted: 06/03/21 09:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our main awning has an LED strip in the tube, only usable when the awning is fully extended. We are replacing our old 15' Carefree awning. Rather than having them rewire the existing LEDs, we would prefer having an LED strip attached to the wall under the awning, using the existing 12V power wires. What's a good source for reliable, easily attachable outdoor LED strips?

Any suggestions and recommendations are appreciated.
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I ordered mine off Amazon. They come on a roll and install with 3m double sided tape. Very easy. I'll post more info tomorrow. They can be cut to length with scissors BTW


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It was 16.4 ft and cost about $13. It was the same as the oem led strip that had a bunch of burned out leds

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The cheap strip on Amazon or Ebay are just that, cheap, and not outdoor rated. They might last a year, or forever. A lot depends on where you're located. Maybe forever if your in the SW, maybe a year or two if in the NE.

A company named Recpro on Ebay sells a kit that is IP68 outdoor rated for about $50. The LED strip is encased in a waterproof silicone sleeve. The kit comes with plastic channels you attach to underside of the awning rail with included 3M tape, then the LED strip snaps into this channel. They make it this way as 3m tape will not stick to the silicone sleeve. The bad side is if you cut it to length you compromise the silicone encasement, but its available in different lengths. It is alsobonly sold in white or blue so you can't make the campground look like the Vegas strip of thats your thing.

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Ron3rd wrote:

I ordered mine off Amazon. They come on a roll and install with 3m double sided tape. Very easy. I'll post more info tomorrow. They can be cut to length with scissors BTW


What's the name of the amazon seller? I need to buy LED strips soon.

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We ordered a strip of LED from amazon as well, BUT they are supposed to be for OUTDOORS and waterproof. Yes, I have had them a year and have not installed them. Our Class C did not have them originally, so I'd have to drill a small hole thru in order to get power for them. I just haven't had the desire to drill that hole yet.

Point is, there are waterproof/outdoor versions on amazon. Costs more.


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Ron3rd wrote:

I ordered mine off Amazon. They come on a roll and install with 3m double sided tape. Very easy. I'll post more info tomorrow. They can be cut to length with scissors BTW
Thanks Ron

How long have you been using yours? Have they proven reliable? I'm reading many bad reviews on Amazon.

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Our Class C did not have them originally, so I'd have to drill a small hole thru in order to get power for them. I just haven't had the desire to drill that hole yet.
I've seen a few installs where they used the porch light power. Remove the porch bulb, tap into that power and use the porch light switch to control the LED strip. May work for you if the porch light is conveniently located.

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Point is, there are waterproof/outdoor versions on amazon. Costs more.
I am looking for something reliable. My original awning strip failed within 6 months. They were replaced under warranty. After 8 years, my current strip are more than half failed.

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I bought these for my MH.

LED light strip

They make a complete kit with power supply and remote. I put these on the awning rail at the wall and under the RV. Have had them for 3 years now and another set on our TT for 5 years.


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Please reconsider exterior lighting! With many folks lighting up the campground we’re losing the camping experience of watching for shooting stars, satellites & planets. Then with the use of lighting, TV’s, stereos, etc the generators are coming on disturbing another camping experience - the quiet not found in the cities from which the campers came… or maybe I’m wrong but I thought that camping was to get away from all that stuff?

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