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Old 09-22-2020, 08:21 PM   #1
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27N Awning lights in the wrong place.

I have a 2018 Winnebago Vista 27N. This unit has a large slidout on the passenger side that is maybe 16 feet long. The awning is 19 feet long. They installed the LED awning lights right next to the coach making 16 feet of lights useless and unable to be seen as they are hidden by the slide out topper. Has anyone moved them to outermost part of the awning. What might be involved and is it worth the hassle? I have no idea how they are attached.
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I have a similar set up. I believe the lights are built into the awning itself. I’m not sure you can do anything about this other than to replace it with a different awning with the lights on the roll end. You may be able to buy an awning light add-on kit to install???
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I have the 2017 LX27N and have the same issue. And I am tired of stringing lights up each time I set camp up. Was wondering if I could use an LED light string with double sided tape to the awning cover for the slide out. It is 14'9" long roughly and a new 16ft light strip could be trimmed to length. I was thinking of disconnecting the factory wiring to the factory light strip so the factory switch would still work with the new light strip. Just trying to figure out how to make the power cable for the new LED lights extendable/retractable for the distance the slide moves. Thinking of possibly attaching the power cable to the edge of the awning material for the slide so it might retract when the slide goes in. Any ideas you come up with would be appreciated.
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Our RV didn't have any lights on the awning. We added some to the side of the rv. Is that an option for your install? That way whether the awning is open or closed we can use them. This is what we used. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 09-30-2020, 06:59 AM   #5
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I have viewed many You Tube videos on adding LED light strips to RV's but most of what I saw was installed on the underside of a slide and under the body of the RV. Your suggested link to what lights you used is helpful but how do you power them? Did you already have a power source via switch from the factory or did you have to search for a 12v power source and build from there?
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I have viewed many You Tube videos on adding LED light strips to RV's but most of what I saw was installed on the underside of a slide and under the body of the RV. Your suggested link to what lights you used is helpful but how do you power them? Did you already have a power source via switch from the factory or did you have to search for a 12v power source and build from there?
Well in my case I already had a non-working light over my passenger seat with a switch. It was in an ideal location for me to delete the lamp and use that switch. Had I decided to I probably could have done the same with the light next to the door or ran a wire into the chase for the refrigerator then pulled some power from the power panel under there. I did run wiring with a switch back to the entrance door for a power awning (along with a new breaker fuse), so I guess I should/could have just run a switch and extra wire and put it there. I could still do that, but that wasn't the most fun cable pull.
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