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Old 03-15-2016, 02:57 PM   #1
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Awning Light Photo Request (Pretty Please)

So my wife likes the idea of the awning lights and well, so do I...except when we looked at a 21' last summer, I only briefly saw where the wire entered the trailer and I recoiled in shock.

OK, maybe I didn't, but I think I remember that it just kinda sticks into the upper side of the trailer and is then surrounded by large globs of goop. Then in conversation with Charlie and Lucy last night they mentioned that they kinda wish they had gotten that. Which made me realize that I still have 7 days on my build sheet.

I asked Sarah at Escape if she had a picture of the entry point, but alas, she did not.

Is there anyone who has the factory installed awning lights who could post a couple of pictures of where it enters the trailer? I'm interested in the way they do it (close up) and also what looks like from a little ways away (curb appeal or lack there of).

I realize I'm asking a lot, so when we get our trailer, I promise to pay it forward, if I can.
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Old 03-15-2016, 03:04 PM   #2
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Not factory here, self installed. You can't even see the entry point, since it's right above the white plastic window gutter material. If you're concerned about the appearance, you can always add a strip after the fact. It's cheaper too.
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Old 03-15-2016, 03:08 PM   #3
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mine self installed, check out Planned modifications to BlackJack….
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Old 03-15-2016, 04:23 PM   #4
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Here are direct links to Robert' s and Jim's!


Robert's install

Jim's install on page 19
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Old 03-15-2016, 04:37 PM   #5
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Thank you guys so much...however, I was kinda hoping to see how Escape did it. It very might well be better to do it after the fact, but just like some people profess to be able to mod anything, I profess to be able to mod nothing.

Maybe you could tell that by our build sheet, we got everything including the kitchen sink because I know full well, if I get something "ready", (as in solar ready) it would be "ready" forever. Sad, for sure, but a fact.
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Old 03-15-2016, 05:54 PM   #6
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I have a wide shot of it on my camera, but NOT a close up pic of the point of entry

i did look at Az Jacks... i think it was factory installed... and i recall seeing a hole drilled thru the shell, and a sealing of clear caulk.

Not sure how else it could be done.....
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Old 03-15-2016, 11:15 PM   #7
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I bought the colored LED lights from Carefree and connect them to an external 12v socket with the following connector:

Robot Check

So no holes. I unplug the IR receiver and wires and store in the trailer
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I have a wide shot of it on my camera, but NOT a close up pic of the point of entry

i did look at Az Jacks... i think it was factory installed... and i recall seeing a hole drilled thru the shell, and a sealing of clear caulk.

Not sure how else it could be done.....
They have these same or similar LED strips that run off a battery pack and include remotes as well. Maybe setup some kind of quick connector to plug the battery pack in to the strip when wanting to use them. The rest of the install would be the same, just no hull penetration or wiring necessity. Just kinda throwing the idea out, might work well.
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