Ok, my rig was produced before the advent of the popular LED Awning lights that we see so often these days... so it obviously didn't have them installed when I bought it. Deciding that I liked the look and the amount of light they produced during the evening, I purchased an upgrade kit.
I didn't want the type that adhered to the RV itself... as they shine outward from the rig, and can be a tad annoying to others parked nearby. So I opted for the type that install on the roller and shine inward toward the rig.
Since my awnings are from Carefree, I opted to buy their LED kit. Here's what I purchased:
Fortunately, I have the 4-slot awning roller, so installing the LED strip on it wasn't all that difficult. But then I get to the part where I'm to install the remote control module link between the LED strip & the power source when it hits me... Because the wire will rotate with the awning spool, I'm going to have to climb up & plug/unplug this thing every time I wish to extend and/or retract the awning.
So my question is for those of you who have the factory installed LED lights... Do you have to do this also? Or are those from the factory wired in such a way that this isn't necessary?
While it's a minor inconvenience to have to do so, my main concern is that I also have the 'wind-shaker' modules installed on my awnings. If I'm away, and the wind kicks up to the point the triggers in the shakers are activated... my awnings will automatically retract, which could potentially tear the module and/or LED strip right off.
So I'm thinking there's got to be a better way. Any ideas?