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Old 05-09-2019, 06:23 PM   #1
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Challenger awning lights help needed

2017 Challenger. So last outing in January the awning lights were fine. After a couple months, opened the awning to clean and found a bunch of the little lights out. It's a Carefree Travel'r. Has anyone replaced this light strip? if so, how and with what? Thanks!
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Old 05-09-2019, 06:48 PM   #2
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That's SOP for those LED strips. Several people here have replaced theirs; it's just a matter or sliding the old strip out of the groove and sliding the new strip in and then connecting the wiring.

The reason given for these things burning out is overheating. This can be caused by having them on while the awning is rolled up - you'll never notice it if someone accidentally flips the switch.

The best thing to do is get a strip backed with adhesive and run it under and parallel to the awning. That way you can use it with the awning rolled up and never have to worry about them being on accidentally and cooking themselves.
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Old 05-09-2019, 07:02 PM   #3
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The reason given for these things burning out is overheating. This can be caused by having them on while the awning is rolled up - you'll never notice it if someone accidentally flips the switch.
Yeah, I think it was self-inflicted.

Anyway, I found a video on replacing it on Youtube:


This PDF from Carefree:
https://www.carefreeofcolorado.com/d...ice-Manual.pdf

And this replacement strip on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Hubby needed a new To Do on his list for this weekend.
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