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Old 11-20-2020, 02:46 AM   #1
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2013 ACE LED awning lights wiring question

So on my previous pull trailer, I installed an LED light strip under the awning, and just ran power to the outdoor outlets. It worked, but the wiring was a mess. Since getting my ACE, I've been thinking of the best way to get power to the strip without using the outside outlets. I thought about running power where the awning motor wire goes in, but I have no idea where that wire ends up, or how to even get to where it ends up. I'd really like it to be neat and tidy, but I may be out of luck. Any ideas?
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Old 11-20-2020, 03:46 AM   #2
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What model ACE? Instead of getting an LED strip that uses 120 VAC power brick you should just get one that runs off 12 VDC and wire it to a toggle switch and the 12 VDC supply. Maybe even use your existing porch light circuit.
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Old 11-20-2020, 03:52 AM   #3
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It's a 2013 ACE 30.1, and the LED strips I use can be powered with a 120v brick, or 12v. My plan was to wire them to the porch light switch...if I can get there.
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Old 11-20-2020, 07:05 PM   #4
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On mine (SOB) I mounted my light strip on the side of the coach under the awning so that I can use it whether the awning is open or closed. I drilled through the sidewall into the medicine cabinet over my bathroom sink and then ran my wire inside the cabinets to a convenient 12V power source. I operate the light strip with a wireless remote that came with my light kit.
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