Awning lights

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by DCNKY, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. DCNKY

    DCNKY New Member

    Would it hurt the awning to hang rope lights then roll up the awning when a storm pops up? I was thinking of using those white nylon hangers to support the rope lights. They are flexible and seems to me they would roll up ok. Any veterans out there with suggestions ??
  2. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Awning lights

    Well, it probably wont really hurt anything, but you might stretch the fabric doing that.
  3. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

    Re: Awning lights

    I agree that it will stretch the fabric and in every ridge of the roll. Over time the fabric does tend to stretch anyway and I sure would not do that. It will also cause it to collect water inside of the roll and might mold.
  4. *scooter*

    *scooter* Senior Member

    Re: Awning lights

    On my rv, the rope light is installed inside the rail, and the wire runs to the arm where it can be disconnected when rollin up the awning. There is an electrical out installed just below the awning where it rolls up to the rv and then there's a light switch inside the coach at the door. Very neat. I bought that way and I think it was professionally installed.
  5. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: Awning lights

    hey Scooter that sound great, I have 03 Sounthwind with electric awning and was wondering if I could have mine done that way. If you could PM me some on what you have. Thanks
  6. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    Re: Awning lights

    If you have the utility awning on the coach there is a indentation ant the bottom of the awning that allows the rope light to be installed and rolled up. If you do not have the utility awning I would not try rolling the lights in. I have that option on my coach but have not installed the rope light. How ever if you have that option and brake a spring, it takes a special spring because of the indent. No cost difference for the spring, just different.

  7. DCNKY

    DCNKY New Member

    RE: Awning lights

    Thanks guys............great advice! :approve:

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