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Re: hanging lights on awning
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2012, 07:16:02 PM »
I use these, although I bought a bag of like 100 for under $10. Forgot where, but they are great because I clip onto the awning, and snap the light cord into the other end. Also safe to leave on the awning!!
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Re: hanging lights on awning
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2012, 07:17:05 PM »
We use these:

http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Lantern-Hanging-Awning-Fabric/dp/B005EN5J3G

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Re: hanging lights on awning
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2012, 10:04:41 PM »
Clothes pins but not the cheap plastic ones that you get a dozen for a dollar.These won't work well. We've also used those black report clips, I like to use the ones that are about 2 inches.
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Re: hanging lights on awning
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2012, 10:09:25 PM »
We use rope lights so the wrap around the top horizontal poles to the right and left and I use a "S" type hook to connect them back to themselves.
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Re: hanging lights on awning
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2012, 01:28:30 AM »
I like the rope light idea. Last year, I bought a set of patio lights, the kind with little round glass bulbs about 2" round, and found these a mess to work with as these were very fragile. I broke severa of the lights just trying to hang them. The patio lights that we all have grown to love or hate, aren't what they used to be, rather small. Rope lighting, now does this give off enough light?
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Re: hanging lights on awning
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2012, 07:11:58 AM »
The rope light works very well for us, plenty of light.

I have power at the center of the pup body (centered under the awning) so I run the power line straight up to the the center pole. The lights start at the pup and run down the center pole and then "T" across the front of the awning and loop over the two outer poles (one right and one left

The rope lights and clips were all part of a set purchased at wally world for an easy-up.
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Re: hanging lights on awning
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2012, 07:19:58 AM »
i bought badge holders...the plastic loop stays on the strand of lights for storage, then just clip them to the awning during set up.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Advantus-Badge-Straps-w-Clip-Vinyl-3-8-w-100-Box/14916531
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Re: hanging lights on awning
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2012, 11:12:41 AM »
Seems I am the only person that used velcro?


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Re: hanging lights on awning
« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2012, 02:26:40 AM »
Binder clips also... I actually have extra in the camper and usually convert someone new to camping with us to using them also.  They are cheap, durable, and never come off the awning.

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Re: hanging lights on awning
« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2012, 06:51:25 AM »
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Re: hanging lights on awning
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2012, 04:06:43 PM »
Oddly enough you can buy stainless steel hangars specifically for the lights at the Sportsman Guild website. In the camping section, or search for JR Products Party Lite Hangars.
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Re: hanging lights on awning
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2012, 12:43:35 PM »


Look more closely ...  got two different hanging lights...  one set contains colored shells and the other set contains colored trout fishes...   maybe too small to for you to see but it was around 8 pm when it was getting dark...   
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Re: hanging lights on awning
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2012, 01:15:32 PM »
Here is how we do our rope lights


I like the rope light idea. Last year, I bought a set of patio lights, the kind with little round glass bulbs about 2" round, and found these a mess to work with as these were very fragile. I broke severa of the lights just trying to hang them. The patio lights that we all have grown to love or hate, aren't what they used to be, rather small. Rope lighting, now does this give off enough light?


We have found the rope lights work very well for us. Good light under the awning but the light doesn't carry to far out near the fire.



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Re: hanging lights on awning
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2012, 01:19:03 PM »
The rope light works very well for us, plenty of light.

I have power at the center of the pup body (centered under the awning) so I run the power line straight up to the the center pole. The lights start at the pup and run down the center pole and then "T" across the front of the awning and loop over the two outer poles (one right and one left

The rope lights and clips were all part of a set purchased at wally world for an easy-up.

I saw the rope lights at WalMart...  are they the same at Wally World?
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Re: hanging lights on awning
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2012, 01:30:50 PM »
We use 8 inch velcro straps. They work well and store easily!
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