The rope light tubes fit inside the metal channel where the foldable/collapsable feet for the awning go.
I use small plastic clamps to hold the U channel up in its place but it NEEDS to be removed for colapsing the awning. These same channels I have screwed haphazardly UNDER the belly of the trailer and installed plain white chasing rope lights inside.
The channels have yet to fall
under all the road trips we've made. The reason for the white chasing lights UNDER the trailer
Well, any car person will tell ya, Flames Be KQQL!! And what could be KQQLer than to have the appearance of flames under a trailer? The rope lights "chase" and because of their disarrayed layout, at night take on the appearance of F I RE dancing...
These are 110V lights but on the road at night I sometimes run them with a portable batt, source capable of converting 110 to 12V.
As far as outdoor at home use, I have 3 sets mounted outside. Two are mounted on the bottom edge of my eaves, one set holding red/green color changing, dancing lights (used as a small part of our Christams lighting) and the other set is located right next to it but in plain white "do nothing" lights, used for outside entertainment lighting
in warmed times. BOTH appear hidden from view untill lit up.
The third set???
OH, its burried/ hidden IN THE GROUND surrounding our outdoor patio, set on a timer to come on automatically every evening, ON at dusk, OFF at dawn. The plastic U channels on the eaves have one set held on with the supplied tape (these have been up the longest) and the other set, I choose to mount with small sized stainless screws.