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Old 08-13-2016, 08:42 AM   #1
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Adding Interior Lighting

Has anyone had any experience with adding light switches inside? In my Eagle 266RKS the bedroom light is too high for my wife to reach, I was thinking of trying to add a switch on the wall to control that ceiling light. I wonder how difficult that might be....
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I have done that with mine. It the depends on your situation if you have a hanging closet going to the ceiling, then you fish the wiring through the ceiling. Or you find where the feed is coming through and splice a switch in between (mine situation).
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Thanks for the info. Is there a void in the ceiling or is there insulation up there? My desire would be to put a switch on the interior wall that separates the bedroom from the hallway area. It might be difficult. I would consider taking the trailer to an RV shop for the work. Thanks again.
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There is a hollow space in the ceiling so it is easy to fish there. In the bedroom separation wall you have to loosen the panel in order to drill a small hole for the two wires. You can pin the panel back with a pinner or small finish nails. To fill the pinholes use a putty stick. Switches are available at a RV shop. After you finish it this way all looks professional.
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Thanks so much. I don't want to attempt it unless I can make it look like a factory installation. Opening up the wall sounds like the way to go.
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I've just started thinking of some kind of surface mounting for a switch for the fan in the bathroom. Have you considered that option? Interested in pros and cons of different options.
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Old 08-14-2016, 01:45 PM   #7
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I also would like to add a wall switch in the bathroom to make it more convenient to turn on the light (my trailer already has a wall switch for the fan). I want the wires concealed in the wall, that is the hard part. Another thing on my list is to move the TV in my 266RKS lower on the wall by about 10 inches to make a better viewing angle. And then I'd like to put an LED strip under my awning like the newer trailers have. My wish list....
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