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Old 09-02-2015, 06:57 AM   #1
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Added rear step light to our 329BHU

I added a flush mount light to the rear step on our TT. I don't know why the factory didn't put one there in the first place.
I ran a wire from the new light along the frame rail to the light on the front stair and tied it in so it would be on the same switch. Now, I want to take the step lights off the circuit that the under awning LED light is on, and install a separate switch for them so they can be turned on independently of the awning light. I have a dimmer ordered for the LED light and will install it when it arrives.
Here's the light I used.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LNE ... ge_o01_s00

The only problem I ran into was trying to get the front step light off so I could get to the wiring. Thanks to the replies on my earlier post "Torx T20 8 point, need help" I learned that the tool needed to get the screws out was a #2 square bit. It fit and worked perfectly.

Now, our guests using the rear door to the bathroom when it's dark can see the steps when we don't have the awning light on. It's so bright we don't use it very often. We would rather the warm glow of a campfire to the bright LED light. I also turn the clearance lights on our TT on by jumping two pins on the shore power cord.

We will start preparing soon for our trip next month to the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, the Grand Canyon and other spots in AZ, Vegas to visit friends, Utah to see the Mighty 5 Parks and the Snake River area in ID. We'll be gone for a month or so.

Happy travels!

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hi there... how did you separate the step lights from the awning light switch?? Thanks!
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Old 05-09-2016, 03:43 PM   #3
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If you plan on bring your camper make reservations as soon as you can. RV parks fill quickly for miles around the city and double their prices for Balloon Fest. The park I was in last year was $30 for dry camping, there was water and dump station on site. The plus is that there are park and rides all over the city.
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wrong thread answer??
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wrong thread answer??
Nope he said he want to plan Albuquerque Balloon Fest in the OP.
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Coondoga1:
I just grabbed power at the front step light and ran the wire along the frame rail to the rear step area.
Pretty easy to do
Good luck!
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