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Old 01-29-2015, 07:52 PM   #1
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light switch under panel

Am I missing something when I come in from the outside at night we have to open the panel near the door to turn on the lights in living area? Why is there not a switch on inside wall near door? Has anyone installed a switch here? 2014 26 RLS. Plus no switch for bedroom lights or fan switch in bathroom on wall did anyone walk through this camper before it was put into production and notice this stuff?
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:04 PM   #2
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:22 PM   #3
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All sounds like ours. I have the same opinions. Our high dollar Cedar Creek was similar with the lights. Main light switch behind a panel. I don't agree with price. Just move the dang switch for the living room lights, and a few more feet of wire for the bedroom. Don't think that'll break them. We did relocate a few on the last fifth wheel, but I'll leave this one be for the time being.
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Old 01-30-2015, 07:28 AM   #4
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We have the same panel when we walk in. However, there is one switch underneath the panel that operates a kitchen light/ceiling fan. Makes it very convenient. Does not offer a lot of light but plenty for getting in and not tripping over something.
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Old 01-30-2015, 09:31 AM   #5
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Price!
See, this is why he's GRUMPY. The manufacturer has many considerations when building your rig. What is the cost of materials? Will it take installers more time on the clock to do this or that? Will a change decrease his profit margin?

When all these answers are taken together, the manufacturer is able to make a good business decision. In a word, that decision is based on...

Oh. Right. Price.

Sorry, Grumpy.
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We just took the door off of our last unit so the switches were a little handier to get to. Our present unit is also lacking for switches. Coming into the unit at night is very dark. The wife also wanted some under cabinet lighting. I bought a two pack of Duracell LED under cabinet lights, with photo cells and motion sensors. I installed them under the cabinets on either side of the sink. To my surprise, when we open the door at night, the one under the cabinet closest to the door senses the door opening and comes on, giving us enough light to see coming in and to get to the switches. They also turn off automatically when the other lights are turned on, or you can manually operate them. Beats trying to run wiring around.
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I would like to put my front door light on a motion sensor.
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I would like to put my front door light on a motion sensor.
Get a magnetic door switch like they use for alarm systems or MH steps. I hooked up a separate light like that when we had the SENECA.
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Get a magnetic door switch like they use for alarm systems or MH steps. I hooked up a separate light like that when we had the SENECA.
Thanks a bunch, need to put this at the top of my list. At the camp ground I really don't want to leave that light on for hours while I'm gone.
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Thanks a bunch, need to put this at the top of my list. At the camp ground I really don't want to leave that light on for hours while I'm gone.
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