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Old 04-28-2010, 09:40 AM   #1
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Installing a "step" light

Hello guys,
I would like to install a "switched" LED step light on my Surveyor SV291. I would like to have the wiring come off my Wyco converter/12v side. Is there a site online that shows the best way to add a new line to a system? or can someone give me a general idea. I've done this many times in a car but never in a travel trailer.
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:23 AM   #2
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Hello guys,
I would like to install a "switched" LED step light on my Surveyor SV291. I would like to have the wiring come off my Wyco converter/12v side. Is there a site online that shows the best way to add a new line to a system? or can someone give me a general idea. I've done this many times in a car but never in a travel trailer.
Thanks,
John
Well first of all John, the 12volt side of your converter is the same as hooking up to the batteries. You may be able to find the step lights used on the power steps for motorhomes to mount under the rig. Replace the bulb with an LED and connect to the battery. You could use a switch for it, tap into the porch light circuit or install a magnetic switch that activates the light when you open the door. It just depends on what you think would work best for your purposes.
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Old 04-28-2010, 01:06 PM   #3
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Hello guys,
I would like to install a "switched" LED step light on my Surveyor SV291. I would like to have the wiring come off my Wyco converter/12v side. Is there a site online that shows the best way to add a new line to a system? or can someone give me a general idea. I've done this many times in a car but never in a travel trailer.
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John

Click here to see how I installed a step light on one of my trailers. I posted a wiring diagram with it. I purchased the light and remot switch at Wal-Mart.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:18 PM   #4
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I used an amber/yellow side marker light and mounted it under the step. For power, I spliced into my front light for hooking up and then mounted a toggle switch in my front storage. When I get to the camp site, I just go ahead and flip it on. I leave it on thw whole time I'm there. It gives off enough light to get in and out of the trailer and doesn't attract bugs.

http://rocky06fs.forumco.com/topic~TOPIC_ID~1221.asp
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Thanks for your info guys, I have some great ideas now on how I need to run my wiring. I hope to get this done soon, I can't store at home so work on the camper is on an "as able" basis. I'll post pics when finished.
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