Originally Posted by gasman94
Hank, maybe I'm missing something here, but don't high beams flash by partially pulling back turn signal stick?
Rich, I wish what you said is the case, but partially pulling the stalk back does nothing. The light controls are also somewhat quirky; let me show what I found:
The light control has three rotary positions and a push feature for the fog lights.
RV front is dark, fog button does nothing and cannot flash high beams with the stalk.
Middle (Running) position:
Marker lights front and all around the RV. Fog lights do not work and cannot flash high beams with the stalk.
Running lights on and low beam (large reflector) or high beams (smaller reflector) if selected with the stalk. When high beams are on, the low beams go out; for which I would think that we would have way better light with both on. The fog lights will work in this position.
All of the above is applicable whether in Neutral or Drive.
Now for the quirky stalk
To switch the high beams on, the staked need to be dragged back about an inch until it stops (no high beams yet), then completely released (another inch).
So if I wanted to flash the high beams twice to a vehicle in front, I would have to:
1. Make sure the High Beam (HB) blue light is not already on in the dash panel.
2 Pull the stalk back and release; HB goes on after release
3. Pull the stalk back and release; HB goes out after release
4 Pull the stalk back and release; HB goes on after release
5. Pull the stalk back and release; HB goes out after release
6. Make sure the High Beam (HB) blue light on the dash is out
Low and behold if you want to flash more times; you might want to have a pad with a pencil so that you can keep count as to where you are.
The stalk high beam feature works exactly like the left foot high beam switch on cars, eons back. Now I do not need all the features of the Smart Wheel (but they would be nice), but FR give me a break, the high beam control is butt ugly. I would even go for having the pushbutton control on top of the light switch do high beam flashing.
Now for all of you snoring and saying I could care less about High Beam flashing; I say that's your choice. However I do say for all to get to know how the front of your RV lights up and when, because it seems that many do not know.