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Old 12-20-2016, 06:55 PM   #21
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Thanks for Pics. Let me understand, is this peculiar to the myRV set up on Foresters or all FR motorhomes in general?
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Old 12-20-2016, 11:07 PM   #22
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Thanks for Pics. Let me understand, is this peculiar to the myRV set up on Foresters or all FR motorhomes in general?
I'm not sure. There are so many different models and it seems that every production run has differences even on the same model.
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Old 12-20-2016, 11:26 PM   #23
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I recently saw a post from Joshua who confirmed the Foresters would have MyRv while the Sunseekers would retain the manual mode of device control.
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Maybe I'm turning into an old fogey, but if post #16 is correct, they'd NEVER get my $$$.
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My solution to the bedroom light problem. It's not as bright as the over head but it gives me something in a pinch. There are LEDs over the pillows but you have to crawl over the bed to get to them so this was easier.
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My solution to the bedroom light problem. It's not as bright as the over head but it gives me something in a pinch. There are LEDs over the pillows but you have to crawl over the bed to get to them so this was easier.
Is that battery powered or hooked up to 12vdc?
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Old 12-21-2016, 03:20 PM   #27
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Is that battery powered or hooked up to 12vdc?
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Old 12-21-2016, 03:25 PM   #28
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Is that battery powered or hooked up to 12vdc?
It is a self contained, battery operated, wall mount light with a switch.
Some units like the one pictured can even be removed and used as a flashlight.

See it **HERE** on Amazon.
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Am I correct in that to turn on the bedroom ceiling lights you have to go to the MyRV panel in the living room or have a smart phone or tablet with you in the bedroom?
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Am I correct in that to turn on the bedroom ceiling lights you have to go to the MyRV panel in the living room or have a smart phone or tablet with you in the bedroom?
Yes, you are correct. There is also a panel at the foot of the bed. There are switch lights above the kitchen sink, above the dinette, at the vanity and in the bathroom. But the overheads are all MyRV controlled.
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I recently saw a post from Joshua who confirmed the Foresters would have MyRv while the Sunseekers would retain the manual mode of device control.
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If this indeed is the case, then I more than likely would go the Sunseeker route if I was buying new. I am a Networking/IT engineer and understand the difficulties related to software based solutions. When you combine the issues/learning curve of a software based system with the somewhat unreliable nature of an RV and the unpredictable operating conditions most people encounter when camping, there are bound to be problems. That and the real reason I would not consider buying an RV with the MyRV system? I would then have to turn on the lights for my wife because she would refuse (and probably be unable) to do it herself.
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Sorry you suffered this health emergency. Fortunately you were prepared with a backup plan.

That said, I'm not a fan of how many owners approach their electrical problems using a plug and play process.

Taking the time to develop ones electrical skills via training, purchasing diagnostic tools, and obtaining the RV electrical diagrams are some of the most valuable DIY advantages one can have as most RV problems are electrical.
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I suspect that the wiring for the overhead lights all flow from a computer interface, somewhere that you can get to. You could disconnect them from the computer and tie them to a nearby power line, possibly the one that feeds the computer. Then you would have to add switches somewhere. Maybe at the light fixtures.

I'm pretty sure I would be doing that.

I bet this feature will be short-lived.
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I suspect that the wiring for the overhead lights all flow from a computer interface, somewhere that you can get to. You could disconnect them from the computer and tie them to a nearby power line, possibly the one that feeds the computer. Then you would have to add switches somewhere. Maybe at the light fixtures.

I'm pretty sure I would be doing that.

I bet this feature will be short-lived.
I'm guessing the wiring from the lights to the interface are probably NOT run where you'd like to put the switch, so now you'd be trying to string wires to a good switch location. That's usually very difficult in these TT's/MH's.
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I'm guessing the wiring from the lights to the interface are probably NOT run where you'd like to put the switch, so now you'd be trying to string wires to a good switch location. That's usually very difficult in these TT's/MH's.
Plus... most of those systems are multiplexed and networked, thus having no big, heavy wires running from the ECU to the interface to begin with.
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"I bet this feature will be short-lived."

Maybe, or maybe like most technology it keeps getting upgraded because long-term it may be a very good idea. Take slide-outs for the best example I can think of.

One very good long-term idea is when new owners recognize that electrical issues are the most common problem RV owners face, some then make a commitment to upgrade their electrical DIY skills rather then simply guessing and trying more guesses when they have electrical problems.

I do applaud the owners of this thread for having an oxygen backup plan in case of an electrical failure. Well done.
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"I bet this feature will be short-lived."

Maybe, or maybe like most technology it keeps getting upgraded because long-term it may be a very good idea. Take slide-outs for the best example I can think of.

One very good long-term idea is when new owners recognize that electrical issues are the most common problem RV owners face, some then make a commitment to upgrade their electrical DIY skills rather then simply guessing and trying more guesses when they have electrical problems.

I do applaud the owners of this thread for having an oxygen backup plan in case of an electrical failure. Well done.
I believe there's a BIG difference between electrical issues and computer issues.
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I believe there's a BIG difference between electrical issues and computer issues.
There is, and all the more reason to understand what it does (or what to do if it doesn't) if that's what you own.

The following statement is no reflection on the OP but relates to the subject matter of this thread... I'm always amused at folks who will sit down and read the documentation on a $20 clock/radio before plugging it in so they know how every aspect of it works and will then purchase a $50k-$100k RV and head down the road without a clue about how most of it works.
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There is, and all the more reason to understand what it does (or what to do if it doesn't) if that's what you own.

The following statement is no reflection on the OP but relates to the subject matter of this thread... I'm always amused at folks who will sit down and read the documentation on a $20 clock/radio before plugging it in so they know how every aspect of it works and will then purchase a $50k-$100k RV and head down the road without a clue about how most of it works.
I agree with your view of people not bothering to "read the instructions." But that being said, knowing how to operate the system is one thing. Fixing it when it breaks is something entirely different. It's getting harder and harder for anyone to understand, let alone fix, something that's computer operated; especially if you can't access the code that runs it. If learning computers (and I don't mean using the program) was as easy as learning electrical stuff, there'd be a lot more of us still fixing our own cars these days. Using a tablet and fixing one are miles apart.
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