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Old 01-26-2011, 03:52 PM   #1
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Never did like that the only switch to turn on the 4 main lights in the coach was near the entry down by the steps. If you were already in the coach you had to kick the switch with your toe or bend to the floor. So, I ordered a remote 12 volt control from computer geeks www.geeks.com. It is the Logisys RM01 Remote Control Molex Connector Kit with two remotes, part no. RM01. It was $9.99 plus shipping. I ordered two so shipping was $5.62 for a total of $25.60. It comes with directions that are pretty much self explanatory. Wired it today and it works great. I had to remove the fire extinguisher and it's holder to get to the wiring and for ground I just put a screw in the furnace cover where there was nothing behind it, rather than search for a ground wire. The furnace is right behind the opening for the fire extinguisher. They are different frequencies so you can use more than one in your unit. I put one remote on the wall above the thermostat with velcro and the other on my car key chain. I think I'll put another control on the light in the commode room. This really wasn't my idea. One of my buddies who is an electrician and has a 378TS just like ours thought of it, but he's not on the forum.
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:02 PM   #2
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You gotta wonder about some of these guys in the design group.

Unless you're crawling in from the outside, or just woke up from a drunken stupor and you're already on the floor, why would anyone want the light switch where you say it is?????

Out GT330 has a few switches there........night lights along the floor, outside lamp, battery transfer switch............but these might make sense to be there.
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You gotta wonder about some of these guys in the design group.

Unless you're crawling in from the outside, or just woke up from a drunken stupor and you're already on the floor, why would anyone want the light switch where you say it is?????

Out GT330 has a few switches there........night lights along the floor, outside lamp, battery transfer switch............but these might make sense to be there.
Well, that's where it is, right in the middle of the switches you mention and the power awning switch. Its probably not a bad idea to have a switch there so you can turn on the lights when entering the unit. But, there should also be one on the wall up near the thermostat.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:50 PM   #4
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Hey Don,
This is really cool. Yes that switch down low on the entry is not the greatest location. So would these be wired in to replace the switch or behind the switch in the wall? And I guess you could install one for the awning as well..nice

Thanks for another great tip here,
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:00 AM   #5
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I feel pretty fortunate that we have 2 switches for the overhead lights. Yes there's one next to the door steps, makes it convenient when coming inside and needing a light. The other is just outside the bedroom door. This makes it easy to turn on or off without needing to kneel down or the old foot trick. One thing I don't understand though is the bedroom light switch is right next to the overhead light switch on the outside of the bedroom. So in order to turn off the lights,other than at the ceiling fixture switches, we have to open the door and turn off the lights. There's a 45 degree wall inside the bedroom where that switch should have been located but I guess they saved a couple cents on one trim ring for two switches instead of two seperate trim rings.
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