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Old 10-26-2011, 08:46 PM   #1
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Switches inside my Georgetown 330TS

Just inside the doorway there are 3 switches (with blue lights)

1. Controls two small nightime lights along the floor.......one just inside the door, and the other just underneath the furnace.

2. Controls the outside yellow light.......just above the doorway.

3. Controls the yellow light underneath the steps. HOWEVER........with the switch activated, the steps extend/retract EVERYTIME the screen door is opened/closed.

Is this switch wired correctly? What purpose is there to have the steps go in and out everytime the screen door opens and closes. Seems to me, it would make more sense to activate the two yellow lights on the same switch (switch #2)

Any ides?
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:16 PM   #2
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mine is similar, but worse.
1 switch controls both outside lights, And the step. Can't have any outside light without the steps going in and out.
2 is night lights
3 is battery shut off switch.

Good thing it doesn't get dark here in the summer, or a mod would be in order.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:43 PM   #3
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I also have 3 blue switches (in addition to the DC cutoff switch and the awning switch).
One switch leaves the steps in the out position.
Another switch turns on "night lights" that are down by the floor.
The last switch is for the "porch light" outside.
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:30 PM   #4
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Mine has 3 blue lit switches and the battery cut off like Ovair. One switch is for the stairs. When it is ON, the stairs go in and out. When it is off, the stairs will stay out and will not retract unless I start the engine while the door is closed.

The blue switch does not control the orange light under the stairs but rather the stairs themselves. The orange light goes on/off temporarily anytime the stairs operate.

I hope this helps....
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:41 PM   #5
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That thrird switch will leave the steps in what ever position they were in when you switched it. In the other position they work off the magnetic switch on the screen door, going out when you open it and back in when you close it.

The only thing that over-rides the "stay where you are" switch is turning on the ignition. Then they retract regardless.

The other two are for the porch light and for the floor-level night lights. I have a separate panel for Battery "use/storage" and a third one for the propane system on/off and sniffer.

The lights on my three rocker switches are red!

Fortunately, the previous owner we bought from explained this,
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:10 PM   #6
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Okay......I guess my definition of the 3rd switch was worded incorrectly. Mine operates exactly like Trempert described.

Switch "on" and "lit".....stairs go out and in with screen door being opened and closed.....consequently the yellow light goes on/off. Leaving this switch turned "off", stairs stay out until engine is started.

Does this "in and out" everytime the door opens and closes make sense to anyone, and for what reason? Seems excessive motor work for the stairs to me.

Also, I would prefer to have the underneath orange light come on at the same time (and with the same switch) as the porch light. Obviously these would be activated at dark for better illumination. Maybe a project for the future!!!!!
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:24 AM   #7
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You are not wired right unless the motorhome is running which overrides the switch so you don't tear off the steps.

1 switch for light over the door
1 switch for galley floor lighting
1 switch for the step when the motorhome engine is not running
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:19 AM   #8
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Yes it makes sense that the stairs go in and out (when the switch is on).
If you are camping, and don't want the steps to go in and out, turn the switch off. The steps will stay out and you won't wear out the mechanism.

It seems many rigs are configured differently.

On mine, when I put it in storage, the stairs want to stay out, but there is a way to get them to go in: leave the stair switch lit and the DC power on, shut the screen door and the stairs will retract, reach in through the door handle hole and kill the DC, shut the main door.

As a note: ON MY RIG the stairs will extend when the door is opened and it doesn't matter what position the switches are in. DC off, step switch off, they still come out when the door is opened. Designed that way according to the factory. I've become quite comfortable with the behavior.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:17 PM   #9
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If you want the step light to come on with your porch light switch, you will need to connect the blue/purple wire that is loose under your steps to the porch light switch connection that goes to the porch light (ie. the switched connection). The hard part may be routing one wire to the other.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:31 PM   #10
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When you're paacking up to depart a CG, it's useful to turn the switch to work with the door position. It acts as a reminder to do things!
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