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Old 05-23-2018, 06:07 PM   #1
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Roof safety switch

My A Frame roof safety switch has failed so fan and lights on ceiling don't work. I did a search but cannot find what it is called or where to order.
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Old 05-24-2018, 02:23 AM   #2
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Are you sure it's not just the in line fuse on the streetside wall ?...... Ive never heard of a roof safety switch, where is it located?
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Are you sure it's not just the in line fuse on the streetside wall ?...... Ive never heard of a roof safety switch, where is it located?


On my A122BH that switch is up behind the skirt in the corner above the water heater.
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:33 AM   #4
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Wiggle the switch, sometimes it sticks. Turn a ceiling light on and wiggle it.
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Old 05-24-2018, 08:16 AM   #5
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It is under the valence in the front corner by the converter. Safety switch failures have been a problem as long as there have been pop up campers with switches.
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Wiggle the switch, sometimes it sticks. Turn a ceiling light on and wiggle it.
Yes, that works because one of the contacts is loose, which is why I would like to replace it. Plan B would be to just remove the switch and connect the two wires so the fan/ceiling light circuit is on all the time.
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Yes, that works because one of the contacts is loose, which is why I would like to replace it. Plan B would be to just remove the switch and connect the two wires so the fan/ceiling light circuit is on all the time.
Just because others reading this may not have full knowledge of the situation....

The safety switch is there to protect the light fixture from overheating caused by contact with bedding. Which could melt the light and cause a fire. AFrame designs and LED lights reduce the risk substantially, compared to traditional popups, were the lights with incandescent bulbs were expected to be in direct contact with bedding. Even on an AFrame, if you have a fixed bed in the back, the light could contact loose bedding or things stored on the bed.

So use caution and good judgement when defeating a safety device, even if there at first appears to be little risk.


I usually leave the front light on when closing and let the safety switch turn it off. That way it turns on when I set up camp. That also defeats the stricter safety of dual switches for those lights. But since my front light never touches anything, I feel the risk is acceptable. YMMV
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