Originally Posted by B47
Slightly OT - but your photo gives me an oportunity to ask a simple question. I have a 2012 29rk and my compartment is the same as yours.
My question is -why did/does FR locate the switch for the hook -up lights (those two LED lights located in the nose cap) in this compartment?
For those of you who don't know what I am speaking of - the switch in question is just to the right of the outdoor shower faucets (on the wall).
It seems to me that a more logical location for the switch would be in the battery/landing gear switches compartment. That way you could turn them on/off when and if you need to adjust the landing gear at night.
Thanks for posting your photo and giving me a chance to ask this question.
I agree and thought the location of the switch was odd as well. I actually added a second switch for those lights and put in inside on the service panel with the other switches. I like to turn them on at night so my kids can see the pinbox and not bang there head on it.
I wired in sort of like a 3 way switch in that either switch will turn on and off the lights however the switch that turned them on must turn them off as well but for me that is ok as now 99% of the time I just use the switch on the panel. Adding a 3rd switch and putting it in the battery box area might not be a bad idea however I rarely hookup or disconnect in the dark myself.
If you want to add a second one it is easy to do. I just spliced into the non powered (light) side of the wire coming off that switch and ran the new wires to the new switch. It connects to the on side of the new switch. I then ran a wire to the fuse block to power the new switch and installed it in the panel. Now either switch will turn on and off the lights.
Cost was about 5 bucks for the switch and about 5.00 in wire. Easily a one beer project.