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Old 11-18-2014, 08:45 PM   #1
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Entry lights

Looking for a little advice. We have owned quite a few different RVs and upon purchasing our new 2015 34rl (which we really like) we are a little puzzled as to the entry lighting design.
Upon walking in to a dark coach and fiddling for a small light switch bye the door and when you finally do get the small light above door turned on it is very weak in projected light. Now to carefully try and walk over to the cabinet door in dim lighting and open said door just to find out you have blocked the only weak light you had to try and find switches to turn on the real lighting.
Having said all this I am wondering if someone has adapted a remote switch or Incorporated some kind of motion lighting to let you have a chance to turn on the lights without struggling.
The other fifth wheels and motor homes we have owned have all had lights that were activated off the entry door or they had a remote entry fob that would turn them on.
We can live with this but if their is a solution I would like to discover it. Thanks for your replies.......
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:35 PM   #2
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You might try a tap light, link here http://tinyurl.com/taplight
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:53 PM   #3
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We may have to resort to this but was really looking for a more permanent solution. Thanks for reply......
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Old 11-18-2014, 10:00 PM   #4
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Put a micro switch on the screen door that turns on an overhead light.
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Old 11-18-2014, 10:11 PM   #5
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I can understand how this could work and would have been an easy solution at the time of construction but would be quite difficult to run and conceal wires now.
I was hoping maybe someone has done something with a remote or outside switch...
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:19 PM   #6
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Great idea. I'll be giving this some thought as I have been being bug buy the same thing.
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Old 11-19-2014, 01:23 PM   #7
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do you not have a remote? If you do you have the ability to turn on the outside light which also turns on a light inside the door.
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Old 11-19-2014, 01:40 PM   #8
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Our Crusader has a light switch at the bottom of the steps going up to bath/bed - you can reach it easily from outside when you open the door - it turns on the ceiling light right inside the door

Very handy
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:13 PM   #9
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Planning on adding a remote for some lights using this:


Amazon.com: Logisys RM02 12V 15AMP Relay Kit with Two Remote Controls: Home Improvement
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Old 11-19-2014, 07:02 PM   #10
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Thanks 38fl Camper.
I think this will work for me. I scoured amazon and came across several options but nothing I could easily use. Amazon has so many options if you don't word it just right you will get wrong answer. Your suggestion looks durable, has many good ratings and for 15.00 I don't see how you can go wrong. Thanks again....
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:05 PM   #11
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Confused?! I have 2015 33rl. As you step inside the door, within ez touch on the sink wall should be a panel with switches. One operates the fan and light in the main living area. Turn on the light portion by pulling the attached chain and shut off by using the wall switch. When entering from outside, hit the switch. BAM! Should have light.
I also keep a small flashlight on the counter to see inside that wall cabinet. I will eventually install a light that comes on when you open that panel door.
Bear in mind, my 2015 was a first production series. I did the factory tour at the Rally in Goshen but cannot recall subtle differences.
By the way, my wall switch was not wired correctly at the factory and did not work for 3 months until we attended the Rally and had it repaired in 3 minutes! Just say'n!! 😁



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