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Old 01-17-2014, 08:45 AM   #1
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Porch/Interior door light switch Location

Okay. As long as I'm signed on giving out free opinions here's a question I have: What was going though FR designers minds when they put the door light (hallway light too) switch inside the switch box? No, I don't always carry the remote with me. Has anyone relocated the on/off switch to a more accessible location? I'm thinking of moving it to the adjacent wall just above the thermostat. In the dark it's a real pain in the..."eyes". Any solutions welcome. Thanks!
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:38 AM   #2
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I have the same complaint. It's a PITA to have to fumble around in the dark to hit the right switch on the panel. I've been keeping the remote in my pickup so I'll turn it on that way. I was thinking that it might be easier to surface mount a battery operated 'camping light' on the inside wall near the door to temporarily shed some light.
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:58 AM   #3
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You guys have a remote...???? My hallway light has no switch except the one on the light itself and the door one is inside the panel box door.

I picked up at my local Wal-Mart a couple of battery operated touch lights, they are no bigger than the palm of your hand. D.W. had me install one on her side of the closet as well. The other I mounted above the toilet...D.W. was afraid she might fall in if I left the seat up.
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Just a thought here, you could purchase and mount a small motion detection battery operated light that would serve the purpose you are looking for. Should be able to purchase one for under $10
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:15 AM   #5
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You could wire in another remote controlled light switch and have the switch mounted to the wall in more convenient location. I had thought of doing this, but haven't gotten around to it yet, but my lights are not on a remote to start with.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:23 AM   #6
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Are you people readin my mind?

I went out last night to measure something in our RV and fumbled around for 40 forevers trying to find a light switch. grrrrrr No remote here either.

On my list: a battery operated light for just inside the door

(didn't know battery operated motion detector lights are available)
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Are you people readin my mind?

On my list: a battery operated light for just inside the door

(didn't know battery operated motion detector lights are available)

The last package I picked up I purchased at Costco. I have seen them in Walmart, Lowes and Home Depot as well.

I keep a few mounted at various hallways in the house so that when we have company visit they don't get lost or trip over a step in the dark. Cheap liability insurance.

Even if you went without the motion sensors and place a convent simple Tap-light just inside the door it would serve the same purpose.
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:40 AM   #8
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Good ideas

Wow! I seem to have struck a painful note. Yes, we have put touch lights under cabinets and in the "garage" just for simplicity sake and want to put one in hall way near bath door but mostly so nobody falls down the [dark] stairs at night. We have also put in one of those blue fluorescent nite lites in the wall outlet near the door. LOL at some replies BTW. Re the remote: I don't know about any other models but our remote includes, slides, levelers, awning and the porch/inside light. I have not looked into moving the switch yet seriously but it is a on/off/on rocker type and paralleling one may not work...don't know yet. Thanks for stories and check your remotes!
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:04 PM   #9
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I found thousands of battery powered motion lights on ebay, but most either screw on, tape on, and one has a magnetic base.

Meh, I'll just mount mine with Command picture hanging tape so as not to risk damaging the wall if I want to remove it.

Or, I may just place a command hook on the inside wall by the door and hang a small flashlight there.

Our RV is brand new (haven't even done the shake-down in this one yet) and I haven't established "recall" of where all the switches are yet. The one I found last night is the under-cabinet LED strip on our side counter/bar area.

WTH are they thinking, not placing at least one switch right by the entry door?

LOL, wish I had a hundred dollars for every time I've told DH "it must be all men that do the design lay-out for these things". (At this point I'll refer back to that big gaping hole...with finished edges, of course...for a laundry chute under the bathroom sink. How much time or money would it take to place a hinged trap door over that thing?)

Maybe when DH has finished that mod I'll send a picture of it to the factory rep for our model, just caption it; hint, hint. Then do the same for whichever mod we settle on for just-inside-the-entry-door lighting access.
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:48 PM   #10
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A different approach... The late '12 36CKTS has a pendant light over the entry door and no switch. So I installed a Starlight 1000 in place of
the porch light, replaced the step light with a LED and put a pull chain
switch on the pendant. The OEM switch remained on and
when you return in the PM all that was needed was a wave to find the cord.
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