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Old 01-18-2016, 05:05 PM   #11
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Awning lights and toggle panel

Originally Posted by jogalot View Post
Landshark1 Did u do that on a fr3 model? I have a 2015 25ft fr3 but I can not seem to locate any wiring like your pics. I like the idea.

Yes, I have the 2015 FR3 30DS. The wiring is in the front of rig.

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Old 01-21-2016, 06:43 PM   #12
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Remote control awning lights w/ dimmer

Hey all
Just to pass along my solution to this awning light control. I too (2015 FR3 30ds) was disappointed with the dual connected front led lights and awning lights and after tracing wires in dash, decided on a simple solution with a dimming feature benefit.
Link below.

PWM 12V Remote Dimmer

The (2) wires for the awning lights exits the chasis just below the floor (inside black wire loom) under the small black plastic cover just behind the passenger front seat. They run over to the battery.
I spliced in a waterproof in-line fuse leading from the battery to the remote box, capped off the end that did lead to the dash switch and connected the positive/negatives into and outgoing.

I mounted the remote sender to the side of the frame (forward of the battery) with wire strap and heavy duty velcro.

Another beautiful feature of the remote is when we go for walks and come back after dark (especially while dry camping) I can turn on the lights from a distance of about 30-50 yards and light up our site (making sure no slithery creatures have made camp on our outside rug).

I will try and add some photos of the install and locations if needed to help out.

Note: They do sell a waterproof version of this remote system, however I did not originally buy this. I used clear silicone (very liberally) inside and out of the remote sender box and terminals and have since been through numerous rain storms since last march (7500 miles) with no issues, however I would recommend a waterproof model so the install would not have to be done ever again.

Be safe and enjoy.

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Old 01-21-2016, 07:34 PM   #13
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Having your awning lights on while driving down the road at night is probably not legal in most states and provinces.

Gotta be wired wrong.

Ken and Terry
2010 Georgetown 330TS being pushed by our
2017 GMC Terrain toad (4 wheels down)
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Old 01-21-2016, 08:51 PM   #14
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I don't think anyone is driving down the road with their awning light on unless they forget to turn the toggle switch off at some point. You may have misunderstood the situation. The driving lights do not turn on the awning light, the awning light turns on the LEDs around the headlights.

My plan is (when I get around to rewiring mine) is to put a separate new switch in for the awning light near the door as some have done. I'm planning on attempting to using the old wires coming from the toggle in the panel to light some extra lights around the outside of the coach. I don't know about you guys but most of the time it seems I arrive at my destination and it's inevitably close to dark. It would sure be nice to have some extra lights around the outside to park, level and/or hookup.


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