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Old 08-20-2011, 11:01 PM   #1
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Light switches in the Georgetown TS350

We have a 2010 which has bunks. There is a light in each bunk that the kids can reach but the hallway light is in the ceiling! No way for children to reach it. It seems it would be easy for FR to have put a switch on the wall (hint, hint FR) especially since this coach is focused on children in the bunk area. Anyone else noticed this? Martha

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Old 08-21-2011, 07:24 AM   #2
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You are not the "Lone Ranger" here. There are several lights in many floorplans that are poorly thought out. Notorious are those in 5th wheels in the exact center of the Queen/King sized bed. Popping in to the bedroom after dark to get a sweatshirt is a PITA climbing onto the bed to get to the light switch.

Behind battery disconnects, fixing this idiocy is probably the number two mod done by RV'ers.

Cheap fix: Add a motion detecting battery powered stick up light in a convenient spot. Downside - you may need to tape off areas of the detector that point to the bed so a "roll over" won't turn on the light (Don't Ask How I Know - DAHIK)

Expensive fix: Wireless switches - Battery powered RF wall switch and a receiver/relay in the hollow underneath the light fixture. This mod is here and I will try to find it. Be Right Back...

Here it is...
Remote control light switch

The remote control is now almost as cheap as the battery light I am using! When I last looked it was 100 bucks now selling for $20.


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Old 08-21-2011, 07:53 AM   #3
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Know the feeling. Our bedroom ceiling lights are controlled by a wall switch but it's in the hallway not the bedroom. To turn them off at bed time I have to open the door, reach out and turn off the switch or reach up and turn off each light individually at the ceiling. Goofey thing is there is a 45 degree wall just inside the bedroom with nothing on it. That would have been the best place for the switch. All of the ceiling lights are controlled by a wall switch except the two above the electrical panel in the hallway. Those two have to be turned on at the fixture. They should have used that hallway switch to turn on those lights and installed a switch in the bedroom for the bedroom lights. Makes you wonder if Common Sense had the day off when they came up with those ideas.

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