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Old 01-11-2014, 12:08 AM   #31
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I have done both but prefer to run the fridge on battery as I tow. As you drive, the TV will charge the camper battery. If you stop for an extended time (like to eat) you may want to switch to propane to make sure you don't run down the car battery.

Be sure to precool the fridge as it takes awhile to cool down before stocking it. I usually turn it on the day before a trip.

We finally made it out of town. Every thing is going great, except I can't figure out one thing on the over head lights. There is one in the bathroom. I assume on the 277 the switch is on the outside near the rear bed. If so, the light doesnt work and I cannot see a way to take off that cover to check the bulb. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:46 AM   #32
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Is the master light switch on by the radio? It has to be on for bathroom switch to work
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:43 AM   #33
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Great, have a great time. And yes the bathroom light switch is on the outside wall of the bathroom. If the master switch is on, and that is the only light that won't turn on it sounds like a possible bad bulb. Maybe someone will chime in about how to remove the light lens as I have not had to do that (yet)...
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Yes, switch was on. I am usually pretty good at figuring stuff like this out, but I see no way to open that bulb cover. Strange. Anyway, was a great trial run and now planning the next getaway!
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I think it it slides forward about 1/4 inch then it pulled down. It's just been so long since I put in my led's so can't remember exactly.
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I will also have to look that the light cover in the spring. Are your lights LED? If not and you are planning on boondocking much, you may want to consider switching out your lights for LEDs to save battery power (I see on these threads many do that). Glad you had a nice trip. Camp on!!!
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If the covers are like mine they slide out from the center and then pull down. You might have to gently pry them from the center to get them started. I finally figured this out when replacing my overhead lights with led bulbs. Made a vast difference. Brighter and a little whiter even though they are the "warm white". Before, my converter fan would come on with three fixtures operating. Now I can run all of my lights and the furnace without fan moving. Very pleased.
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If it does require a little help to move, try using a credit card to get in between the base and the lens. It won't mar the plastic like a screwdriver would.

As you can see, most of us have switched to led's- and I do agree with getting the "warm white" ones. I purchased the 36 led panel and they are nice and bright-drawback was I got bright white and it had a blue color to them.
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Thanks...great info, will have to try sliding back next time we are out. This is a 2014 and I think they came with LED for this year, but will have to check.
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Hey Tommy5351 the cover looks great! What size is the box on your unit? I have a hw276 on order with a 14' box, wasn't sure on the size cover I should order. Thanks for putting up the pic btw
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