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Old 07-08-2013, 10:12 PM   #11
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Yes, our entire trailer lights are LED's. I really like the lights vs the halogens on our old trailer.
Did your trailer come with LED light fixtures or did you retrofit it with LED bulbs?
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:50 AM   #12
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Columbus rigs have ALL LED lighting in them on the inside with the exception of the hanging lights. All the white hockey puck style are LED. The LED "bulbs" are cheaply made lights that emit RFI as explained above. When watching TV or listening to radio, I shut them off and turn on the hanging style lights as those have halogen bulbs.

Signal interference is worst when you turn on hallway lights. That is were the antenna is for TV and basement radio. Newer Columbus models have the basement radio antenna up on the roof. The old original design has a cheap foil strip antenna mounted to aluminum rail in ceiling of basement storage area.

You may also notice that some of your LED lights glow white, and some have a yellow tint to them. Factory installed a variety of LED bulbs in mine. Bulbs are expensive to replace now as they are new technology for RV industry. I'm sure a few years from now we will be able to buy inexpensive replacements that are also properly filtered on the circuit board to not produce radio/rv signal noise interference.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:10 PM   #13
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We just got home and have not had time to look into it yet.

Would you please let us know what you find out.

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Jon Celia,
I will let you know what they come up with.
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Talked to the dealer today and they could not replicate the problem. Hope to get more info when I pick it up tomorrow.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:15 PM   #15
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Talked to the dealer today and they could not replicate the problem. Hope to get more info when I pick it up tomorrow.
The issue is with the LED lights. We had the same problem using our antenna at one campsite recently. I don't know if you tried different channels or not but is think it will be channel specific plus signal strength. I assume this happened on your HDTV stations which are digital. My unit only reacted to the light in the bathroom which is right next to TV and antenna. I would suggest you either leave those lights off, change the channel or change those lights out with incandescent.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:27 PM   #16
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Ours happened to the bedroom tv when we turned on the bedroom lights. Haven't tried it with the bathroom lights yet. As soon as we turned on the light the tv went to blue screen. You are right, it may have been a weak signal on that channel to begin with. We didn't try it on a different channel. We are going out this weekend. I'll let you know if it happens again. Thanks.
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I didn't seem to have any issues this time out with losing reception when you turn on the lights. I had a strong signal this time. Must have just been a week channel on our last trip. Thanks for the info.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:36 PM   #18
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I lost reception on all channels when I turned on any LED light in the camper. Have to keep lights off. Haven't tried it with a cable yet but hope it won't be a problem then.
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Don't know if this is an idea but our TV us mounted above a cabinet with the wires running down into that cabinet. I also have a USB charging port in that cabinet. On our last trip I plugged the charge cable for my IPhone into this port and ran it out the same hole as TV cables. As long as this cable was plugged up the TV reception was great. When I unplugged the cable with an LED light on the TV went out. The phone didn't have to be connected just the cable. I could turn all the lights in the camper and get great reception as long as the cable was plugged up but if I unplugged the cable I lost reception with just one light on. Go figure.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:14 PM   #20
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I had this problem with my 325rl and the cause was indeed the led lights. The factory sent me updated LED replacement bulbs and the problem went away. You may have noticed that when you turn on any non led light you don't have the problem.
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