Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-22-2022, 11:00 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 7
Grab bar light?

Our 2017 Forester has an outside entry door grab bar that looks like it could/should light up. But, it doesn’t. Porch light works. Might this have a separate switch or fuse or maybe not have a light at all?
Thanks for any thoughts.
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2126.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	169.1 KB
ID:	273732
Cyberstork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2022, 06:39 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
SeaDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Idaho
Posts: 11,401
pull the grab bar and see if there any wires leading to it, this will confirm if its lighted or not. JMHO
__________________
Retired Navy
Jake my sidekick (yellow Lab) 10/04 - 05/20
2017 RAM 2500 CC 4X4 Cummins Diesel
2016 Flagstaff 26 FKWS
AF&AM & El Korah Shrine of Idaho
SeaDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2022, 07:18 AM   #3
Kanadian Kamper
 
kenandterry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 6,007
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyberstork View Post
Our 2017 Forester has an outside entry door grab bar that looks like it could/should light up. But, it doesn’t. Porch light works. Might this have a separate switch or fuse or maybe not have a light at all?
Thanks for any thoughts.
Attachment 273732
I have the exact same model of grab bar on my 2018 Sunseeker, and I’ve seen lots of other Forester and Sunseekers with this grab bar.

Pretty sure they’re just what you see……no lights inside. That’s usually reserved for much fancier/pricier rigs.
__________________

Ken and Terry
2018 Sunseeker 2430S-CD carried by a 2017 Ford E450
Former Georgetown 330TS owner for 10 years with more mods than I can count.
kenandterry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2022, 07:34 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Bill and Gail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Jersey Shore
Posts: 536
My 2016 Sunseeker has the clear grab bar, it doesn't have a light.
Bill and Gail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2022, 05:22 PM   #5
Jeff and Sue
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Camarillo
Posts: 4
Lighted Grab Bar

I have a 2016 Forester with the same Grab Bar. I illuminated it by removing the bottom bracket and drilling a hole to insert a small LED flashlight pointing up. Works great as acrylic is a great transmitter of light. Just leave the push button slightly proud of the surface. I change batteries about once a season.
JeffSue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2022, 12:02 PM   #6
Commercial Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bristol, IN
Posts: 17,028
None of them are lit from the factory.
__________________
If "Search this Forum" does not yield an answer, please post questions as a "New Thread" (instead of sending a private message) so that others can benefit from the answers. Use Private Messages for sensitive information only.

Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube page for "How To" videos and updates https://www.youtube.com/c/DynamaxRVs/
bclemens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2022, 12:08 PM   #7
Shoulda' retired earlier
 
n-e-d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Southern Worcester County
Posts: 1,112
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeffSue View Post
I have a 2016 Forester with the same Grab Bar. I illuminated it by removing the bottom bracket and drilling a hole to insert a small LED flashlight pointing up. Works great as acrylic is a great transmitter of light. Just leave the push button slightly proud of the surface. I change batteries about once a season.
Neat idea! Pictures?
__________________
Mary and Me 😷😷 Stay Safe
2015 2650s "Finally" SOLD
2015 Jeep Cherokee
Waiting on new $$$ TV and TT orders maybe 2022 maybe not
"I am not South Beach. I am Causeway Street. I am a Celtic."
n-e-d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2022, 08:33 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1
My lighted grab bar

I have the 2015 Forester 3051 and always liked the look of a lighted grab bar. While I was considering buying a lighted grab bar, i removed the one installed on my unit and found out that it was completely open at the top and bottom. I was wiring an indoor stairway light and had a spare switch to use so i ran power through the wall of the RV to the bottom of the grab handle. In the handle itself, i glued a small 12v LED amber marker light and it fit right up against the clear plastic of the handle. Then I packed the area behind the light with some wadding and then glued it in place. I've attached a picture of the final version lit up. It looks great and I leave it on at night instead of the porch light - much less obtrusive. It was really easy to do and the LED means it won't require replacing for a long time.

Hope this helps.

Peter
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Lighted Grab Bar Forester 3051.jpg
Views:	23
Size:	219.9 KB
ID:	274159  
fundarp3051 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2022, 01:02 PM   #9
Commercial Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: elkhart
Posts: 323
the handle does not have a light.
__________________
Kary Katzenberger
Product Manager
Forest River Class C Division
karykatz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2022, 03:11 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 7
Thanks much for the info and customization idea, folks. Very helpful!
Cyberstork is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
light

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:18 AM.