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Old 07-22-2020, 10:04 AM   #1
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Unknown switch on Rear of Rockwood Signature 5th Wheel

New to our used 2014 Forest River Rockwood Signature Ultralite 8281WS 5th Wheel - I have looked through the owners manual, but nothing specific is noted about switch locations and functions other than the main panel. There is a switch located behind the right rear bumper that just notes on/off with no other label. It looks factory (the correct brown color). Any clues? The only thing I can think of is the belly heater. It is a rear bunkhouse with 1/2 bath if that makes a difference.
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Old 07-22-2020, 10:09 AM   #2
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Other than the electric stabilizer switches, or aftermarket electric dump valve switches, I don't recall just an on/off switch on the exterior of the unit. Most of the time the tank heater switches are on the inside of the unit or in a wet bay.

Can you post a picture of it? It could have been added by the previous owner.
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Old 07-22-2020, 10:16 AM   #3
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The top pic is what I'm used to seeing. That's the stabilizer switch.
The other switch looks like it was added by the previous owner. You're probably going to have to trace it out yourself.
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The top pic is what I'm used to seeing. That's the stabilizer switch.
The other switch looks like it was added by the previous owner. You're probably going to have to trace it out yourself.
x2! Looks like a aftermarket add-on. Maybe they added a light under the rear.
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Yeah, the matching bezel threw me. If it had been just the switch, I wouldn’t have second guessed an add-on. That panel has a couple of screws and it comes off. I’ll check it out.
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Mystery Solved!

Mystery Solved! Original owner (I think I'm the third) had installed a wireless rear camera. He put a switch near the camera (only holes in rear bumper remain) so he could easily cut the camera's 12v source on and off. Looking at where wires run, I think he pulled power from the rear stabilizer switch. I had to clear out a serious nest from that corner, so for now, I'm leaving it as is. Click image for larger version

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Thanks for letting us know what it was. It's always interesting to know what the mystery was.
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