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Old 02-20-2024, 08:25 PM   #1
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outside entrance light

Ok, I have 2 lights on the outside of my ROO that I can not find a switch to turn them on. 1 is an amber covered light on the side near the camper door. The 2nd is white and on the driver's side of the trailer tongue.
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Old 02-21-2024, 12:03 AM   #2
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Moved thread from the Tech and Repair section to the Roo/Shamrock sub-forum.

OP, the white tongue light has a rocker switch on top or bottom edge.
The amber light should have a rocker switch by the door.
It would help if you posted which Roo model number you have.
That way others that own your same model, can be more helpful.
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Old 02-21-2024, 09:12 AM   #3
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As Dan notes there' should be a switch on the hitch light itself and the porch light switch on mine is on the bottom underneath the cabinet just to the left side of the entrance door. Look up.

In my Roo 23SS the porch light switch is right next to the slide-out switch which can be interesting at 0200.

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Old 02-21-2024, 01:30 PM   #4
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Sorry it is an Rockwood ROO 233.
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Old 02-21-2024, 01:48 PM   #5
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Sorry it is an Rockwood ROO 233.
No worries, Fred! Hard to remember that everyone isn't in the know about what you've got, sometimes what's apparent to ourselves isn't apparent to others. Year is important, too, as this is one place where Chuck's posts could be particularly informative:

Fred has a 2007 Roo 233. Chuck's is a 2006 Roo 23SS.

As the years progress, SOME equipment and installation changes, too.

Just my .02. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-21-2024, 03:40 PM   #6
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Thanks all I will look up under the cabinet and on the hitch light for those switches when I get home tonight
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Old 02-21-2024, 04:16 PM   #7
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Just a note on the Amber light. The switch should be right inside the door on the upper cabinet.

When I got my last trailer, I couldn't figure out how to turn the amber light on and it turned out it was because the bulb was burned out.

The light up front, like others noted, should have a switch on the bottom of the light.
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Old 02-21-2024, 07:45 PM   #8
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While the switch for the outside amber porch light MIGHT be on the main control panel, where you find switches for interior lights and electric awning (if you have one) and the readouts for holding tank status, there is a possibility that the switch is located just inside the door on the side of a lower cabinet. Rationale is that one can easily reach this switch from outside on the ground at the bottom of the steps.

My rig has an LED "step" light (under the stairs), and the switch is located there.

Bonus:
I presume you do not have the now common LED awning strip light that replaces these amber porch lights. So if you want some very easy and efficient lighting for your rig, consider adding some of these inexpensive solar, motion sensor, lights. I have 4, and I mount them with Velcro after I get setup. They come on when you move about. I place them on all 4 sides of the rig, and they work great as "scare" lights. There are bears where we camp, and when the bear shows up, the light comes on, and the bear moves on to another site.

These don't replace your porch light...they augment it. When on the road they are stashed inside a utility cabinet. When I get to my site, I pop them on with the Velcro. I have "male" Velcro in 6 or 8 locations around the outside of the rig, and I mount them so they don't come on when we are sitting fireside...which can be anywhere. If there's another RV nearby, I spare them the agony of my light shining on their space. But we tend to boondock with nobody nearby, so I generally have them on all 4 sides of the rig. Very convenient and fully automatic.
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Old 02-22-2024, 06:09 AM   #9
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Found the switch under the cabinet. Build was shattered so will have to get a new one tomorrow. Hitch light was burned out.
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Found the switch under the cabinet. Build was shattered so will have to get a new one tomorrow. Hitch light was burned out.
Hitch light could have a bad switch (mine does). If you replace the bulb & it still doesn't work, suspect the switch. It's exposed and not sealed & corrodes internally and stops working. You may be able to find a new switch at a camping store or automotive store.
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These light fixtures are generic. I replaced both of these with new LED versions to minimize any bad bulb issues. Actually the hitch is still in the box as if it ain't broke I usually don't fix it and Murphy's Law of Spare Parts clearly states anything you have spare parts will rarely break.

Porch light was still fine electrically but the plastic cover deteriorated.

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Hitch light could have a bad switch (mine does). If you replace the bulb & it still doesn't work, suspect the switch. It's exposed and not sealed & corrodes internally and stops working. You may be able to find a new switch at a camping store or automotive store.
Great note here by rracer5 - "hitch light" on my Roo was also nonfunctioning, turned out to be experiencing a bad switch issue. The LED elements are fine, switch (on bottom) is not sealed against elements, and towing in the rain puts a lot of water on the nose of the trailer. I bought a replacement, but - prior to installing - had success with applying electrical contact cleaner spray and turning the switch on and off rapidly.

FWIW, this light (and generally white lights up on the nose) are sometimes also called Docking lights (in case you want to search for and buy a replacement).
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Old 02-24-2024, 05:59 PM   #13
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Found the problem with the 2 outside lights,they both need new switches.
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Old 02-25-2024, 10:18 AM   #14
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Found the problem with the 2 outside lights,they both need new switches.
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Old 02-25-2024, 11:38 AM   #15
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Found the switch under the cabinet. Build was shattered so will have to get a new one tomorrow. Hitch light was burned out.



Sorry "bulb was shattered " had to dig it out with needle nose pliers.
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Old 03-01-2024, 02:38 PM   #16
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Try motion-detected solar lights for quick steps outside

I got tired of looking for switches when stepping out briefly, especially with the dog. So, I mounted a motion-controlled solar light above the people door. This has worked nicely for a few years.
For example:
https://www.amazon.ca/Outdoor-Waterp...50&sr=8-9&th=1
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Old 03-02-2024, 10:01 AM   #17
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Didn't have room about e the door, but I did add that same light beside the door.
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