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Old 07-10-2013, 03:45 AM   #1
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Any one have a good idea for light switch?

Any one have a good idea for light switch in voltage toy hauler?

I find it so annoying you have to walk into a dark trailer open a glass door toward your face and fumble around with 30 switches to get a light on!

Im sure I can figure something out just though maybe some one has already done it.
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:01 AM   #2
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My 5er has a light inside above the door that turns on automatically when you enter after the door has been closed for a period of time. I am not sure how they are doing it but clearly Dutchmen has the technology. Perhaps this is a part you could order to install yourself.
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:04 AM   #3
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I will look in to that thanks.

Even our 2008 ww had what they called mood lighting dim lights around that used very little power, you could leave them on all night!
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:38 AM   #4
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check this out. i may buy this myself even though i already have a decent motionsensing light.
Amazon.com: Megabrite: Wireless - Motion Sensor - Undercabinet LED Lights: Home Improvement
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:38 AM   #5
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check this out. i may buy this myself even though i already have a decent motionsensing light.
Amazon.com: Megabrite: Wireless - Motion Sensor - Undercabinet LED Lights: Home Improvement
They work great - I have one on the frame rail (outside the TH) - so it will come on as I approach the TH. I also have a small battery operated LED light mounted under the kitchen cabinet as I walk in the door - reach under hit a button and viola' light!
I want to look into mounting a switch on the side of the kitchen cabinet that connects to the puck (mood) lights in the kitchen area.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:24 PM   #6
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This was my idea, having the same issue. love it...

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Old 07-18-2013, 11:26 AM   #7
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I posted this in another forum. RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Toy Haulers: Switch panel lighting. My wife and I had the same gripe, but now a light comes on when you open the door. I put the links to parts and instructions there.

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Old 07-18-2013, 02:01 PM   #8
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switch panel

I removed the door on my 2013 3905, if you didn't know there was supposed to be a glass door there you really would notice.

I filled in the screw holes and put the door in storage, we also took our label maker, figured out the spacing and labelled all the switches with label you can see in low light( white background with black letters). We also labelled the cable connections and fuel tank caps on the rear since it was confusing which one was for the generator/pumpstation.
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Nice, I like the idea of labeling the fuel caps. I have question myself every time I fill them up.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:23 PM   #10
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I put a light switch on the side of the entertainment center right above the thermostat. When I walk in I just reach around the entertainment and flick the switch on. The three puck lights overhead the doorway then illuminates.

Its easy to do since all the wiring is right behind the switches wall.
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