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Old 10-22-2015, 11:32 PM   #21
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Ellen, I also remember when you joined the forum. Now that your wait is over, you have to admit one thing. It didn't take very long, did it? Loren
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:43 PM   #22
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What I don't have and would like:
There is a switch at the entry that turns on the outside light. It would be great to have a switch there to turn on at least one indoor light. Entered in completely darkness a couple of times and stumbled around trying to find switch. This may have been an option I missed. I just bought a little $3.00 LED light that I hooked on the cabinet door.

Ellen, I was curious about this statement in that I thought since 2013 two switches by the door were standard. One controls the outside light and the other controls the dual ceiling light. However, for it to work at least one of the switches needs to be on at the light. Others can chime in here but the switch should have been standard.

By the way, we met Dave and Bob two years ago at Osooyoos and always enjoy their company. How fortunate to get some time in Peachland before heading home.
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Old 10-23-2015, 01:10 AM   #23
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Ellen, I feel the same about my 17B and it's outfitted much like yours with the bed up front but without the captains lights. Yep, with those walls at both the head and foot of th' bed there's no worry 'bout falling out in the middle of the night. The thing I've done for light when coming back in at night is leave the range hood light on. The original light has been replaced with an LED so there's practically no drain on the batteries.
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Old 10-23-2015, 05:33 AM   #24
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What I don't have and would like:
There is a switch at the entry that turns on the outside light. It would be great to have a switch there to turn on at least one indoor light. Entered in completely darkness a couple of times and stumbled around trying to find switch.

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I felt the same when we picked up our 17B so I traced the wires going to the lights and what I discovered was that there are 2 sets of wires going up inside the door frame. One set for the out side door light (those are connected to your switch) and one set for the four seater dinette lights. If you get a flat screw driver you can remove the cover for the light switch and then remove the switch itself. You can then change the wires around so that the dinette light wires are connected to the switch, which will now work the dinette lights. Or you can go to CW and buy another switch, mount that one bellow the existing switch and connect the dinette lights to it. There is enough slack in the wires to allow you to do that.

I just switch the wires around didn't bother to ad another light switch. If your not comfortable doing that yourself it should only take a shop about 15 minutes and so wouldn't cost very much.


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Old 10-23-2015, 08:39 AM   #25
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Ellen, I was curious about this statement in that I thought since 2013 two switches by the door were standard. One controls the outside light and the other controls the dual ceiling light. However, for it to work at least one of the switches needs to be on at the light. Others can chime in here but the switch should have been standard.

By the way, we met Dave and Bob two years ago at Osooyoos and always enjoy their company. How fortunate to get some time in Peachland before heading home.
We have a 2016 17B on order, and from what I understand, only one switch in the doorway (for the outside light) is standard. We did order another switch for an interior light as an option (I think it was around $35).
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:16 AM   #26
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Yes, it is an extra charge for a second door switch....
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Old 10-23-2015, 10:01 AM   #27
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Yes, it is an extra charge for a second door switch....
We must have hit the sweet spot. Before our 2013 there was no ceiling light and when they made it standard in ours we got the door switch. I guess we assumed it had become standard. This is one of those little things that should be standard even if they tack $35 on to the build. It only makes sense to have one.
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Old 10-23-2015, 10:33 AM   #28
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We have a ceiling light , with a door switch . It wa not a requested extra .
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Old 10-23-2015, 12:16 PM   #29
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Congratulations! In the older models there is a light by the door attached to the cabinet over the wardrobe, facing the fridge cabinet, with an on/off switch.
You may wish to get one of those photosensitive night lights. I have one and it helps even though all I have to do is reach up and turn the cabinet one on.
So glad you're having a great time.
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Old 10-23-2015, 01:09 PM   #30
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EDarby, your enthusiasm is catching! We pick up our 17B on 15 Feb. I've been a slacker with respect to options we should get...your comments have given me some ideas. Thanks!
P.S. Our final build sheet is due 10 November...I need to get moving on this.
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