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Old 04-19-2015, 01:03 AM   #11
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You are talking about the D/S exterior light, it is now low? And still no interior switch, I guess.
Did they say why they moved it?
I added a light over the big storage box on my 21 and had that plus the D/S light (for hookups) put on an interior switch.
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Old 04-19-2015, 01:15 AM   #12
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Cathy, it is the D/S exterior light. After finding it lowered in the photo (check post #1368 under "It's Friday"), I emailed ETI just to confirm and received a response from Crystal. She didn't elaborate and I didn't pursue it. Just got the impression it was for set-up reasons. We may wish we had added the extra switch, but the exterior porch light w/ an interior switch seemed best for us. I was a bit concerned I might inadvertently blast neighbors with the light by hitting the wrong switch in the wee hours of the morning~
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Old 04-19-2015, 01:54 AM   #13
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Thanks, Gae. We have almost never been close enough to anyone for the porch light to bother them even if we turn it on late. Those lights do not seem very bright.
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:01 AM   #14
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That's actually good to know, Cathy--thanks. The exterior lights on the Casita were, for some reason, quite bright. I was always conscious of this and didn't want to impose on anyone. Night nite~
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:06 AM   #15
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I did notice on our last build photos that the light fixture had been relocated. Checked w/ ETI and they confirmed--it has been lowered and is now closer to the wheels then the trailer roof.
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Well that kind of funny because it would have been really easy to install a light lower down but I wanted to cast as large a pool of light as possible.

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Old 04-19-2015, 07:29 AM   #16
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In almost countless years of RVing, I have never had anyone outside my various trailers at night that caused me concern, so I do not consider it a concern at this time. Obviously, there is always a first time but I'm not going to become a paranoid looking over my shoulder and turning on my lights every time I hear a noise or a raccoon walks by.
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Old 04-19-2015, 10:05 AM   #17
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In almost countless years of RVing, I have never had anyone outside my various trailers at night that caused me concern, so I do not consider it a concern at this time. Obviously, there is always a first time but I'm not going to become a paranoid looking over my shoulder and turning on my lights every time I hear a noise or a raccoon walks by.
Same here. Plus I'm the kind of person who would just charge outside without thought demanding to know what's going on out here (of course, I don't camp in bear country). In addition, any exterior lights left on at night, regardless of how dim or afar one might think them to be, can be an annoyance to neighbors. No "city lights" for me, please, while camping...
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:09 PM   #18
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I like the idea of staying in the trailer and pressing the alarm button on your vehicle key.
I betcha every law enforcement officer would say this is probably the safest and smartest action to take. I too also think bear spray is the farthest I'd go in terms of an offensive action.
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:25 PM   #19
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S In addition, any exterior lights left on at night, regardless of how dim or afar one might think them to be, can be an annoyance to neighbors. No "city lights" for me, please, while camping...
There are several variables in play here. First of all my 360* lighting isn't in place to light up the campsite full time. It's there if I need it. Better to have and not need then to wish you had it. Secondly I think that there's a huge variation in places where people are located for an overnight stop. If I was only stopping in RV parks and public camp grounds I probably wouldn't bother adding extra lighting. But for overnighting in some other areas, to me, it's worth knowing what's out there before you open your door.

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Old 04-19-2015, 02:53 PM   #20
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FWW: I had peripheral lights installed with an interior switch: 2 on the d/side, one in front and one in back. I wish I had another one on the door (passenger) side in the rear for cooking in the dark purposes. I did this as I often am a solo traveler. The only thing I wished for that did not occur to me to ask for: the existing lights on the d/side to have the ones with manual on/off switches so I could leave some light on at night. I have had requests to turn off the d/side lights, in some campgrounds, which of course, I did. I have since switched out the d/s lights to have those manual switches, so as not to bother others. I can leave the rest on (non-offending) and still feel a bit safer.
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