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Old 11-05-2015, 01:48 PM   #21
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Of the two switches that we have by the door, one controls the entrance light and the other is for the exterior light mounted low on the left side of the trailer. I have not seen anyone else mention this light. Loren
I had ETI tie a street side light with a front over-the-storage-box light on that switch. Nice to be able to see at night for hookups or find/stow stuff in the box without a flashlight.
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Old 11-05-2015, 01:48 PM   #22
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I am amazed that ETI even entertains as many customizations as they do. With limited production space and increased demand they are trying very hard to find ways to speed up production. Accommodating customer requests is part of the attraction but also can inhibit throughput. I think they also get new features standardized based on customer requests so like most other things it is a "Question of Balance" (old Moody Blues fan)

But according to the Rolling Stones "You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometime you might find. You get what you need."
Pretty good summation for what is happening at Escape, it is a delicate balance for them, for sure.

Thanks for a great earworm (The Stones one). Currently singing it to myself.
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Old 11-05-2015, 02:28 PM   #23
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Of the two switches that we have by the door, one controls the entrance light and the other is for the exterior light mounted low on the left side of the trailer. I have not seen anyone else mention this light. Loren
I believe that is the standard setup, porch and waste lights, at least it was on my fifth wheel. I had them add one switch for the main indoor overhead. I easily use that one more then the other 2 combined. Only issue is remembering to use the wall switch instead of the one on the light.
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Old 11-05-2015, 03:22 PM   #24
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Simple solution, buy a illuminated switch and replace the stock ones, when on it glows red, when off it is also.
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Old 11-05-2015, 03:56 PM   #25
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Simple solution, buy a illuminated switch and replace the stock ones, when on it glows red, when off it is also.
Are illuminated switches, in the same style as the existing, available?
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Old 11-05-2015, 04:00 PM   #26
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I believe that is the standard setup, porch and waste lights, at least it was on my fifth wheel. I had them add one switch for the main indoor overhead. I easily use that one more then the other 2 combined. Only issue is remembering to use the wall switch instead of the one on the light.
Standard on my 2015 Escape 17 was a porch light switch (the porch light also has a small switch on its underside). I had ETI add a switch for the interior central ceiling light.
The exterior fixture low on the drivers side (for utility/water hookup in darkness) is only controlled by the switch on the fixture underside.
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Old 11-05-2015, 04:02 PM   #27
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I got over 10 pages of illuminated switches with Amazon....and more than 100 on Ebay.
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Old 11-05-2015, 04:07 PM   #28
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Of the two switches that we have by the door, one controls the entrance light and the other is for the exterior light mounted low on the left side of the trailer. I have not seen anyone else mention this light. Loren
But you did pay them extra, I assume, to install a switch for the driver's side standard exterior light, right? We do not have a switch for that light.

Anyone having them install exterior lights that the customer provided is paying for that to be done and it may be expensive depending on the lights.

By now, they know what is worth their time to do custom and what is not. They may agree to do something for which they are charging plenty to make it worth their time. They do turn down many requests.
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Old 11-05-2015, 04:16 PM   #29
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I got over 10 pages of illuminated switches with Amazon....and more than 100 on Ebay.
I did that as well, but none of the illuminated ones matched the style (appearance) of the existing ones.
They appear to be JR Products 12000 series.
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Old 11-05-2015, 04:23 PM   #30
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my 17b has one switch by the door it works on the overhead light inside the trailer
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