Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-21-2018, 06:32 PM   #1
Family Vacation Member
 
Biggles607's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Florida
Posts: 185
Ceiling light switch

As we're nearing our third year of owning and driving the wheels off of 'Harvey', our beloved Zinger 291RL, I decided it was time to rectify one of the little niggles that has irritated me from day one.

We use our midships entry door for 99% of our comings and goings. It opens into a small passageway behind which is the bathroom, to the left the main living area and to the right, via a sliding door, is the bedroom.

At night, with the blinds drawn the bedroom is dark, and little light bleeds through from the living area. The factory fitted LED light fixture is centered directly over the bed and is operated by a little plastic switch on the housing.

At a hair under six feet I can just about reach the switch without clambering on the pillowtop, Mrs. R needs a ladder.

I had previously added LED gooseneck reading lights to the inside face of each of our bedside wardrobes, they are independently powered and switched, but even those are a stretch when you're not in bed.

There was nothing for it, I had to do something.

I prudently sought approval from management.........What I actually said was "Honey, can you reach the ceiling in Harvey?" to which she replied somewhat suspiciously "What are you up to?"

"Oh nothing, I just wondered" Before I had to answer the logical follow-up question, I made haste my escape to Harvey.

I removed the bedroom LED ceiling fitting, probed around in the roof to see what space was up there and discovered a route through the roof trusses to a point directly over the sliding entry door.

I set about the ceiling with a box cutter and a straight edge to create an opening for a spare white household rocker switch I had lying around. Splicing about five feet of lamp wire into the 12 volt light circuit couldn't have been easier. With the fitting switch ON, it can now be controlled from the doorway ceiling switch, YAY! And once we're snuggled up in bed it can still be turned off at the fitting. We just have to remember to turn it back on at the fitting in the morning otherwise the ceiling switch is redundant.

I know it's not much, but it still counts as a mod.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE.
__________________
Biggles
2015 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab 5.7 V8
2017 Zinger Z-1 291RL "Harvey'
Biggles607 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2019, 11:27 AM   #2
Weekend Camper
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: OK
Posts: 12
We had a similar problem with ours... The light switch to the bedroom is on the same wall as the door. That wouldn't be a problem but the door is a pocket door and that puts the switch almost three feet from the opening and it's a dark color.


The Mrs. bought one of those battery powered lights that looks like a light switch. She put it on the wall AWAY from the door so that it's accessible when you walk into the bedroom. It's not as bright as the overhead light but it's cheap and I didn't have to rewire the RV.
mdbeck1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2019, 03:35 PM   #3
Family Vacation Member
 
Biggles607's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Florida
Posts: 185
Hey, but it works for you right....!
__________________
Biggles
2015 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab 5.7 V8
2017 Zinger Z-1 291RL "Harvey'
Biggles607 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2019, 05:05 AM   #4
Full Time Camper
 
Papa-T's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: N.C. Mountains
Posts: 1,321
It’s the little things.....................
__________________
*2016 CAF25SE Cruiser Aire 5er/*Joined 2010 *Changed Username and lost Post #'s -2012.
*Traded Campers and Left Crossroads -2012.
*Purchased New 5er & Came back May-2016
*Ted & Tricia (Mimi and Boo - Poodles)
“I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends would respect me. The others can do whatever the Hell they please!” —John Wayne
Papa-T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2019, 09:25 AM   #5
Family Vacation Member
 
Biggles607's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Florida
Posts: 185
I hear that a lot....... LOL
__________________
Biggles
2015 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab 5.7 V8
2017 Zinger Z-1 291RL "Harvey'
Biggles607 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Crossroads RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.