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Old 12-29-2008, 03:28 AM   #1
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Richard & Cris,
I just installed a porch light not quite over the door as I may want to put a door awning up so it is slightly back of the door. It is an outside porch light when you want it to be and at night you can leave it off and if someone approaches the coach it will go on and off as a deterrent. It was rather expensive (like a $ 100.00) and I am not certain it is worth it. There are numerous lights around that are porch lights. Camping World should have something, if not try this site for porch lights.www.kaperii.com/porch.html. If you position the light back a bit you can drill a hole into the upper cabinet. Bring your wires in there, pry up the floor of the cabinet and get a hot wire & ground from the under cabinet lights and mount a switch either in the closet or on the end of the outside of the cabinet.
Give me a call if this seems a little poor in explanation. The lights that kaperii offer are probably just what you are looking for.

Hope you folks are having wonderful holidays!! SOON
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Old 12-29-2008, 03:28 AM   #2
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Richard & Cris,
I just installed a porch light not quite over the door as I may want to put a door awning up so it is slightly back of the door. It is an outside porch light when you want it to be and at night you can leave it off and if someone approaches the coach it will go on and off as a deterrent. It was rather expensive (like a $ 100.00) and I am not certain it is worth it. There are numerous lights around that are porch lights. Camping World should have something, if not try this site for porch lights.www.kaperii.com/porch.html. If you position the light back a bit you can drill a hole into the upper cabinet. Bring your wires in there, pry up the floor of the cabinet and get a hot wire & ground from the under cabinet lights and mount a switch either in the closet or on the end of the outside of the cabinet.
Give me a call if this seems a little poor in explanation. The lights that kaperii offer are probably just what you are looking for.

Hope you folks are having wonderful holidays!! SOON
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:59 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. Interesting site.
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:17 AM   #4
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Richard & Cris, I forgot that you had a mid-door so you may be able to mount a light directly over your door if you can fish thie wires. Set off to the side of the door does give us plenty of light for the entrance so I would think that option is still there. If I am not mistaken there are cabinets almost to the doorway on either side so getting a power source should not be to big a deal, plus it is already fused.
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:58 AM   #5
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Since Ted pulled up the cabinet floor, I will assume that he removed the rear panel in the cabinets, to get the wire thru from the outside. Just as a note for safety, there are wires in the back of the cabinets. This might not be true on a mid door and I would think not on the coaches with a front passenger slide, but was on both of my coaches. Here is photo of the inside of my cabinets with the panels removed.

The wires have been bundled by me, they were sort of spread out before. The wires continue forward over the entry door. Drilling thru this area without watching for wires could cause damage to some of the wiring.
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:43 PM   #6
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Dale, I did check behind my cabinets and had nothing at all that looked like what you have in your 2007. I did manage to drill directly through the upright stanchion in the corner of the cabinet. Any wires that I have found in my Alpine that have looked anything like that I have removed and rerouted through protective looms.I had only one issue under my dash where wires were not bundled. I have since corrected that. The cabinet in your pictures to the far right would openly scare me to death. Truly that is really frightening even for WRV.
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Old 12-31-2008, 04:39 PM   #7
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Ted,

Sorry to scare you to death. What you were concerned about is just the start of my moving misc controls to that cabinet.



And I must say that I now remember, most of the length of those wires were taped. I took the tape off so that I could remove and reroute to move control back.
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:26 PM   #8
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Thanks Dale, I thought I caught a glimpse of an ohm/voltmeter in there. I was hoping WRV did not forget it. Your new picture is a great deal more pleasing to the eye. From what I have seen from you in the past I was in a state of shock!!!!!
Thank you for the clarification. Your new post is absolutely terrific. Beautiful job.
I noted your new gauges for the holding tanks. Did you change anything for the fuel tank as mine is something no one should have to endure. It thinks when you fill it that it should hop from full to empty quite continuously. I have checked all wiring and very much the grounds. Any suggestions?
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