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Old 07-18-2016, 12:15 PM   #1
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Looking for generator dash switch cover

As the title says, I'm looking for a replacement cover for our generator dash switch. The tabs that attach the cover to the switch have given way, and while I can still use the switch, it will no longer stay attached.

I do have a spare AUX switch on our dashboard that I can steal the cover from, but would prefer to find a replacement for this broken one.

I called Visone RV as they have a lot of National RV Parts - I ordered some side molding from them last year. But man, they certainly get a hefty price for parts. They won't sell just the cover - ok I get it, but for a used switch they want $55 plus shipping.

Anyone have any idea who the manufacturer of these switches is, or even better, have a spare switch laying around that you need to part with for a fair price?





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Carling switch is the mfg, try eBay or

https://otrattw.net/Contura-II-III/
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Carling switch is the mfg, try eBay or

https://otrattw.net/Contura-II-III/
Thanks Ransil ... you are awesome

Replacement cover from Carling, $3 plus shipping
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Received our replacement rocker cover today. While OTRATTW did not have the white switch with the lighting bolt on it, they did have a red switch. So I ordered the red generator switch and a blank white one.

Total cost: $8.25 with shipping

$1.50 for the white blank, $3.50 for the red with lightning bolt.

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Carling switch is the mfg, try eBay or

https://otrattw.net/Contura-II-III/
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This is more for people doing a significant restoration or improvement of the dash, but I found Rocker Switch Pros on a boat forum:

https://rockerswitchpros.com

The switch bodies on our '04 TropiCal are finished similarly to the switch bodies on that site, so the Custom Actuator, with laser "engraved" images and text on the rocker, should work. Our OEM rockers are quite rectangular, while the CA rockers are tapered a bit at each end. More of the switch body will show, but the top of the body appears to have a decent finish.

This is much more expensive than a replacement rocker from Carling, but if your labels for each switch have rubbed off like on our RV, changing out the entire dash would probably turn out better than new.
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This is more for people doing a significant restoration or improvement of the dash, but I found Rocker Switch Pros on a boat forum:

https://rockerswitchpros.com

The switch bodies on our '04 TropiCal are finished similarly to the switch bodies on that site, so the Custom Actuator, with laser "engraved" images and text on the rocker, should work. Our OEM rockers are quite rectangular, while the CA rockers are tapered a bit at each end. More of the switch body will show, but the top of the body appears to have a decent finish.

This is much more expensive than a replacement rocker from Carling, but if your labels for each switch have rubbed off like on our RV, changing out the entire dash would probably turn out better than new.
Oh thanks .. now you have me designing custom Actuators for all the switches on my dash

Seriously though, nice find.
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