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Old 03-29-2007, 06:06 PM   #1
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My generator start switch is to the left of the steering column. It's great when driving but 'not good' in the morning when I have to crawl over the people in the hide a bed and jackknife sofa to start the genny so I can have my coffee. Any ever added a 2nd switch? I see on the Onan website, they now have a 'remote control to start the genny . Not cheap at $210 plus a Y connector which is probably expensive too. The only advantage this has for me is that I would'nt have to run the wires and install the new switch. Has Anyone did this?
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My generator start switch is to the left of the steering column. It's great when driving but 'not good' in the morning when I have to crawl over the people in the hide a bed and jackknife sofa to start the genny so I can have my coffee. Any ever added a 2nd switch? I see on the Onan website, they now have a 'remote control to start the genny . Not cheap at $210 plus a Y connector which is probably expensive too. The only advantage this has for me is that I would'nt have to run the wires and install the new switch. Has Anyone did this?
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:36 PM   #3
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No One has added a 2nd remote generator starting switch? Has anyone thought about or wished they had one in the hallway?
Well I bought a Onan Remote Control start today. Not exactly what I wanted but very easy to install. No running wires and making a new switch look nice. I hope it works. Had to buy a Y connector, $50 and the remote control and sending unit, $150 so it was pretty expensive, alot more than if I would have mounted a 2nd switch. This Onan remote control is pretty new so I'll let you guys know how easy or hard it is to install, ( altho it looks like a 'piece of cake') and how it works.
It was just kind of a pain climbing over the hide a bed to get to the left side of the steering column to start the genny.
Oh Gosh, another dang remote control to try not to lose.
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They make a device called a "Key finder" you can get at Sharper Image (among other places)

Stick one remote fob on each remote with glue and then you mounmt a box on the wall.. Press 1 for Awning remote 2 for front tv 3 for rear tv 4 for VCR 5 for DVD 6 for Radio 7 for antenna switch 8 for Generator or something like that
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Old 03-31-2007, 02:54 PM   #5
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I guess theres not much interest besides me for a 2nd remote generator starter but the Onans EC-15W was very easy to install and works great.
John-D that sounds like a good 'universal remote' for things that are already remote controled maybe but I guarantee you it won't work my awning or generator unless they are made to be remote control operated. That's a completely different product.
Do many Damons have wireless remote controled awnings and generators?
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Uh you got it wrong, the KeyFinder (I think they sell a version called a Remote Finder as well) is for finding the blasted remotes, not for controlling things, it's just a radio controlled beeper

They also make a cat finder.. I have one for one of my cats, same principle, Push the button and her coller Beeps at me making her easy to spot.
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Ooooh!, well I gotta get one those, then. Oh I'd probably lose it too
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speaking of remotes. We are heading out soon for our maiden voyage and where spending time in the coach to insure everything was just so. Mostly I was insureing that I knew how to work everything. Well to make a long story short I could not find the front tv remote and I know it worked with one during our pdi. 3 hours later I found it as it had fallen behind the vcr in the front right cabinet and somehow nestled below the wires. The things we do to wittle our time hehe
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One thing my wife did I approve of was put all the remotes in one place, every time, I can count on the remotes being there Makes a lot of money for my barber (since I don't pull my hair out looking for the (@*)#@)@(*#)@* REMOTE!
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I'm a bit confused. I can see the merits of having another remote switch. Isn't the switch just a momentary pushbutton that the operator has to 'hold' while the genny starts?? I think mine is that way. While I don't need to do it, I think adding another switch (momentary) in parallel would be simple to do and run the wire to the genny.??
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Yes , like you said, just run the wires parallel. Im sure I spent more money on the Y connector and the wireless remote control than I should have but it made it real easy.
When I asked about just wiring a 2nd switch in they said I could do it but do it past the remote connector where all 8 or so wires are white and I was afraid I might fry something. Even my factory remote switch is complicated with 8 wires going to 4 male connectors.
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Onan makes a remote retrofit kit. Check it out here. http://www.cumminsonan.com/rv/products/ec/
Here is another link that has them for sell.http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/o...mote-start.htm I believe you have to have that Y cable if you want to keep your existing start/stop. Not cheap, but pretty slick.
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That's exactly what I put in mine. Like you said it was'nt cheap, but it works great. I just keep the remote velcroed at the control station where the water pump switch, and etc.
I got tired of climbing over the hide a bed in the mornings to get the coffee brewing.
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