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Old 05-30-2015, 07:59 AM   #1
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What the heck is this?

New to RVing, just bought a one owner, 2010 Forest River Surveyor 302 Rear Lounge, and this is mounted on the right side of the tongue. Not sure what it is (CW salesman, techs) didnt know either, but I supect it to ve a photo cell for mabe turning awning lights on at dusk??
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Old 05-30-2015, 08:07 AM   #2
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Appears to be an adjustable 120v AC LED floodlight attached to a 120v outdoor plug-in box.

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Old 05-30-2015, 08:09 AM   #3
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That looks like a custom made switched duplex outlet. Switched by photo detector to come on at dark. Just plug the pigtail plug into another extension cord from a constant on power source and viola, you have you under rig mouse scare lights no muss, no fuss every night. What do you think?
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Old 05-30-2015, 08:26 AM   #4
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Humm may be a flood light, I was thinking a photocell dusk-dawn switch. If so I could plug in awning lights/led lights to this and they would come on at dusk, as long as the on switch on the light is on, right?
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Old 05-30-2015, 10:24 AM   #5
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Yup, if the box is plugged into shore or generator power the receptacles will become live at dusk.

plug it in,

hook up a volt meter to the receptacles during day and check for no reading of voltage.

cover the photo sensor and see if it reads hot.

or plug a light in and wait for night time...
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Old 05-30-2015, 10:31 AM   #6
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Custom rock guard; for the sensor; specialty controlled lighting , obvious that the first owner had a plan and knew how to carry it out.
Surprise is that he didn't grab it off the RV when he traded.
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wow, this is cool. I have been trying to figure out how to power LED or Rope lites not from the Trailer power plug but rather from the pedestal. this gets the power draw moved from the trailer to the pedestal (so it doesn't eat into my 30 amps). I just need to figure out how to mount rope lites or LED lights and connect them to this plug.
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bjlakatos I saw something, may have been on here, that a guy just slides his led strip directly into the awning roller slot, and just leaves them there and rollsup awning as usual .
You can get hooks, rope light channels, that fit into the roller slot at Camping World.
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That would give you a switched outlet, that could be connected to the CG pedestal, and be totally independent of the camper electrics. You could switch power on and off to the outlets, by simply sliding the cover off of the photo cell.
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Ill vheck it out tomorrow, and let ya know what I discover
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I like the photocell idea for lights at dusk. I have a box of them in the garage. I found them at Home depot about 10 years ago. They were getting rid of them for .01 ... yes 1 cent. The guy said they were last year model.

I have them on the house, but never thought about the trailer.

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