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Old 10-17-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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12v light with timer

If you want a timer for the 115v lights in your stick house you can find dozens from many different stores. I want something similar for my MH that runs on 12v. It would be nice to have something that makes people think the MH is occupied when it isn't. I must be looking in the wrong places because I can't seem to find anything. Any ideas?
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:58 PM   #2
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Amazon.com: 12 volt timer

I do not know if you deal with Amazon... I have not tried any.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:19 PM   #3
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Amazon.com: 12 volt timer

I do not know if you deal with Amazon... I have not tried any.
If I ever go broke, Amazon will go broke! However looking through those timers I couldn't find any that were suitable. Most have a motor control with various speed settings for deer feeders. Others are 115v meant to control a 12v circuit. All I want is a simple timer that will provide a simple on/off control.
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grafxman.....This one looks promising... 12 volt timer
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I had a custom van with no keyholes as to protect the paint. I left the radio on very low ALL the time I had it and no one ever tried the door handles. Never locked it for 9 years.
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Besides used to open chicken coop doors, there are 12 v timers used for game feeders, fish feeders, etc. They all seem pretty pricey just for a light in the RV. Here's an item on ebay that sounds like it would do what you want, and only $7.23!!

New LCD Digital Power Programmable Electronic Timer AC 12V 16A Time Relay Switch | eBay
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Besides used to open chicken coop doors, there are 12 v timers used for game feeders, fish feeders, etc. They all seem pretty pricey just for a light in the RV. Here's an item on ebay that sounds like it would do what you want, and only $7.23!!

New LCD Digital Power Programmable Electronic Timer AC 12V 16A Time Relay Switch | eBay
The price is right. It's now on order. Thanks a lot. I was hoping someone here had already resolved this situation with a simple solution. On the other hand the longer I own a MH the more I realize that nothing is simple.
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grafxman.....This one looks promising... 12 volt timer
It might work but it would be about $55 so that's a little steep. Thanks anyway.
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I had a custom van with no keyholes as to protect the paint. I left the radio on very low ALL the time I had it and no one ever tried the door handles. Never locked it for 9 years.
Unfortunately I would soon have a dead battery if I did that. A previous owner installed a megawatt custom radio/stereo system that, believe or not, is too loud to turn up all the way while playing the William Tell and the 1812. It consumes gobs of power. On the other hand, a battery operated radio might be a good bet. Thanks for the idea.
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