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Old 08-16-2015, 06:20 PM   #1
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Lexington GTS switch question

I just purchased a 2007 Lexington 255D GTS from an estate and did not recieve any manuals. There is a switch near floor level at the entrance door that I can't find a use for. It looks like a regular house light switch. Does anyone have an idea of it's function?

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Often a 120 v switch is used to turn on the electric element in the water heater. It also could be a switch for an engine block heater. Those are just my guesses.


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In that location, I would guess it's the switch for your house battery, or for the ceiling light closest to the door. Do you hear a click, when you try the switch ?
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Probably the switch for the exterior light by the door.
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You might ask on this forum for Lexingtons, Here's a switch someone wondered about, turned out to be mirror heater switch. It's a 12 v switch.
What does this switch do? - Forest River Forums

I forgot to mention that if the switch in your case is for an electric element for the water heater, it should only be turned on when the water heater is filled with water. The element will burn out if tank is empty.

To use a 120 v light switch to power a 12 v function (ceiling light, porch light) would be a modification by a previous owner, I've not seen such installations by a manufacturer. A battery isolation switch would be a momentary switch to trigger a solenoid.

Here's a link to the 2015 owner's manual, perhaps it contains information you can use:

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