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Old 07-23-2007, 07:10 PM   #1
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I don't drive my MH much at night..A couple weeks ago I was driving from Phoenix Az. on I-10 to L.A. and it got to be night fall before I got to my destination...I was not able to see where my transmission switch was and I needed to search or it. Has anyone else had this problem? If you have did you solve it? and how? It seemed to me that the switches were in the dark..

Also my head lites sucked is this something I need to just get used to? Or is there a fix?

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I don't drive my MH much at night..A couple weeks ago I was driving from Phoenix Az. on I-10 to L.A. and it got to be night fall before I got to my destination...I was not able to see where my transmission switch was and I needed to search or it. Has anyone else had this problem? If you have did you solve it? and how? It seemed to me that the switches were in the dark..

Also my head lites sucked is this something I need to just get used to? Or is there a fix?

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Old 07-24-2007, 06:03 AM   #3
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Lee, I linked your post to the Workhorse forum for more visibility.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Route 66:
Lee, I linked your post to the Workhorse forum for more visibility. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>This gotta be a headlight joke.
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Old 07-24-2007, 07:08 AM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LeeB:
Also my head lites sucked is this something I need to just get used to? Or is there a fix? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Lee, Check for obscured or opaque lenses ?? My lenses are clear. I seemed to have read something about that lately.

About the transmission switch - the location should be second nature. Pretend you're Stevie Wonder OR just use the "Force" and reach out and put your finger on the switch. Believe me it's going to be in the same place whether or not it's night or day!
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I seem to remember many years ago when I drove my motorhome in the dark that I had a hard time finding the light switch and transmission switch, they are not lighted. Also the headlights did nothing. I later found out that the headlights were shining in the trees, not adjusted right.
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Old 07-24-2007, 03:53 PM   #7
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Ha ha ha ha comedians thats all I got was a comedian.

Only kidding your so right about doing the Stevie Wonder trick and it worked Until I tried to look out the windshield.

Actually I was wondering if anyone had installed some kind of light over the switches maybe a red or blue soft light of some kind. Something that didn't glare back at you.

I need to take my MH out at night somewhere and adjust the head lights.... Any pointers on how they adjust?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LeeB:
I need to take my MH out at night somewhere and adjust the head lights.... Any pointers on how they adjust? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Lee, oemtech just posted that information. Take a look around.
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DriVer ol Buddy ol Pal...I found oemtech's post on headlights he and I have different MH's... I took some pictures of my headlights from the back and am going to try and post them.....

Never mind it will not let download my pictures (it says they are to big)... I need to learn how to post pictures.......


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Lee,

This should probably go in the tech section:

1) Get a copy IrfanView and IrfanView Plugins - both free.
2) Resize the images to about 600x800 and when you save them as a jpg reduce the resolution to about 75%. This will drop the say 300k to probably less than 100k.
3) Now get a login to the photo side of IRV2.
4) Now upload the photos
5) Once appoved you can view the photos.
6) Bring up the photo you want to post, right click on the photo and click on copy image location.
7) Now in your post click the photo icon, paste the location in the box and click ok.
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Assuming your headlight lens are clear and they are aimed properly you may not be getting full voltage to them as the pwer goes through the headlight switch. i would install some relays so that the power comes directly from the battery. You can learn all about relays and available kits HERE.

As for the dash switches... I would look at adding a led to the switch or to the dash just above/below the switch. You can get 12 volt LEDs at Radio Shack or most any other electronics store.
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Hey Lee, I got the perfect solution to all the above mentioned problems...Don't drive at night! Heck, I don't even know if my lights work.
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Hey Lee.....I had the same problem with my 2004 Kountry Star.....Had to drive with high beams in order to see, other wise I was ovrdriving my ability to see down the road far enought to be safe at night.... I installed a pair of 80 watt bulbs on the low beam side and fixed my problem

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Yeh I need to find a dark wall I can use to see if they are adjusted right. I have a feeling they are set to wide. Not cross eyed
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