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Old 11-23-2011, 07:00 PM   #1
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Lights in basement

We have a 2009 DSDP. None of the lights in the bays work. Is there a fuse or switch I am not aware of? Thanks.........
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:57 PM   #2
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We have a 2009 DSDP. None of the lights in the bays work. Is there a fuse or switch I am not aware of? Thanks.........
There should be a switch near the door labeled "Cargo Lights". It has to be for the lights in the bays to work.
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When we ordered our present 2002 DSDP I ordered a dash mounted cut off switch. I think the newer units come that way. I never use mine now. Seems it was always off when I was outside and needed the light. I just leave it on now.
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Mine is on the passenger console by the entry door labeled bay lights.
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Thanks everyone for the information. This is our first motor home and have a lot to learn. We love our new "second home"........
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Harry, we have all been there. I had the same issue. There will be others.
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Welcome to the forum & irv2 HarrysRV.
Here are a couple of links in case you need them brochure and Owners Guide.
Congrats with your Newmar safe travels any questions just fire away plenty of help here.
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Hi HarrysRV,
Welcome to iRV2 and the Newmar family. I leave all the individual basement light switches in the "on" position. This allow me to control the basement lights from a single switch near the entry door.
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Be careful with those basement lights and use the cutoff switch if you have it!

We came close to having a fire when one of our lights got accidentally switched on and was pushed up against stuff loaded in the storage bay (I'm sure no one else has things stuffed tightly in their basements ). Fortunately the item being heated smoldered but did not ignite. We don't have a cutoff switch so I removed all the bulbs until I could convert them to LEDs.
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Thanks everyone for the information. This is our first motor home and have a lot to learn. We love our new "second home"........
Harry, I knew the answer because I asked the same question previously.
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Be careful with those basement lights and use the cutoff switch if you have it!

We came close to having a fire when one of our lights got accidentally switched on and was pushed up against stuff loaded in the storage bay (I'm sure no one else has things stuffed tightly in their basements ). Fortunately the item being heated smoldered but did not ignite. We don't have a cutoff switch so I removed all the bulbs until I could convert them to LEDs.
Excellent point. I keep all the lights in the bays switched on so I can simply hit the switch by the entry door and light up all the bays at once. Based on this post I may need to rethink that decision. I'm not that good at remembering to turn off lights when done with them.
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Excellent point. I keep all the lights in the bays switched on so I can simply hit the switch by the entry door and light up all the bays at once. Based on this post I may need to rethink that decision. I'm not that good at remembering to turn off lights when done with them.
My Switch. Y the door has a bright red indicator light it is on. Hard to miss.43
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I think that I may replace the Factory Switch with one that shows a Light when in the On position!
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Now thats a good idea Rob. If I had one thats what I would do only way I know if one was left on was at night, may have something to add in spring, like the idea of a switch with LED.
Have to put on list with mid-ship clearance and directional lights.
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