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Old 01-17-2012, 09:32 PM   #1
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Updates to lighting and A/c vents

Over the weekend I disconnected or took out 70' worth of rope lighting that was installed by the P.O. or their contractor, whoever installed it should be smacked upside the head!

No wonder the 15 amp switches were about to burn the thing to the ground! Why would anyone calling themselves an RV tech put that many lights on such a small circuit?

When I used to turn them on the switch would begin to heat up and get VERY warm to the touch. I left two six foot strips over the bath area and all of the ones that were installed on the upper cabs by the factory. Now there is no heat coming from the new switch I had to install.

The second no-no was that they removed what I believe was the a/c diverter that should have been in the center duct work when all the lighting was changed. My DW complained LOUDLY while in Fresno on business that the bedroom didn't get any cold air even though the a/c was left on for a few hours at a time. Now I think I know why!! The main a/c duct that comes up behind the counter is split in half and I believe one half goes to the front and the other half towards the back. I made some makeshift diverters out of card board and my handy duct tape to re-direct the air flow to the bedroom, this is bound to gain me a few brownie points and a reward from DW LOL, LOL Anyway a few more things down and of course some more to go. I love tinkering with my rig. I will try and post a pic or two later.

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Old 01-19-2012, 11:21 AM   #2
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Good grief! Glad you got that overloaded light switch taken care of...how scary. I think we all love tinkering with our rigs!! It seems to go with the territory.
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:51 AM   #3
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Glad you got your overload problem fixed.

I'm a big fan of indirect rope lighting and have installed about 80' inside and out on my rig... but I ran them off of six different circuits!

Good luck.

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