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Old 08-31-2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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Moving Propane switch in an Extended model

Hello, I found Gerald's excellent guide for moving the propane switch but mine is an extended and I have a wardrobe closet between the instrument panel and the bathroom. I was curious if anyone else has fished the 10 gauge wire back there and if it is difficult?

I'm almost tempted to relocate the inside switch to the rear wheel well and just remove the cup older to flip it from the inside. It's only a few feet straight up from the current location outside. But it would look cleaner in the instrument panel. Getting lazy so thought I would see what others with an extended had done.

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Old 08-31-2013, 11:00 PM   #2
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The wardrobe is also in my model between the instrument panel and shower. Just remove the screws from the top materials and pushing it down and out of the way so you an thread it to the corner of the shower.

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I'm taking a slightly different approach. As delivered to me, my Interstate had two banks of three switches mounted just inside the sliding door (on the forward side of the shower/lav module) and one of the switch positions was blank. So I purchased another matching rocker switch to mount in the blank position; this one will be used for the propane shut off. I will be doing the wiring in a couple of weeks when I travel from AK to OR to do some Interstate projects.
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As delivered to me, my Interstate had two banks of three switches mounted just inside the sliding door (on the forward side of the shower/lav module) and one of the switch positions was blank.
Scratching the itch of curiosity, which switch do you not have? On mine, the six switches, left to right as you look at them, are:
1 - Exterior light
2 - Step lock (wired backwards, up = off)
3 - Tank heaters (switch is lighted red when on)
4 - Courtesy lights (step light and floor-level night light by the LPG detector)
5 - Bathroom light
6 - Main interior lights
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I'm missing #2. I rigged a simple non-elegant mechanical defeat on the plunger switch that detects door open/closed. I have it defeated almost all the time to save wear & tear on the motor & mechanism. Reasoning; I'm only 72 and I might need the step when I get old
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I was curious if anyone else has fished the 10 gauge wire back there and if it is difficult?

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Why 10 gauge wire? I think the propane valve only draws about 1 amp.
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Why 10 gauge wire? I think the propane valve only draws about 1 amp.
Slightly less. Usage is 18 amps in 24 hours, or thereabouts.
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Slightly less. Usage is 18 amps in 24 hours, or thereabouts.
3/4 amp rounds to 1 amp.
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Re. the wire size question; 16 ga would be more than ample. 10 ga is a serious overkill!
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Re. the wire size question; 16 ga would be more than ample. 10 ga is a serious overkill!
My point exactly.
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I was just going from the instructions in the guide where it says to use 10 gauge. Good to know I can get away with 16 gauge since that will be cheaper and much easier to work with.

Thanks for pointing this out everyone.

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I was just going from the instructions in the guide where it says to use 10 gauge. Good to know I can get away with 16 gauge since that will be cheaper and much easier to work with.

Thanks for pointing this out everyone.

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I used 10 ga as instructed. Besides, it was easier to push down behind the shower
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I was just going from the instructions in the guide where it says to use 10 gauge. Good to know I can get away with 16 gauge since that will be cheaper and much easier to work with.

Thanks for pointing this out everyone.

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What instructions? In what guide? I thought we we just talking about adding a switch?
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What instructions? In what guide? I thought we we just talking about adding a switch?
One of the forum members posted some instructions on how he did it over on the Yahoo version of this forum. Its complete with pictures and narrative.
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