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Old 11-26-2009, 07:13 AM   #15
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Proper labeling is SO important these days.

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Old 11-26-2009, 08:18 AM   #16
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I also had a humorous reply planned but it seems a bunch of the local comedians beat me to it.

I had a similar switch below the generator switch on the dash of Airstream One. I didn't seem to to anything or go anywhere so I used it as the power switch for the rear view camera.

Whatever you do just don't throw the switch while driving.... you never know, it might be the emergency wheel removal switch. You don't want a gear up landing if you can avoid it.
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:26 AM   #17
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The po of my Argosy put in an extra horn At least when I pushed the unknown button something happened.He must have been a city driver The horn is located under the sink on the drivers side .Figure he must have used it for changing lanes.
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Old 11-26-2009, 01:23 PM   #18
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I have a 1978 28' Argosy motorhome that has been a pleasure to own! We have had it for just under a year. We have figured out most of its quirks, but a few things remain a mystery. One of the items on the list is a red toggle switch that is to the right of the ignition and to the left of the a/c toggle switch. It lights up when you flip it, but it doesn't seem to do anything. Anyone have any idea what it may do? Also there is a pull that says heater on it that is next to the window on the passenger side. I can heat a damper move when it pushes in or pulls out, but the manual has not info on what it does in either position. Thanks in advance for the help!
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Old 11-26-2009, 01:37 PM   #19
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There was an option in the 70s called a Thermosan. Pumped the black tank into the engine exhaust.
Actually there was such a thing according to a friend of mine. He told me it incinerated the solids and worked quite well. I believe he had one on a step van he lived in in the early 70's in Alaska.

This switch, however, opens the stick with rope attached storage compartment. For further info check:

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Old 12-02-2009, 06:25 AM   #20
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Proper labeling is SO important these days.
Mistral, thanks for bringing back the memories! I was 9 years old in 1966 and watched all of the Batman shows!

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Old 12-02-2009, 06:29 AM   #21
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I have a 1978 28' Argosy motorhome that has been a pleasure to own! We have had it for just under a year. We have figured out most of its quirks, but a few things remain a mystery. One of the items on the list is a red toggle switch that is to the right of the ignition and to the left of the a/c toggle switch. It lights up when you flip it, but it doesn't seem to do anything. Anyone have any idea what it may do? Also there is a pull that says heater on it that is next to the window on the passenger side. I can heat a damper move when it pushes in or pulls out, but the manual has not info on what it does in either position. Thanks in advance for the help!
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Todd,

I can think of a couple of different possibilities. It could be your electric fuel pump as others have suggested or it could be your fuel tank diverter valve if you have dual tanks. Our 1974 20' Argosy MH has dual tanks and has a switch added on the dash. The tank appears to have been added by Airstream but the switch on the dash had no labels on it.

Definitely let us know what it is when you figure it out!

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There was an option in the 70s called a Thermosan. Pumped the black tank into the engine exhaust.
I've heard that a diesel being run on cooking oil smells like french fries. Wonder what this would've...Oh never mind

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Old 12-04-2009, 07:19 AM   #24
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Check the front bumper for old fog light mounts/holes.
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I installed a similar switch on my last mh to turn off the radio as it's memory stayed active and drained battery when in long term storage, two weeks ;-(
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:25 AM   #26
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Check the front bumper for old fog light mounts/holes.
That would be my guess as well. Our "new" Suburban had those holes and that switch.
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:03 AM   #27
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Did the PO install one of these?
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red switches make things go BOOM...yellow ones make things eject!
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