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Old 11-25-2009, 06:24 PM   #1
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What is this red switch?

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 11-25-2009, 06:28 PM   #2
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hi todd

some1 will come along and provide the correct info,

but till they do...

lots of mystery knobsnlights on these things...

given the season, i'd suggest that when it POPS OUT...

the turkey is done...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f311...his-21132.html

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Old 11-25-2009, 06:38 PM   #3
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It appears that your moho has been retrofitted with the highly sought after passenger ejection seat. Use it wisely ! !

my moho has some extra switches also- get the meter going- maybe it works electric fuel pump?
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:44 PM   #4
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Anti-Evil Switch

I am not familiar with your Moho but it does not look like a factory switch.

Reminds me of a switch I had in my Westfalia. The Westfalia would occassionally stall and you could not get it started unless you waited hours.
I took it to a VW mechanic and lots of money later he told me the problem was the Westfalia "had evil in it", but he installed an "anti evil switch". What this did was shut off the fuel pump. When it stalled you turned the fuel pump off so the injectors would not flood the cylinders trying to restart.

I don't know what your switch is but it is probably not an automatic pilot.
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:47 PM   #5
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Doorgunner beat me to it! Definitely Navigator Ejection System......

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.....looks to be added by a PO


..You could always check the backside and trace the wire out, it may only have the front leg (power) attached
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:48 PM   #6
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You are a lucky man !!!
It appears that your moho has been retrofitted with the highly sought after passenger ejection seat. Use it wisely ! !

my moho has some extra switches also- get the meter going- maybe it works electric fuel pump?
Have fun !!
I'm afraid you are mistaken.

That is a stealth black tank dump device. Be sure to check if anyone is behind you before you activate it.
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I'm afraid you are mistaken.
Be sure to check if anyone is behind you before you activate it.
Gives road rage a whole new meaning
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adds new meaning to $hitty driving conditions.
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adds new meaning to $hitty driving conditions.
I'd be a real test for windshield wipers.

Make sure you don't use it when many motorcyclists in matching black leather vests are behind. you.
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There was an option in the 70s called a Thermosan. Pumped the black tank into the engine exhaust.
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There was an option in the 70s called a Thermosan. Pumped the black tank into the engine exhaust.
Just my luck. I'd get stuck behind that one in a traffic jam. Eewwwwww!
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Go ahead and flip the switch. If you hear a loud BOOM, do not do it again. LJH
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It switches your running gear in to the "Balanced Running gear mode"...
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if it was added on after the original build the wires should be fairly easy to trace. start there and if you don't find the end, post how far the search took you.
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