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Old 01-18-2011, 08:54 AM   #1
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A Switch with no apparent function

I need a bit of help from someone who knows what this particular switch is for. Our trailer is a 1997 Excella 1000 34', and the switch panel in question is located just inside the entry door on the back of the dinette just above the Propane detector. It looks like this:



The switch on the far right, marked High Off Low, does not appear to have any function in our trailer. Is it for the valance lights on a Limited Model? We do not have those on our Excella. As a follow on question if it is for valance lights, where would the wires be located in the wall, so that we could install some? We have the valance above the curbside and streetside windows, just no lights.

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Old 01-18-2011, 10:15 AM   #2
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Hi Aviator I can't help you exactly with the switch but to me it looks like a fan control switch. My 73 excella has valance lighting and the wiring comes into the valances from inside the end cap. I hope this helps you.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:57 PM   #3
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Thanks, Wasagachris. I do have a Fantastic fan in the front as well as a fan over the cooktop and the switch doesn't control either of those. With the '97 we don't have an end cap like yours. There are two cabinets above the front windows, but I can't find any wiring in that area. I suspect it is inside the wall near the side window valances, but not sure where.
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:30 PM   #4
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:53 PM   #5
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Does the hood over your range have a fan?
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Does the hood over your range have a fan?
You know I would expect more from a master poster like you, especially now that your'e on the mod squad.
Thanks, Wasagachris. I do have a Fantastic fan in the front as well as a fan over the cooktop and the switch doesn't control either of those.
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My situation

My '89 MH has a similar switch in the same spot. There are 5 flourescent light fixtures running down the length of ceiling from front to back. All fixtures have a switch on them. With the door switch on low, the 2nd fixture from front will come on assuming it's switch is on. With the door switch on high, both 1st & 2nd fixtures will come on assuming their switches are on. The door switch is kinda like a master switch for these 2 fixtures. Are there any lights that don't work when you have the door switch turned off? Don't forget to check exterior lights as well. It may be a master switch for step(low) & scare(high) lights.

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Please stop randomly flicking that switch .....your turning my office lights on and off....


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Good one Shane.

All the lights inside and outside the trailer are controlled by other switches. I do not have any fluorescent lights at all in the trailer. I am suspecting it is a switch for just such lights which I have seen mounted above the window valances on some other trailers. If it is indeed a switch for that, I would be interested in installing some LED or other lights up there if I can find out where the wires exit the wall. I am unwilling to randomly drill holes looking for them.
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