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Old 10-10-2012, 04:28 PM   #1
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What is this switch for?

Hello Everyone,
Hope you are not tired of me yet. But I got another question for you all.

On the wall separating the dining area from the bath, there is a red switch that illuminates red when switched on. I have no Idea what it does.

I have included a pick of the switch; it is the one at the very bottom below the thermostat.

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Bathroom light?
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Not the bath Light. I thought that too.

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The bathroom light has a switch on it. Try turning the bathroom light on with it's own switch and then flip the red switch... It's meant to let you know if someone is already in the bathroom...
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With the bathroom light on, if you flip the switch nothing happens. So are you saying that the switch is just an indicator that the bathroom is occupied and the switch does not control anything?
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With the bathroom light on, if you flip the switch nothing happens. So are you saying that the switch is just an indicator that the bathroom is occupied and the switch does not control anything?
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Hi Tom,

No, it certainly should operate a light.

What I would do- make sure you are plugged in to some sort of shore power (even just a simple extension cord with adapter is fine for this).

Then go inside and turn on EVERY single ceiling light. Make sure to do all bathroom lights, including the one in the shower (just for reassurance sake). Also turn that switch on so it lights up red.

Then turn the switch off. It should turn some light off somewhere.

Then you can go turn off all the other lights.

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Jon,

Thanks for the help. I will try that tomorrow night and post my findings.

Every time I flip the switch and nothing happens, in the back of my mind I keep thinking that some guy in Siberia is wondering why the light in his camper bathroom keeps going on and off. Then eventually he will figure it out before me and send me a letter that says "QUIT IT"!

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Well,

The mystery is alive and well. I turned every light on in and out of the camper and not one light is switched off by it.

Gonna try and contact the prior owner and see if they can tell me.

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Hmm, that's really weird. I wonder if someone re-wired it then, but I can't imagine why. One last thing I can think of, what about the fan in the bathroom vent? I can't imagine it works that, but Sunline did put switches on those fans in the later trailers (along with a light switch though). Mine are right next to each other, in the same little junction box thing.
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Might it be an add-on, Hold tank heater would need an indicator that its on.
does the battery lights dim while it's on?
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Our fifth wheel has that exact same switch. It's on the wall, by the shower. Turning it on will turn on the light in the restroom. Our F-311 and T-320 also had the same switch and they also turned on the bathroom light. It was kinda confusing, when I first tried it... I had turned off the light, using the switch on the light itself.... Once I figured it out, no more problem...
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I was going to say the same thing as WASA, maybe an added switch for a holding tank heater since you tried all the lights.
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It's not the hot water heater is it? Maybe even an extra one?
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It has been a couple of years since we sold the 2363...but I believe on our trailer, it worked an electric heating element in the water heater.
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Thanks for all the replies, sorry it took so long getting back. I was in the Tennessee mountains riding my bike. No phone, email, work or Internet. Almost as good as camping.

Anyway, I tried the fan and thats not it. I also checked the water heater and didn't see an ac element. I will try and look for the fresh water tank heater this weekend and let you know what I find. Not really sure where or what to look for. Any suggestions?

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AND THE WINNER IS: DRUMMMMMMMMMM ROLLLLLLLL.

CLUELESS CAMPERS!!!!!! Appears that they are not so clueless after all. Do you think that I can to borrow your name for a while.

Well the wire was disconnected in the ceiling and wrapped up with electrical tape. I pulled the switch off the wall and tugged lightly on the orange wire and listened for the direction it was routed in as it pulled from the hole. It went directly to the light in the bath. Sunline Fan also had it right that it was rewired. Not sure why though.

I included some pics for reference. Notice how clean the hole in the bath ceiling was cut (NOT! I think they must have lost their hole saw and used a hammer )

Thank you everyone for all your help,
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Awesome! Every Sunline built over like the last twenty years or so had this exact switch, always just to the right of the bathroom door, for the overhead bathroom light. If it wasn't hooked up for that, then someone did something with it, which is exactly the case here. Not sure why someone would want to disconnect it, but at least they left it all in tact where you could hook it up again.

It's very possible the ceiling hole was smaller to begin with, and someone made it larger. You could always pull another light down just to see how that one is set up. Just don't do the shower one in case it's sealed for waterproofing.
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Hi
I just baught a used 1999 Sunline T1950 and the couple I baught it from, didn't know what the switch was for. There must be someone out there with a manual that explains the mystery of the switch. I turned it on, the switch turns on red but what it does ?
I would appreciate the help from anyone, please!
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Hi Oldray,

First welcome to Sunline Owners Club and congrats on your Sunline.

I doubt we will find this mystery lighted switch in a manual. The Sunline manuals we have seen never went into that type of detail.

Can you describe where in your 1950 the switch is located, or even better post a picture?

Hope this helps

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Thanks for your reply
I hesitated before becoming a member because I was afraid it was a gimmick but now I realize it is a real club.
The switch in question is located outside the bathroom near the sink, same as the members with the same problem. I wonder if we could find someone who worked for the Sunline factory, especially an electricien.
Thanks again for your reply, it is realy appreciated.
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