what is this switch???

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  1. agilityeye

    agilityeye Read Only Funster

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    as you start to entre the rv just above the first inner step there is a small switch on the left with on/off
    anybody any ideas what it could do???
    i know its not the step courtesy light or the step but it must be something around there
    Ian
     
  2. Bryan

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    Battery disconnect switch?
    Step switch (keeps step out when ignition off)?
     
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    l am with bryan, step switch:Smile:
     
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    switch

    dont know about on your rv but on my compass a switch in that position turns on or off all of the 12 volt.
     
  5. olley

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    My two in that position are Battery disconnect and locker lights.

    Olley
     
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    I would say either step switch, or could even be light switch - some have a lower switch to turn the lights off once you have disembarked.
     
  7. agilityeye

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    been out and had a play
    its to stop the step going in and out automaticaly
    thanks for all the pointers
    glad i have sorted it out as the step doesnt go all the way in on the auto part and it needs to be adjusted somehow but for now i will manualy hold it up with something
     
  8. olley

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    Hi if its an Atwood step it works on load sensing, if the mechanism is a bit stiff or you where to pull the step as it tried to close it will stop. I think its not only so they don't need limit switches but its also a safety feature.

    Olley
     
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