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Offline digger2

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interior safety switch on pop ups
« on: March 01, 2012, 09:36:57 PM »
 Howdy,
                OK,....When my wife and i bought our PU 2 years ago,it was new.I wanted no options but heat.
No refrigerator,no sink,no options at all but heat.Anyway,all they had on the dealers lot were models that had everything.So,to take advantage of the "sale" they were having,we took a loaded model anyway.
      So now i'm ripping out the stuff i dont want and modding it the way i wanted to in the first place.
The first thing i took out is the flip over sink.As is standard on a lot of PU's,there is a safety switch mounted
on the sink so when you flip it over to close up,it shuts the power off to the lights,preventing them from being left on possibly starting a fire.So,now heres my question.......................
            If a PU like mine is ordered WITHOUT the sink,where do they mount the safety switch???
Dont know if it matters or not,but its a 2010 Flagstaff.I'm open for any ideas as to where to put it.
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                             thanks,Digger2
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Re: interior safety switch on pop ups
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 10:02:47 PM »
The safety switch on the galley is a normally open switch (push the button,switch closes, contact made) but if you change it to a normally closed switch you could have the roof control it. Roof down, (button pushed, switch opens, no contact) or just bypass it .....
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Re: interior safety switch on pop ups
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 10:09:05 PM »
   Boy that was a quick reply.OK....so i guess i'd have to come up with a mount to install the switch so its "de activated" (open) as the roof comes down.I'm sure that would work,and thats probably how i'll end up doing it.I was just curious as to where the factory mounts them if you dont have a sink.
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Re: interior safety switch on pop ups
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 10:11:04 PM »
 I really dont want to bypass it for safety reasons.Sometimes i forget the most obvious things [:!]
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Re: interior safety switch on pop ups
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 10:15:38 PM »
Yea if you wanted to bypass it usually you would just need connect the two wires together
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Re: interior safety switch on pop ups
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 08:00:44 PM »
You can have it to were the roof come down and push the plunger down and cut's off the lights you might have to mount a plate on the roof to catch the plunger
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Re: interior safety switch on pop ups
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 08:26:30 PM »
 Thanks.Thats what i figured i'd do,activate/deactivate from the roof closing.When decent weather comes,i'll have to take a look at it.I dont want to bypass it or completely disconnect it...................digger2
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Re: interior safety switch on pop ups
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2012, 10:40:28 PM »
Thanks.Thats what i figured i'd do,activate/deactivate from the roof closing.When decent weather comes,i'll have to take a look at it.I dont want to bypass it or completely disconnect it...................digger2


Yea thats a good idea, in the photo below I installed a pressure switch for my radio install for when I flip the sink down to close it up it shuts off the power to the radio, for safety reasons, and no battery drain on sitting parked

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