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RV Steps Light

April 19, 2012
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When returning to our coach late in the evening, the two lower foldout steps are illuminated by the amber light that comes on when the entry door is open. The top three steps inside the entry are not lit. I bought a small amber marker light at an auto-parts store and installed it on the second step inside and connected the wires to the light behind the lower two steps. Now all five steps are illuminated when the entry door is open.

When I adjust my motorhome’s steering wheel to a comfortable position, the wheel blocks the view of the turn-signal lights in the dashboard. I purchased two small lights at an auto-parts store and installed them in the upper corners of the dash and connected them to the existing turn-signal wires.

After buying a cover for our motorhome, and hearing lots of stories about how covers get destroyed on various sharp parts of a motor­home, I started looking for something that would help keep the cover from tearing. I found some inexpensive foam kneepads with elastic straps at a home-improvement store. I use them on areas like the awning ends, wiper blade arms, generator and the engine exhaust pipe.

– Donald Schultz | North Royalton, Ohio


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