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Post by Welchbess on Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:47 pm

We've just bought a Winchcombe Motorhome (lovely) but cannot work out how to switch off the small round light on the left as you enter through the habitation door. Any clues please ??
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Post by moggyminor1966 on Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:49 pm

Welchbess wrote:We've just bought a Winchcombe Motorhome (lovely) but cannot work out how to switch off the small round light on the left as you enter through the habitation door. Any clues please ??
If it is a Lumo light like on our Nuevo you just push it in the middle. Took me a while to work it out!
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:06 pm

Is it one of these Lumo lights? [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Mine is the Eyelite, press the lens for on/off.

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Post by stoneb on Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:07 pm

Welcome to the A/S Winchcombe lineup Welchbess. You've got a super vehicle for your travels, though it's unlikely to be fault free.

I recommend you check the overcab roof window in case you're another victim of the "screws coming through the roof gelcoat brigade" (see other posts on this forum). There are other items. I'm open to a PM if you prefer.

Well done and thank you Ploughlin for identifying the Lumo Eyelite. It certainly is that model. I don't use ours, and I don't think it runs an led lamp. I suppose it might be convertible though.

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:11 pm

It is a 5W Wedge Based bulb. Considering its use a the step, not worth converting to LED. Can be used a reading light so might make sense then.

Most of the lights in AS MH of that era are Lumo. Do they still use them?

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Post by stoneb on Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:12 pm

Indeed they do, Peter. I looked at Lumo website as per your detail above. 

I recognise models Lily and Coronet. A similar, but smaller, oval one is above the kitchen worktop, but I didn't see this on the Lumo website. A fixed-in-place, non rotating Rotolite is fixed to the top of the bulkhead, at the top rear off the cab, also. 

All lights are sensibly placed, with switches facing precisely where they need to be. A/S have done an excellent job on the lighting setup, and as for the strip lighting over the living area cabinets (as per AutoTrail?) Wow! Beautiful!

PS. On the Sargent control panel above the habitation door is a switch that purports to dim/brighten the lights. Being LEDs they do not dim. Before anybody points out that led dimmers exist, they aren't fitted here, I checked with Mark on a visit to A/S, Willersey.

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Post by inspiredron on Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:57 am

The strange thing about that light is that it is permanently live. It would make far more sense to wire it in parallelwith the awning lightwhich can be configured within the EM50 module to come on when the van is unlocked. Mark tells me that it is possibleto run a wire from the EM50 to enable that.

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Post by Jaytee on Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:00 am

Well I will be blowed. Only had the van for two years and didn't know that was a push switched light confused3 They do say you learn something every day so yet another thanks to ASOF allthumbz

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:39 am

inspiredron,

Probably easier to interrupt the feed to the awning light to get a controlled supply the step light. At 5w I am sure the wiring can cope.

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Post by Welchbess on Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:22 pm

Thanks to all for the benefit of your knowledge, whoopee success. Such a simple solution, but not in the autosleeper handbook.  up!
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Post by inspiredron on Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:03 pm

Welchbess wrote:Thanks to all for the benefit of your knowledge, whoopee success. Such a simple solution, but not in the autosleeper handbook.  up!
It is in my 2012 Nuevo handbook! But I had problems thd first time we went to bed in our van!

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Post by stoneb on Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:19 pm

Now, now, inspiredron, too much information! What goes on in the privacy of the four walls of your MH is between you and your good lady. We don't need to know! Good luck to you though. Thanks for telling us about your handbook.

Regards, Barry.
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Post by inspiredron on Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:05 pm

PLOUGHLIN wrote:inspiredron,

Probably easier to interrupt the feed to the awning light to get a controlled supply the step light. At 5w I am sure the wiring can cope.
Try finding the awning light wire! I think it goes up and over rather than down and under! Mark reckoned it would be easier to run a feed from the EM50. I asked about it because, as I recall, the wiring diagram in my manual shows awning and step lights having tha same feed - ergo if awning light is switched on (via jumper in EM50) then so should step light - but it does not. If you do run an extra wire from the EM50 it needs a diode to stop the step light switch on the lens feeding power back to the awning light.  I decided that the step light was not that important!  I also used it as a convenient power source for the cooling fan for my fridge - with an extra fuse of course. allthumbz

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:57 pm

Probably easier to find in my Gloucester, I think it is all in the wardrobe. The EM50 is on the other side of the van and getting a wire from there to the step light would be fun.

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Post by inspiredron on Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:46 pm

PLOUGHLIN wrote:Probably easier to find in my Gloucester, I think it is all in the wardrobe. The EM50 is on the other side of the van and getting a wire from there to the step light would be fun.
Ditto - it would have to go underneath!

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:04 pm

There is a wire pathway between the front seat under the floor covering, that might be useful to get a cross the van.

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Post by inspiredron on Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:43 pm

PLOUGHLIN wrote:There is a wire pathway between the front seat under the floor covering, that might be useful to get a cross the van.
Nice one - had not spotted that!
Current project is to wire a small solar panel into the EC328 on a fly lead so that I can perch it under the Heki during layup.  I think that the wiring into the EC328 is all there in th eharness but taped up. Have asked Sargent the question.

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Post by Pete Taylor on Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:25 pm

Heck- I used to be an electrical design engineer... I'd be tempted to get one of those stick-on hooks and a torch with a string loop positioned near the door.  winks

I love Peter L's suggestion of using it as a reading light but stretching out on the floor, twisting thro' 90 degrees and putting a book in the step-well might be OK for yoga-fans but not for me. lol4

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:34 pm

Fool, not the actual step light. hugegrins

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Post by CJ1949 on Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:24 pm

We are thinking of buying a new Winchcombe
Are there any common problems we need to look out for?
Is Marquis Dealers ok ?
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