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My switches on the switch up front (propane cover) are upside down, you push the top side of the switch to go down and the bottom of the switch to go up. This makes no sense to me unless I turn my head upside down when using them, I would think I need to reverse the switches so up is up and down is down, are your that way, or not.

 

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13 minutes ago, Trainman said:

My switches on the switch up front (propane cover) are upside down, you push the top side of the switch to go down and the bottom of the switch to go up. This makes no sense to me unless I turn my head upside down when using them, I would think I need to reverse the switches so up is up and down is down, are your that way, or not.

 

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Mine are the same.  I press the top of the switch to make the trailer go up and I push the bottom of the switch to make the trailer go down.  Makes perfect sense!    Mike

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Yes, Trainman, I too originally thought that they were installed upside down.  But, then, it was explained to me that I should think about it in terms of the direction I want the front of the trailer to go (i.e. not think in terms of which direction I wanted the jack foot to go).

So - what Mike said!

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17 minutes ago, Trainman said:

My switches on the switch up front (propane cover) are upside down,

Have to agree. Mine are the same way. I still think of them as being upside down. But, we do understand what an 'engineer' must have been thinking. Push the button up and the trailer goes up. Push the button down and the trailer goes down. I would have preferred it the other way, but have just never thought about taking the time to pull out and flip over. Guess I should label them?

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3 minutes ago, Mainiac said:

Guess I should label them?

 

No - someone out there wants you to simply change the way YOU think 😜 to match the way THEY think.

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1 minute ago, topgun2 said:

No - someone out there wants you to simply change the way YOU think 😜

Nope..too old to worry about what others should think what I should think. I got to label them for me. Just going to put an arrow on the switch. My instinct is to push them the wrong way at the first of the season, unless I hear the "clicking"...

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Well I think I will reverse mine, for my age I need up to be up and down to be down. It looks like a 3 min. job, but from my experience these days it will probably take every tool I own and half the day to do the job. Plus for the wife it needs to simple, having to go and explain the operation will just not be worth explaining it. 

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After four camping seasons I still get the direction wrong the first few times I use the jacks. After that my mind accepts that “Up” means “Trailer Go Up”. Which really does make sense, especially for the rear ones where you cannot see them moving. And for clueless owners who don’t know better.   😀  For the tongue it is harder to accept because you are watching the ram come down. I guess I could rewire just the tongue switch, that would make things really interesting....

I too find that stuff just takes a whole lot longer to accomplish than it used to, in say 1990. I mentally think “1 hour to do this... no worries!.” -  it usually takes me half a day or more. And I have to watch closely for mistakes that would never happened long ago. There is a reason old people retire from working.....

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With regards to the time it takes to complete jobs -

I like to think that after all those years when I simply didn't have the time to do things the way I knew they should be done, I now have the time to really do it "right".  So what if it takes me a day (or two or three) to do it?  So what if I have to wait until I have the chance to get that exact correct part or shrink tubing or glue or varnish or sandpaper or ....  ?  

My days of doing things in a hurry are over - unless I'm preparing to get on the road with my Ollie.  And even then I start planning just as soon as I can for the next trip so I don't have to rush when the time comes.  To me, this is one of the real joys of retirement.

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Just swap sides with the middle two wires. 

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Find something else to worry about - I have to mentally reset every time - If I reversed the action - I'd still have to adjust.  Oh look- there's  squirrel. Wait, no...

 

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3 hours ago, Landrover said:

I actually get more confused with the outside hot water heater switch is Off up or down?

LOL, it makes no sense, the switch is bass ackwards..... in the USA up is usually ON for a toggle switch. But the Suburban switch is actually labeled the other way, so they did it on purpose. The very first week I had the trailer I wrote down the correct direction. You certainly cannot see the switch itself without bending way over and looking under the box. This is a really good example of a dumb design.

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John Davies

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Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

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