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Repositioning Water Pump Switch/LED in the Head...


MAX Burner

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Problem:  We've had our OTT for several months now, and still getting used to the "in's and out's" of the rig.  One item that's been bugging us is that there wasn't a way to energize the water pump when occupying the head.  WHAT?  

Background:  So, the PO decided to remove the "cubby" shelf under the bathroom sink which housed the factory WP switch and LED and replaced it with a 2-dog marine-grade hatch to access space in the forward area under the sink for additional storage.  I get that, 100%.  However, they didn't (for unknown reasons) reposition the switch/LED before completing their mod.  This was either an oversight, or running out of time, or outside their wheelhouse, or... whatever, it doesn't really matter.  There's a modification project that's hatching here.

After rooting around (with my vintage 6-foot frame) on the shower pan looking into the forward-most storage void, lo and behold, the WP switch AND LED wires were found wrapped-up and tucked away.  The 5 wire-bundle of switch/LED circuits were fully intact and operational.  Whew! Right?

Fix:  Ok!  Let's figure out a logical placement of this, what we consider, a non-trivial feature to have working correctly in a proper RV head.  I decided to reach out to a couple members for their thoughts (many thanks to JD and Geronimo John) - another huge benefit of the OTT Forum.  Several ideas surfaced to include repositioning the switch/LED on the upper bath cabinet near the existing light switch or on the port side of the sink cabinet.  

We opted for the side of the sink cabinet.  Below are some pix of the repositioning modification we knocked-out yesterday:

1. Carefully measured, marked, pilot-drilled, and drilled switch hole:

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2. We chose the area below the TP Compartment because it would seem to give more "anti-water intrusion protection" than the space above the TP holder.

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3. Measured, marked and drilled LED hole:

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4. Used a couple drops of Gorilla Instant Glue for the LED mounting placement.  After glue cured, applied clear silicone to provide additional water resistance:

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5.  Let there be light...

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The rubber-booted "marine-grade" switch should be fine in this environment and away from a direct shot from the shower head much like its original factory position in the upper area of the cubby shelf.

We debated actually posting this to the Ollie-World because it would seem to us that it's a "one-of-a-kind" modification.  However, if anyone else out there has a similar situation, hopefully this may be of help.  At least for now, we'll no longer be stranded in the head during one of those middle of the night "needs" without being able to flush...

Cheers!

 

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Nice mod. 

In our vintage 2008, we don't have a water pump switch in the bath. Then again, in an Elite I, you can "almost" reach the main switch from the bath.

I think Oliver started installing the bath switch because several owners modded theirs, as you did.

Good on you for using a marine grade, booted switch, and I really like the protected placement. 😃

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17 hours ago, SeaDawg said:

Nice mod. 

In our vintage 2008, we don't have a water pump switch in the bath. Then again, in an Elite I, you can "almost" reach the main switch from the bath.

I think Oliver started installing the bath switch because several owners modded theirs, as you did.

Good on you for using a marine grade, booted switch, and I really like the protected placement. 😃

We have a 2022 and it has a pump switch under the sink and use it all the time. Now if we could only turn off the curb side out door lighting it would be great.

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2 hours ago, Bill and Nancy said:

Now if we could only turn off the curb side out door lighting it would be great.

Where there is the will there is a way. 😇

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22 hours ago, MAX Burner said:

the PO decided to remove the "cubby" shelf under the bathroom sink which housed the factory WP switch and LED and replaced it with a 2-dog marine-grade hatch to access space in the forward area under the sink for additional storage.

If I recall, JD super insulated the space under the sink as part of his winter hardening of his OE2.  That project combined with adding access would open up the space for storage.  Could you post some pic's under a net thread on how to do so?    

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Nice work Max! Mod On Brother! 👍🏻😊 Let there be water!

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