Jayco Swan Campervan

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 19:44
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Hi I have just bought a 1995 Jayco Swan campervan, the previous owner didn't know much about it. Near the door there is a sticker saying that the 12v switch must be turned off when lowering the van. Can anybody tell me where this switch is located.
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Reply By: gba1063 - Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 20:38

Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 20:38
You need to unplug the 12v plug for the roof lights, usually near the sink.

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Follow Up By: gba1063 - Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 20:43

Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 20:43
must learn to spell my own name LOL

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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 20:52

Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 20:52
We used to have a Jayswan with a similar warning.
If the ceiling lights were accidently left on and they were an oyster type fitting with an incandescent 40w globe and when the roof is lowered the lights come in contact with the mattress the built up heat will burn a hole in the mattress. This happened to us.
The remedy for me was to put a momentary switch on the side where the ceiling wiring goes through that pocket in in the canvas so that when the roof came down and contacted the top edge of the camper body the power to the lights would be cut.
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Reply By: DesF - Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 20:02

Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 20:02
Hi I have a Jayco Eagle 1993 model and it has a contact switch, like a car door switch, mounted about halfway along the drivers side upper section and when you shut the unit it contacts the bottom and open the switch , thus isolating the roof lights 12v, handy if you leave it switched on accidently, which is easy to do if you are in a park using 240v and some times switch on the wrong switch,
when I am only doing park trips I remove the 12v globes as well, only a minute job, but as the wife say's " belt and braces" thats me ,
Cheers Des.
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Follow Up By: PeterMitch - Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 11:24

Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 11:24
Thanks for the reply, how is your 12v system set up.
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Follow Up By: DesF - Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 16:43

Sunday, Jun 28, 2009 at 16:43
Hi, As we don't use 12v much when travelling I just use the 12v to operate the fridge when on the road, it is only wired thru the trailer plug but has very heavy wire, I ran a heavy wire from the battery with it's own fuse and have 2 outlets in the Pajero to run the Engel and the drill to wind the legs, also the UHF is on that as well so it stays on when the key is off
.I don't think the 12v is as good as mains or gas , but it keeps things cold as you are not opening it,
Cheers Des.
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