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Old 04-08-2020, 12:37 PM   #1
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Illuminated entrance grab bar ?

On my 19 Outlaw 38MB the data sheet shows an illuminated entrance handle and there is a grab bar by entry door with a clear tube like middle section. Iíve never seen it illuminated and can not find a label with a on/off switch. Any one know how this operates on this coach? What controls it? Thanks Iím sure Iím missing something simple
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Old 04-08-2020, 12:40 PM   #2
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It might just turn on with the exterior lighting. (Awning or Outside Entrance...)
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Old 04-08-2020, 12:47 PM   #3
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Thanks Bob that’s what I thought IF that’s what indeed turns “it” on and it’s not working then I could assume the light is inop but I’m hoping to find out definitely what controls this light....no instructions about operation that I can find...
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Old 04-08-2020, 02:48 PM   #4
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It could also be a case of "Thor reserves the rights to change the specs without notice" and you don't have an illuminated grab bar.

The grab bar on my Challenger was clear and not illuminated in any way.
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Old 04-08-2020, 03:05 PM   #5
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It's some easy screws, easily accessible.
Take it off and there's a bulb in the handle... Or there isn't.
This small labor could certainly go a long way toward your search.
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Old 04-08-2020, 03:55 PM   #6
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It's some easy screws, easily accessible.
Take it off and there's a bulb in the handle... Or there isn't.
This small labor could certainly go a long way toward your search.
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It could also be a case of "Thor reserves the rights to change the specs without notice" and you don't have an illuminated grab bar.

The grab bar on my Challenger was clear and not illuminated in any way.

Well there is that I’ll let ya know.
Similar deal with my 2018 Jayco Octane 222 . There was a switch that as far as anyone could tell did nothing. Checking the back of switch there were wires connected but no label on switch. I sent for schematic from Jayco and found out the switch was was for the fuel station porch light mounted on side.
No light was installed, other 222’s had the light and that switch controlled it.
The dilemma was what if a hole is cut into side and there are NO wires behind ?
Needless to say I let it go..

The option data card for my 2019 Outlaw 38MB shows illuminated handle so I guess I’ll dismantle and see what’s what...
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Old 04-10-2020, 09:11 PM   #7
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ďOptionalĒ thatís a tricky word. To
me that means if the guy whoís task it was that week felt like wiring it or not. 🤣
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Old 04-10-2020, 10:29 PM   #8
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That’s the thing now it’s NOT an illuminated handle ,but the data sheet said it is.
I’m NOT the original owner I bought it with less then 5k miles off a trade he made at my non Thor dealer. That is something that is moot at this point as warrantee is over.
It will cost me 60 bucks if I wanted a light....That’s on the back burner now since I’ve discovered that a safety recall with the Firefly multiplex and the resulting ghost slide operation - extending all by themselves- from over a year ago was never done.
The good news is Firefly’s customer service has been fantastic -thanks Jerry Maurer- he has put me on the trail to get Thor to complete the recall reprogramming. So far so good but the service appointment is a month out .Luckily auto slid deployments are not going to be a problem as coach is at my house and plenty of clearance and shore power on.... although the first time it occurred it was spooky needless to say.
Loving the the Outlaw either way..... can’t wait for social distancing to ease up so I can get some real social distance
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Old 04-10-2020, 11:44 PM   #9
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That’s the thing now it’s NOT an illuminated handle ,but the data sheet said it is.
I’m NOT the original owner I bought it with less then 5k miles off a trade he made at my non Thor dealer. That is something that is moot at this point as warrantee is over.
It will cost me 60 bucks if I wanted a light....That’s on the back burner now since I’ve discovered that a safety recall with the Firefly multiplex and the resulting ghost slide operation - extending all by themselves- from over a year ago was never done.
The good news is Firefly’s customer service has been fantastic -thanks Jerry Maurer- he has put me on the trail to get Thor to complete the recall reprogramming. So far so good but the service appointment is a month out .Luckily auto slid deployments are not going to be a problem as coach is at my house and plenty of clearance and shore power on.... although the first time it occurred it was spooky needless to say.
Loving the the Outlaw either way..... can’t wait for social distancing to ease up so I can get some real social distance
What data sheet are you referring to? If that is the build sheet that lists components just because something is listed doesn't mean it is installed. Those build sheets are often generic and used for an entire line or class of RV. If it doesn't list macro level data such as model, part no or serial number it's not installed.
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Old 04-11-2020, 01:00 AM   #10
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Ya could be .....but no way for me to find out for sure. I have found all other options as listed but like you know RV means random variations.....
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Old 04-11-2020, 01:32 AM   #11
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I have one too and it has never worked nor have I disassembled it to see if wiring was there or if the bulb was defective.
DW said it's probably like the oposite of the light inside a refrigerator. Works when nobody is looking!
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Old 04-11-2020, 10:12 PM   #12
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My handle illuminates when the door Awning light is on and also when the patio lights are on

It will also illuminate when you use the key pad or fob
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Old 04-11-2020, 10:17 PM   #13
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I have one on my 29h Unscrewed it last year and there was no light inside.
It is one of those things that I thought about getting a led and wire it but camping and riding keeps getting in the way.
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Old 04-11-2020, 10:30 PM   #14
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I wonder if the “replacement“ led light they sell can be retrofitted to the unlit model the wiring looks pretty simple at least on my application.
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Old 04-11-2020, 11:15 PM   #15
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I replaced mine with something far better after it broke and offered to kill someone.
The black part of your handle is hollow and will hold just about any light you'd want it to.
I considered using a solar powered unit so it was always on, but had no draw from the rv.
Then mine broke.
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https://www.thorforums.com/forums/sh...&postcount=210

The links are to post 203 and 210 in my build thread.
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Old 04-12-2020, 12:01 AM   #16
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Thanks for the info
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Old 04-15-2020, 04:44 PM   #17
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On my 19 Outlaw 38MB the data sheet shows an illuminated entrance handle and there is a grab bar by entry door with a clear tube like middle section. Iíve never seen it illuminated and can not find a label with a on/off switch. Any one know how this operates on this coach? What controls it? Thanks Iím sure Iím missing something simple
I own an 18 37rb outlaw and my bar is not illuminated. Must have been a new upgrade in the 19 model.
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Gee... I just carry a flashlight...
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Old 04-15-2020, 06:34 PM   #19
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Found this on Amazon for my ACE 30.1 (ITC (86430-LED ASSEM-DB Cool White Replacement LED Light Assembly for IllumaGrip Handles)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 04-15-2020, 07:12 PM   #20
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Found this on Amazon for my ACE 30.1 (ITC (86430-LED ASSEM-DB Cool White Replacement LED Light Assembly for IllumaGrip Handles)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
That should do the trick!
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