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Old 08-20-2016, 05:43 PM   #1
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Outside Door hand grip??

Friends,

We have a new to us 2015 Itasca Sunova. We are wondering if the outside handgrip next to the door is supposed to be illuminated. Our previous coaches of this caliber had illuminate grips, this one has white strips in it but no illumination.

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Old 08-20-2016, 06:30 PM   #2
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No, doesn't come that way but you can add illumination rather easily if you like.

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Old 08-20-2016, 07:39 PM   #3
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I saw a thread on here where you can add an LED light in the upper chrome section of the handle that illuminates the handle.
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Old 08-21-2016, 07:24 AM   #4
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To paraphrase a local car dealer "ARE YOU KIDDING ME". We have the deeply cheapened Forza and opted for the $1680.00 loft bed, you don't even get a ladder to access it!!!

We're talking Winnebago here not some other low class manufacturer who includes such options. We also "assumed" the handle would be lighted on such a coach.........Nah!!
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Old 08-21-2016, 11:35 AM   #5
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To paraphrase a local car dealer "ARE YOU KIDDING ME". We have the deeply cheapened Forza and opted for the $1680.00 loft bed, you don't even get a ladder to access it!!!

We're talking Winnebago here not some other low class manufacturer who includes such options. We also "assumed" the handle would be lighted on such a coach.........Nah!!
Wow, this is the 4th thread I have read in the last few minutes that you slam Winnebago! Life is short - sell it and move on so the rest of us can enjoy ours!
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Old 08-21-2016, 01:36 PM   #6
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Friends,

We have a new to us 2015 Itasca Sunova. We are wondering if the outside handgrip next to the door is supposed to be illuminated. Our previous coaches of this caliber had illuminate grips, this one has white strips in it but no illumination.

Thanks,

Dave
Here's the thread on the lighted grab handle. You'll notice that the owners who are installing the light in the handle have different models of Winnebago coaches and also have coaches from various manufacturers.

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f101/ligh...ar-234168.html
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Just for sake of information, our grab handle which is like yours I think, illuminates in two ways........when I use the unlock button on key fob (electric locks) it lights up for about 20 seconds along with the porch light above entry door. The second is when using the porch light switch, again both the handle and light above entry door are illuminated.

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Old 08-21-2016, 10:21 PM   #8
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Wow, this is the 4th thread I have read in the last few minutes that you slam Winnebago! Life is short - sell it and move on so the rest of us can enjoy ours!
Yeah what he said. If you hate Winnebago so much then go to Fleetwood or someone else who will make you feel good about their low end products.
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Wow, this is the 4th thread I have read in the last few minutes that you slam Winnebago! Life is short - sell it and move on so the rest of us can enjoy ours!
I agree. You purchased an entry level diesel coach. As such by definition it isn't going to have all the bells and whistles of the top of the line models. The options and amenities you seem to be seeking are available. If they are really what you want step up and purchase the coach that has them.
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:19 AM   #10
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2014 Itasca Suncruiser 32H. I think we have the same handle as you do and it doesn't light up though it looks like it should. I wanted to upgrade until I found out how much it would cost. Then I lost interest and put the $$$ towards adding nice window awnings. Boy, there are some nasty people out there don't take it personally.
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Just for sake of information, our grab handle which is like yours I think, illuminates in two ways........when I use the unlock button on key fob (electric locks) it lights up for about 20 seconds along with the porch light above entry door. The second is when using the porch light switch, again both the handle and light above entry door are illuminated.

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Curious, does your handle have wording on it? Itasca? Ellipse? If it said Itasca I might look for one to replace mine. I would have mine working just like yours, whenever the overhead porch light is on including from the key fob.
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Curious, does your handle have wording on it? Itasca? Ellipse? If it said Itasca I might look for one to replace mine. I would have mine working just like yours, whenever the overhead porch light is on including from the key fob.
Hey Brad,
Mine says Itasca on it. The lights inside it look like thin rods pencil lead in diameter more or less. I'll take a photo or two of it in the daylight tomorrow and post it here for you.

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Hey Brad,
Mine says Itasca on it. The lights inside it look like thin rods pencil lead in diameter more or less. I'll take a photo or two of it in the daylight tomorrow and post it here for you.

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Ah super thanks!
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Interesting - I found this link that lets you have your handle engraved

- Acrylic Handle Replacement For Lighted Grab Handles - Price: $12.20 - Factory RV Surplus - 1611 W Bristol St, Elkhart, IN 46514 (800) 325-1461 (574) 262-3327
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