Unidentified object

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Canuck

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Jul 20, 2021
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Hi ya,

2003 Monaco Diplomat

Just purchased recently.
When I looked under the hood of generator(Onan 7500 watt) I noticed the gizmo in the picture.

I has a little crank on it & it marked with the word 'retracts

Just curios as to what it is.

Thank in advance
 

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Someday Came

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Location
Texas
RV Year
2015
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Newmar
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Ventana
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44
TOW/TOAD
2013 Ford Explorer
Fulltimer
No
Here my guess.

Looks like a trouble light to me. If you flip the switch does the clear part light up? if so my guess is the clear part will come out of the housing to allow you to get light in other areas. Turning the crank will retract the light cord.
 

PdMeehan

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St. Augustine, FL
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Newmar
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2020 Lincoln Nautilus
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No
Yes a trouble light. Not very bright and the cord is not very long.
 

GypsyR

Just Idling Around
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1993
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Newmar
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Kountry Aire
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38 feet
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Matrix
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No
That style of "trouble light" was a somewhat popular optional accessory under the hood on 1980's Chevy and Ford trucks. The idea being you can unclip it and reel the cord out to shine the light on a particular part of the engine. The cords were never long enough to do anything else. There was a time where I just had to have one on my truck. Unfortunately the promise never held up to reality. In all truth we are better served these days by even the cheapest of LED flashlights.
The "retract" is the direction to wind the card back in. The light just pulls out.
 
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