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Old 03-17-2016, 05:01 PM   #1
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Poor workmanship or are they all like this???

Hello, is this poor workmanship or are they are built with these battery/power tongue jack and whatever else is tied into here relays mounted on the front of the frame?? Tell me what you think after looking at this picture and what has everyone done to clean this crap up:



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Old 03-17-2016, 05:11 PM   #2
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Hello, is this poor workmanship or are they are built with these battery/power tongue jack and whatever else is tied into here relays mounted on the front of the frame?? Tell me what you think after looking at this picture and what has everyone done to clean this crap up:



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I have to call "popcorn" on this.
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Old 03-17-2016, 05:29 PM   #3
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I think, vulnerable. To weather, road debris and the kids. Not good. Not sure what is on each side of that mess, but some type of cover/protector should have been used.
I do not yet own a FR trailer. But from what I am reading they are supposed to be one of the best. But they obviously did not do their "best" on that wiring.
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Old 03-17-2016, 05:50 PM   #4
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Typical of all RVs................................... please pass the popcorn............

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schmol,

My first mistake on a social forum was to go to the wall about something I did not understand. Since this is all read as you post, you may miss-read/miss-lead as to the intention or tone of the a statement.

Please provide more information (your profile is blank). As this is your first post and put up pictures of a wild collection of connections that look bad. (from what?) Give members a chance to investigate and share. I am sure that this does meet the smell test but you might want invite considered comment.

Ask here, we are consumers not salesmen. Some smart folks will go way out for you...
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Old 03-17-2016, 06:23 PM   #6
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schmol,

My first mistake on a social forum was to go to the wall about something I did not understand. Since this is all read as you post, you may miss-read/miss-lead as to the intention or tone of the a statement.

Please provide more information (your profile is blank). As this is your first post and put up pictures of a wild collection of connections that look bad. (from what?) Give members a chance to investigate and share. I am sure that this does meet the smell test but you might want invite considered comment.

Ask here, we are consumers not salesmen. Some smart folks will go way out for you...
Wobbles, the last line of the OP says "2016 Coachmen Freedom Express 246RKS". Does that help?
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schmol,

My first mistake on a social forum was to go to the wall about something I did not understand. Since this is all read as you post, you may miss-read/miss-lead as to the intention or tone of the a statement.

Please provide more information (your profile is blank). As this is your first post and put up pictures of a wild collection of connections that look bad. (from what?) Give members a chance to investigate and share. I am sure that this does meet the smell test but you might want invite considered comment.

Ask here, we are consumers not salesmen. Some smart folks will go way out for you...
No problem, not my first trip to the social forum rodeo and I dont easily get offended, takes a lot to get me there

the picture is of the front frame rail of my 2016 Coachmen Freedom Express right behind the battery. it looks like they used 2 very cheap 20amp automatic relays to get 40amp protection and then ran the power tongue jack's power lead and it looks like the leads to the slide out to these relays.

these connectors are open to the weather and will be corroded off by this time next year if not sooner if not attended to. I just wanted to know if anyone has this awesome setup on the front of their campers.

thinking of redoing it all with a nice waterproof 50 amp manual circuit breaker(High Amp Circuit Breaker - 50 Amp - Transportation Safety Technologies | AW Direct) and putting it in a outdoor GFCI box in case I have to reset it.

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Wobbles, the last line of the OP says "2016 Coachmen Freedom Express 246RKS". Does that help?
Thanks Mr. Dan, I am my own example.
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Yes, it does look like a DIY job - Not a professional job.

What lurks under may be a lot worse - and dangerous, if it's like mine:






2 examples of wires just sitting on top of the thin edge of the frame. Given some time and the vibration and wind whipping, it's sure to rub the insulation off and short circuit to the frame. Would not be fun when the blue wire in the lower photo shorts. It's for the electric brakes.

What is really dumb is that at other points the wires are properly run through an insulating bushing. See below:



This proves that someone knows how to do it properly, but is not consistent.

I suggest that anyone reading this take a look under their unit and look for similar dangers. Grounds for a recall, IMO.


I repaired this flaw by encasing the wires inside 1/2 inch poly tubing:

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They build them fast and if lasts 1 year, its your problem...
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