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Old 07-01-2019, 11:52 AM   #1
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Can anyone help identify this wire?

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White wire under the bunkhouse slide. Not sure what it goes to and everything seems to be working normally. I have added 3 photos progressing closer to give an idea of where it is located. Anyone have any idea what this could possibly go to and if it is part of the 120V or 12V circuit?
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Old 07-01-2019, 11:58 AM   #2
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Its white so that should be 12 volt wire. Is there a traced color line on it or not. No traced could be a ground. What in your slide is 12 volt? You could test with a multi meter.
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Old 07-01-2019, 07:19 PM   #3
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Is there a lug in the vicinity of it that doesn't have a wire connected to it?
Is there another wire in the loom that's not connected to anything?
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:09 AM   #4
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Its white so that should be 12 volt wire. Is there a traced color line on it or not. No traced could be a ground. What in your slide is 12 volt? You could test with a multi meter.
YEs the slide is 12 volt, but does have 120 in some of the outlets, etc.
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:11 AM   #5
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Is there a lug in the vicinity of it that doesn't have a wire connected to it?
Is there another wire in the loom that's not connected to anything?
I wen't under and didn't see a lug. I was wondering if it was soldered to that plate just in front of it on the frame or perhaps there was a lug attached to it that came off. Strange that everything seems to be working with this random wire just hanging out.
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Old 07-02-2019, 10:39 AM   #6
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That wire end doesn't look like it's been soldered to anything. And the mfg's aren't known for soldering anything. :|

I'd look in the loom and see if it's mate is in there. If it is a ground then everything could still work through an unintentional ground even with that disconnected.

Keep in mind however, that it could have never been hooked to anything. Stranger things have happened.
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Old 07-02-2019, 10:57 AM   #7
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What does the white wire in the loom forward of it go to? Is the loose wire in that loom at any point?
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Old 07-02-2019, 11:04 AM   #8
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YEs the slide is 12 volt, but does have 120 in some of the outlets, etc.
I did not ask if your slide is 12 volt. Do you have any lights in your slide that are 12 volts?
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Old 07-02-2019, 11:07 AM   #9
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As others have said it would not be soldered. It would have a butt splice if connected to another wire or a ring terminal if it was to be connected on the L-bracket with the missing bolt in your 3rd picture. It is a heavy gauge wire so it might be a negative wire for the slide-out motor and 12vdc lights. The slide looks to be a Lippert Electric Through-Frame Slide Out.
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Thanks all, I looked under my other slides and it is in fact a ground wire that should be connected to the metal bracket. As you pointed out, the hole likely used to have a connector on it. The other slides have a similar bracket and another white wire that is connected to a connector in the screw. Just need to add a small extension, ring terminal and screw it in. I am really surprised these things don't fall apart going down the interstate.
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