Hello everyone, I'm in need of suggestions on how to handle an electrical short. I bought my 2015 Coachmen 320bhds LE Freedom Express last year (picked up late March early April). We didn't do any traveling with it and mainly stayed at a seasonal spot from May til October and all was fine (except finding out how cheaply some things are made in the unit).
Well we brought it back home in October, winterized and covered, stayed pluged in 20amp plug all winter. Uncovered a few weeks ago, noticed red light at panel.
15amp fuse blown, tried refusing and blew instantly (no lights working in either slides, bunk house and dining/living room area). Called dealership and yes told not under warranty anymore and it will be an initial $120 to look into the problem.
Fortunately I did contact someone from Coachmen (FR) and he was somewhat helpful and letting me know where the electrical joints were located entering into the slides. And fortunately I work for a major power company and have very qualified electricians available to help me locate a short, that is located in middle slide. From LED light above couch to wall fixture between couch and dinette table.
Now the problem we have is how the wires are ran, seems to go from wall fixture up the wall into the ceiling and across the ceiling to the back of the cabinet. And then enters in a 1" space at bottom of cabinet to feed this light. There is no access points,other end of wire does not move when wiggled. No way to snake it at all.
We were able to get the bunkhouse lights back on and set that has a switch over dinette and the one over couch. Only 2 not working now, wall lamp and one over table.
Sorry for the long post, but hopefully I made it easy for you to understand, and would love any suggestions on getting this fixed. You can see that the fixtures hanging, is where the hot leg goes between those and has a short.