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Old 09-16-2012, 09:11 PM   #1
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Thumbs down electric brakes cable routing danger

I just brought my new R-POD home. I love it. BUT, as I crawled under the frame to check things out I noticed what I consider an accident waiting to happen. The electric brake wiring on both sides, instead of being tucked safely above the axle, was routed down and under the axle. one side was actually tyewrapped under and across a 1/4 " plate mounting bracket. Needless to say, any contact with an object on or off road would result in a cut or snagged wire and loss of one or both trailer brakes. I have to question the logic in running the wires this way as it would have been just as easy to do it right. I didn't have the proper crimp connectors or crimper to make the corrections, so I tyewrapped the wires as high and out of the way as I could. I will take the unit back to the dealer and have them correct this when I get the chance.


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Old 10-08-2012, 07:06 PM   #2
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Kinda an old thread but I'd thought i would toss in my 2 cents. First week I had the camper (2012 271bhss) I dressed all under carriage wiring in the plastic lume and tied up anything that didn't need to be flapping around. It was a good time also to check to make sure all the thru floor connections where sealed from the elements as well. I never had a brake wire or what not break because of this. I have however had the wind blow out the expando foam they use to seal around gas lines during a rainy trip once. Found the puddle that night when we shut down. That's why I always carry a tube of rtv silicone now.

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