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Old 03-03-2018, 07:36 AM   #1
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Just got a recall notice on my 2017 Cherokee with faulty wiring. Is FR using qualified electricians when the wire the circuit panels on these trailers ? The recall is for two neutral wires, a 12ga and 14ga being terminated in the same slot on the neutral bar, which is a big NO-NO, as the different amperages carried by each can cause heat and an eventual electrical fire. I noticed this and corrected it two months after purchase of the trailer when we lost 90% of our electrical due to a neutral coming loose at a junction in the ceiling and I was testing the wiring trying to find the break. I figured the mistake was just whoever was building our trailer at the time. Little did I realize they were doing this to all those trailers.
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I doubt any qualified electrician would be working for the wages paid on the assembly line at a forest river factory.
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Just got a recall notice on my 2017 Cherokee with faulty wiring. Is FR using qualified electricians when the wire the circuit panels on these trailers ? The recall is for two neutral wires, a 12ga and 14ga being terminated in the same slot on the neutral bar, which is a big NO-NO, as the different amperages carried by each can cause heat and an eventual electrical fire. I noticed this and corrected it two months after purchase of the trailer when we lost 90% of our electrical due to a neutral coming loose at a junction in the ceiling and I was testing the wiring trying to find the break. I figured the mistake was just whoever was building our trailer at the time. Little did I realize they were doing this to all those trailers.

Amperage is not the problem. The problem is the difference in the gauge of the wire. That is the diameter. The screw will hit the 12 gauge wire and stop leaving the 14 gauge wire loose causing heat. No, there is no neal electricians working on RV's.
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