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Old 04-22-2018, 08:12 PM   #1
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If I hadn't been on the coach today it would have burned to the ground. Check your seal around the cap. During a heavy rain water came in through a small crack then ran down wires onto one of the receptacles located in the entertainment compartment below causing it to short out and catch fire. Luckily as I stated... I was here and took quick action. Turning off main power. But that wasn't enough, the receptacle shown is powered by inverter.

Once that was shut down was able to smother the small blaze. My lil pet Twiggy was inside too... I thank God I was here.. my wife was out shopping. While you may think this is rare, it is not.. I've already survived a bus fire , I don't need another. CHECK YOUR SEALS.. THIS IS CRAZY!!!Click image for larger version

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Old 04-22-2018, 08:18 PM   #2
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Well that is frightening.. Glad you are okay and where there to catch it!
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:38 PM   #3
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Wow thankfully you and your pet are ok. Probably best your wife was not there and was out shopping. That is scary..
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Very scary.. I'm still in shock
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Old 04-22-2018, 09:59 PM   #5
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Are you still in the coach for the night? Didn't really know the extent of the damage or if they wife made you get a hotel for the night?
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Thatís disturbing, I wonder why a breaker didnít catch that? What is the location of the photo on your cap?
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Old 04-22-2018, 10:32 PM   #7
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Thatís disturbing, I wonder why a breaker didnít catch that? What is the location of the photo on your cap?
I asked the same thing of an electrician I know... he said, ya ever heard of GFI .. well if they ain't GFI... There gonna fry when wet. The stuff that goes on in building these coaches are not regulated by codes. He went on with his comments about wiring and... well I'll leave it there. He doesn't care much for the standards in the industry... says it's a joke.. his opinion not mine. However, i agree in certain areas for sure.
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Thatís disturbing, I wonder why a breaker didnít catch that? What is the location of the photo on your cap?
A breaker will not trip until there is a short from hot to ground or neutral. The burning insulation may burn back neutral and ground wires and short them out but that will not trip a breaker. Only hot to ground or neutral will trip the breaker. A lot of plastic can burn before that happens.
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A breaker will not trip until there is a short from hot to ground or neutral. The burning insulation may burn back neutral and ground wires and short them out but that will not trip a breaker. Only hot to ground or neutral will trip the breaker. A lot of plastic can burn before that happens.
A lot of plastics will burn along with wood, insulation and other flamilble materials... don't underestimate the lethal process ... it can go guick.. in a blink of an eye... ARE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY PREPARED...
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Are you still in the coach for the night? Didn't really know the extent of the damage or if they wife made you get a hotel for the night?
Yes I did repair. Aired coach out good, cleaned out leaky seal resealed with urethane. Cut wires back to good copper reconnected using water proof twist connectors and tucked away nicely. I will not reinstall another receptacle as it was not needed in my case. All cleaned up, back in service.

Today I'm resealing the other side which appears to have the same problem. They look good until you get close. And, if the rain is coming in just right as it was in my case... water will find its way in and land where the path takes it. The factory may want to consider butyl tape in between as apposed to nothing other than just sealer that fails in a short period of time.

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