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Old 09-30-2016, 09:34 AM   #1
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Where does this wire go???

Ok 28dbud owners, I have a 2016 model. Under the camper at the front inside frame (just behind the battery) this brown wire that is bolted to the frame (I'm assuming it's a ground) was loose on my camper. I can't figure out what it's supposed to go to. Any info would be great, I'm having some other intermittent electrical issues, not sure if this is my problem.
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Old 09-30-2016, 09:53 AM   #2
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A picture sure would help folks to see exactly what's going on with your wiring. Without a pic, I'm wondering if there is a mechanical connector in the wire or the tongue where the wire might have once been attached?
Also, is the wire sleeving stripped back an inch or so that would allow a mechanical/electrical connection? Are there any clamp marks on the wire?
As you can see, unless someone has your exact RV, it's pretty hard to guess what's going on.
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Old 09-30-2016, 10:05 AM   #3
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I thought i had attached a photo. Any pointers on how to do that, too lol. The end of the wite is trimmed back and looks like it may have been connected
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Old 09-30-2016, 10:21 AM   #4
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If it is connected to the FRAME it is a GROUND. If you have a meter measure it from the plus to the screw in the frame with the wire. Get 12v it's a ground...
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Old 09-30-2016, 11:47 AM   #5
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So you're saying that one end IS connected to the frame and the other end is stripped, but hanging loose?
Can you tell what gauge wire it is? (large, small, in between.)
Is it long enough to reach the battery?

Is your intermittent electrical issues 12 volt or 120 volt related?
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Old 09-30-2016, 12:59 PM   #6
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It's a small braided wire brown wire. I'm not sure if it would reach battery. It def was hooked to something. There's an electric junction box close under there, I opened it but can't see anything obvious that it would have came from there. My issues are 12v, power awning, power slide and power stab jacks won't work. Battery seems to be charged, unplug from shore power and batt level shows full and lights still work. If i hook my 7way from truck it will work these items. Most of the time when this problem happens I can plug in 7way and they start back working even when I unplug 7way. Yesterday they stopped working while i was moving slide and wouldn't work unless 7way is plugged in.
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Old 09-30-2016, 01:08 PM   #7
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I've tried posting a picture. I can't figure it out. Can yall tell me how?
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To post a picture, do not use the "Quick Reply" option. Instead use the "Post Reply" button, which is directly under the last post. There is a header, below where you type, which is titled "Additional Options." In there is a button titled "Manage Attachments." That is what you press to attach an image.

I hope that helps.
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Old 09-30-2016, 02:58 PM   #9
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Usually, if a wire is secured to the trailer frame via clamps or straps, it has to do with the actual trailer wiring. The wire hanging may be a brake wire. Brake wires are usually left hanging down by the manufacturer and when you drive over some brush or sticks it can get snagged and pulled loose. I've seen it happen.

Good luck
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Old 09-30-2016, 03:26 PM   #10
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Thanks. That got it. Hope this helps, it's a little dark. It's the wire in top left of photo.
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