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Old 06-22-2014, 10:15 PM   #11
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I'd be reporting this to the NHTSA how many units are on the road that are assembled like this, this is a major safety issue.
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:18 PM   #12
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Being an electrical genius I would have thought you would know.
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The slide switch fouled out and the + and - inside contacted. Thus the circuit completed. The short stopper is in place to prevent what happened next and was miswired. But u knew that already since your the genius you are.
It was a tongue in cheek comment. Timex was just trying to bring a little humor with his ironic post, which was actually a self- deprecating statement.

I got a chuckle out of it, as everyone else should, as that's how it was intended since he was being sarcastic about himself. It's all good.
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:31 PM   #13
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So this STILL begs the question...was this just some idiot newbie at the FR assembly plant or do we have a really serious issue here?
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:37 PM   #14
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My neighbor 3 doors down bought a Tracer just like mine, he's pulling his apart to check as we speak. I'll post the findings
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:38 PM   #15
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DDC thanks, all are ok and no the warranty ended 3 months ago. (Imagine that right!?)
Does negligence have an end date? The factory needs to get in line to help you!
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:52 AM   #16
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This issue is serious enough that I would go back to FR with it. How's your relationship with the dealer? If they're a good dealer they will fight the battle for you as well as set you up with something to use for your other trips.

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Old 06-23-2014, 10:08 AM   #17
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Very glad yall are OK. It's what could've happened that's so scary. Had you not removed the power like you did, who knows, might have been a bare frame minutes later. No doubt, FR should step up to the plate on this one, regardless of warranty. I agree with VinceU. Negligence has no end date. Whoever wired that, has absolutely no business touching anything on the electrical side.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:58 AM   #18
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DDC thanks, all are ok and no the warranty ended 3 months ago. (Imagine that right!?)
Yeah..... that's a miss-wire on their part, I don't think a warranty applies here. and you should point that out if they try and say so. This is negligence. Glad to hear everyone is OK.

........Where would that fuse typically be located ? Maybe I should just check
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So this STILL begs the question...was this just some idiot newbie at the FR assembly plant or do we have a really serious issue here?
I'm going to look at mine, but I'm sure they have plenty of newbies at the plant. Thus all the issuyes we owners have to deal with..... for me, it was messy caulking on seals making it stick to the opposite seal ....
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:06 AM   #20
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After taking delivery on our 8289 last Dec I was moving stuff around in the front storage and noticed a wire from the battery to the disconnect was loose. Had to pull the battery to tighten it but also found several other loose connections. Following that I got into the distribution panel, more connections that were not tight, some as much as a full turn of the screw or more. Ended up pulling all the plugs and checking them, plugs had push in type connections, nothing to tighten. It's amazing how many loose connections were in this RV.
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