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Old 06-21-2019, 11:38 AM   #1
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sledgehammer

Installed an extra receptacle in the kitchen area for the DW.
Not to criticize the "TECHNICIANS" that wire these RVs but back in my day we called them "sledgehammer mechanics". Wow it's a good thing buyers can't see behind walls.
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Old 06-21-2019, 12:23 PM   #2
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Us Technicians work on them, assembly line workers build them LOL.

Almost scary how much stuff is behind walls.
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someday the RV industry will start using pre-built wiring harnesses for 12 volt and standard paths for 120 volt.
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Old 06-21-2019, 01:25 PM   #4
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someday the RV industry will start using pre-built wiring harnesses for 12 volt and standard paths for 120 volt.
Tiffen and Newmar do have preassembled wiring harness'

Does it make it any easier? Tiffen at least prints what the yellow wire is if you can "read the fine print"
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Installed an extra receptacle in the kitchen area for the DW.
Not to criticize the "TECHNICIANS" that wire these RVs but back in my day we called them "sledgehammer mechanics". Wow it's a good thing buyers can't see behind walls.

Ha Ha! Behind the walls, under the floor, inside the roof, under the cabinets, bed etc. Have you ever looked at the "cutouts" behind your fenders on the J wrap? Looks like someone turned a blind baboon loose with a sawzall! But at least the fender covers up the "artwork" as I call it.
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Old 06-21-2019, 03:50 PM   #6
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Us Technicians work on them, assembly line workers build them LOL.

Almost scary how much stuff is behind walls.
Absolutely no disrespect meant by my remark.
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I could see by the way things were attached that it was done in a hurry. A lot of the screws that hold things on have been overdriven to the point they have stripped out the material they're screwed into.
When we got our trailer, the front screen door would close properly. The screws holding the top hinge to the screen frame had been overdriven into the thin material of the frame. I pop riveted the hinge in place of the stripped screws. A similar fate for the outside power inlet socket (I don't know what its proper name is) the screws were overdriven into the outside skin and stripped so the socket wasn't secure. The factory "fixed" this by bogging up the socket with silicone to try to prevent it leaking ... FAIL. I replaced the socket and gasket and attached it with nuts and bolts. Another problem solved.
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Absolutely no disrespect meant by my remark.

None taken!!!
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