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Old 08-13-2020, 05:20 PM   #1
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Rewiring for safety

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We recently bought a 2018 245RKS despite the poor (I would argue dangerous) wiring workmanship I saw underneath. Example: There are several DC wires including those for the electric brakes just dangling across the frame members and swinging between them with no additional support nor insulation. I intend to reroute those and other wires to go along the frame and protect them with PVC or flexible conduit.

My question is what do you recommend using to secure the conduit to the frame? I'd like it to rest on the inside bottom of the frame channel but I hesitate to drill holes in the frame to mount clips or clamps. Is there some kind of friction clip that would slide onto the inside edge of the frame, like a large body clip? Any other ideas?

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Not farmilar with that frame. I would not hesitate to drill or use self tapping screws.

I zip tied my wires any where I could. Been holding for 8 years. If you go this route use a dark color zip tie, as they hold up better than the white ones.
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If you don't want to drill holes you can use conduit beam clamps, they are made for all thicknesses of metal.
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You can use split plastic wire loom to protect the wires and fit the loom in the beam clamps.
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Thanks, I’ll look for them.
I have a bunch of the split plastic tube. These should hold it nicely.
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I secured all of my "loose" wiring with split vinyl loom and zip ties, to the frame and existing wire supports.
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