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Old 04-15-2012, 09:01 PM   #11
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Good catch and fortunately no one got hurt. 2011 seems a bit new for the wire to have rubbed through the insulation so quickly. Was the wire pinched between the cover and the lug? Possibly if the setscrew was a bit loose on the lug it could have built up enough heat to compromise the insulation on the black wire.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:53 AM   #12
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Wow good catch. thanks for the info. going to check mine when i get out of work
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:32 AM   #13
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Good catch and fortunately no one got hurt. 2011 seems a bit new for the wire to have rubbed through the insulation so quickly. Was the wire pinched between the cover and the lug? Possibly if the setscrew was a bit loose on the lug it could have built up enough heat to compromise the insulation on the black wire.
Haven't dug real deep yet to check lug tightness, etc. The wires were definately sitting atop the lug, so I don't think the cover would have smashed them against it. I'll check the lug and see if it was tight.
I sent the info off to Jayco, waiting to hear response as to where I can send them the pictures. I really just want to inform Jayco (and probably all the other manufacturers use the same sources) to check quality control on the panels they installing, or it may be how they are running the wires once the panels are in.
I noticed as well in the panel where they had wire nutted the outlet hot wire together (black) that two of the wire had too much insulation stripped from them and had 1/2" of wire exposed beyond the wire nut. Doubt would ever be an issue, but potentially if it came in contact with ground or neutral it could cause problems. What concerns me most is the sloppiness and lack of attention to detail.
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Wow, thanks for the update. We're leaving tomorrow for a short trip to Corpus Christi and I remembered your post and just checked. Mine is a 2012 model and it looks like the wires are routed differently in addition to a slightly different arrangement of the buss bars.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:03 AM   #15
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I think this warrants a report to Jayco. Please do so in case they have an issue w/ this part of their mfg. process, if you've not done so already.
I agree with Mike!!
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i checked my 2012 FB and it is routed in the same direction as Redhourse1's
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:38 AM   #17
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I think this warrants a report to Jayco. Please do so in case they have an issue w/ this part of their mfg. process, if you've not done so already.
I agree. I've had only a coupole of conversations with Jayco at this point but have had excellent results.
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I suggest sending an e-mail with a pic telling them "this is something you should know". I'd like to hear their response.
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Wow, thanks for the update. We're leaving tomorrow for a short trip to Corpus Christi and I remembered your post and just checked. Mine is a 2012 model and it looks like the wires are routed differently in addition to a slightly different arrangement of the buss bars.
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RedHorse1, looking at the electrical panel in the pictures I would say the connections on the neutral bus (terminal block were the white wires are connected) is in violation of the NEC ( National Electrical Code). I believe it's been about ten years since only one conductor per screw is allowed.

Perhaps a US electrician can verify that.

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Thanks for the info kiwaon. I can address that issue.
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