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Old 05-01-2021, 09:59 AM   #1
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Is this normal? I was looking under my QB212 the other day and couldn't believe all the electrical wires just hanging out, and some were tie strapped to a water line. A little wire loom would have been nice. See pic.
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Old 05-01-2021, 10:08 AM   #2
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Unfortunately it is. Over time you will come across worse on your unit when removing panels.
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This TT has been keeping busy for sure. What's next?
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It takes me an average of three seasons to rebuild / repair a new trailer to what I consider acceptable and reliable. But that is part of the joy I get from owning a trailer. Get it right during the week and camp on weekends and summer vacations.
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This is what I discovered while chasing an electrical problem. This is behind my power distribution box. I didn't even know where to start to untangle that mess...
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Is this normal? I was looking under my QB212 the other day and couldn't believe all the electrical wires just hanging out, and some were tie strapped to a water line. A little wire loom would have been nice. See pic.
That actually looks like a clean and organized "Jayco" wiring job. I've seen a lot worse, like the pic Marcm157 just posted.
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This is what I discovered while chasing an electrical problem. This is behind my power distribution box. I didn't even know where to start to untangle that mess...
start with eliminating the rat. making those droppings
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This also belongs to one of us
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Old 05-03-2021, 10:28 AM   #10
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We have taken several factory tours- different brands. The wiring is hilarious. It looks like they shot it out of a canon.
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I guess if everything works that's what counts.
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Yep, looks pretty typical.....what I found disturbing is when I found these 2 uncapped, poorly twisted together connections under our bed laying inches from a metallic foil heat duct.
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Definitely a short waiting to happen. Hard to believe they would send something out the door like that. I don't think they have any quality control people.
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I would straighten that out. Looks like it is in contact with the axle. Not a good situation. Take your time and clean it up.

I came across this. Took a few hours. But, turned out well.
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That would be me before I cleaned it up.

First photo is what I took out, last is the finished product. Still not great but a huge improvement.
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Very nice job. I don't like messing with that kind of stuff, but if I take my time I think I can do it.
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Wait until they figure out they can save $5.00 per RV.

Then they’ll be stretching wires to connect.
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I'm thinking $1.00 would do it.
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Very nice job. I don't like messing with that kind of stuff, but if I take my time I think I can do it.
Think of it as an opportunity to buy new man-tools! Quality crimping tools, crimp connectors, looming, multimeter, shrink tube, etc. Every project is better with the prospect of new tools!
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Is this normal? I was looking under my QB212 the other day and couldn't believe all the electrical wires just hanging out, and some were tie strapped to a water line. A little wire loom would have been nice. See pic.
Yup. It's nearly criminal to see what manufacturers can get away with in the industry. It's a fascinating study of supply and demand.

I haven't tackled the rats nest behind the power center yet but I have managed to take care of the wiring mess on the front frame and at the brakes.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...tml#post853498

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