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Old 10-10-2008, 08:30 AM   #1
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I have added a fireplace in the optional location the factory provided for. According to the wiring diagram, and several calls to Troy at the help desk, the outlet provided for the fireplace is not on the breaker marked fireplace, it seems to be on the recepticle 2 breaker. I have thrown the FP breaker off, and checked every outlet in the coach and inside the cabinet where the FP is located, but it appears not to have been connected. I just assumed that the wiring and breaker would have been there, since this was an option for this coach, which is a '06 Vectra FD. Is it possible to get into the main breaker panel, which is under the fixed bed platform ? I have found what I am assuming is a junction box behind the paneling in the FP cabinet; it is white, about 1.25" wide, and has the apppearance of a dual 110v outlet, but not fundtional. Is it possible that the FP wiring has been dead-ended in there? Is there anyone at Forest City I could contact specifically about the wiring? It works ok as is, but I would like the FP to be on its own beaker.
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I have added a fireplace in the optional location the factory provided for. According to the wiring diagram, and several calls to Troy at the help desk, the outlet provided for the fireplace is not on the breaker marked fireplace, it seems to be on the recepticle 2 breaker. I have thrown the FP breaker off, and checked every outlet in the coach and inside the cabinet where the FP is located, but it appears not to have been connected. I just assumed that the wiring and breaker would have been there, since this was an option for this coach, which is a '06 Vectra FD. Is it possible to get into the main breaker panel, which is under the fixed bed platform ? I have found what I am assuming is a junction box behind the paneling in the FP cabinet; it is white, about 1.25" wide, and has the apppearance of a dual 110v outlet, but not fundtional. Is it possible that the FP wiring has been dead-ended in there? Is there anyone at Forest City I could contact specifically about the wiring? It works ok as is, but I would like the FP to be on its own beaker.
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Old 10-11-2008, 03:41 AM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">--snip--Is it possible to get into the main breaker panel, which is under the fixed bed platform ? --snip-- </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Absolutely - just remove the front of the panel. As I recall my breaker panel is just a standard breaker box.<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
--snip--I have found what I am assuming is a junction box behind the paneling in the FP cabinet; it is white, about 1.25" wide, and has the apppearance of a dual 110v outlet, but not fundtional. Is it possible that the FP wiring has been dead-ended in there?--snip-- </div></BLOCKQUOTE>All this probably needs is a different face plate to make it a functional outlet.

Even though we didn't order our coach with the Splendide washer/dryer, it was fully plumbed and wired. I'm a little surprised yours didn't have the outlet ready to use.
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Old 10-11-2008, 12:38 PM   #4
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The coach is wired and plumbed for a W/D, and does have a dedicated breaker for the W/D. However my concern is with the dedicated breaker for the FP(fireplce). I have not tried to pull the faceplate from the breaker panel as it appeared that the breakers would come out with it. I will go back and check it out later today. The white "junction box" is not a receptacle unit, it does not have a face plate. The face plate and sides are one piece, and snap onto the back of the box. It is in such a position that I hesitate to open it up in fear that I may not be able to put it back together, or possibly pull some wiring out by mistake.
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:05 AM   #5
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Thanks for the reply John, the fireplace breaker was never conncted, which means if I did want to use it ,I would have to run wiring from under the bed into the right slide....... It is interesting, because the FP was an option like the washer/dryer, and the breaker for the WD is connected properly. The FP I installed does work, I will just have to have my boss be more judicial with whats plugged into the outlets. Thanx again
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