Originally Posted by wa8yxm
You know... I keep saying we RVers often have a few screws loose (And some loose nuts in the RV world too) I see you found yet another one.
And yes folks. the statement is a half-joke. The joke part is how you read it, the non-joke part is we really DO have a problem (Even as the O/P did) with loose screws.. I had several in my 120 volt power center which were driving me batty till I tightened them,,, The loose nuts bit comes from another RVer who had that problem in his 12 volt system. I had one of those too on a slide out.
A few years ago I went through the entire coach tightening EVERYTHING associated with the electrical system. I started at the Progressive surge protector (option we added), the transfer switch, 120 V AC power panel, 12 V DC power panel, solar panel controller, generator cable junction box (mounted on ceiling in generator compartment), I also went through the inverter connections and tightened the connectors on the Vanscos. I found many loose (required 1/4 turn or more) connections. Since then the ethereal issues have flown the bat cave. Obviously there are many others that I have not yet touched, I went after what I saw as the "infrastructure", addressing others as I come across them.
I have over the years also worked on reducing the "excess" cabling that WRV so graciously provided us. I think WRV developed a cable harness for the 40' coaches with 2' - 4' of "extra" cable per run, then used that same harness for all other size coaches, coiling the excess in cabinets and blind spaces. In our 38 footer I have found an average of 4' extra per run, as well as many unused cables. On our coach (2005 38' FDTS) the hidden cabinet below the pantry was a copper mine, just slightly ahead of the A/V cabinet (I should have sold the excess) this also forced me to replace connectors, continuing my quest to tighten everything.