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Old 08-22-2008, 06:28 PM   #1
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Had something strange happen to me. Well, strange and costly. In my middle lower cargo area, there are pass thru storage section. On that area it is a great place to put folding chairs...so I though. Well, Damon has placed a harness(s) in this area on the ceiling portion of this compartment, which means that wires or loom hang down.

Placed a chair in that area last weekend and found out today by my service guy that the reason my jacks won't power up is I rip'd the power module plug from the receiver for the Power Gear component.

Now is this not a crazy place to put this? It's a cargo area and I've got a wire loom dangling to an extent, at least enough to catch something being placed in the area.

I'm thinking, after the new plug is put on and I get it back, that I'm going to use some cable ties and screw this to the ceiling in there.

Anyone familiar with this and had another proven method of not having this happen again?
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:28 PM   #2
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Had something strange happen to me. Well, strange and costly. In my middle lower cargo area, there are pass thru storage section. On that area it is a great place to put folding chairs...so I though. Well, Damon has placed a harness(s) in this area on the ceiling portion of this compartment, which means that wires or loom hang down.

Placed a chair in that area last weekend and found out today by my service guy that the reason my jacks won't power up is I rip'd the power module plug from the receiver for the Power Gear component.

Now is this not a crazy place to put this? It's a cargo area and I've got a wire loom dangling to an extent, at least enough to catch something being placed in the area.

I'm thinking, after the new plug is put on and I get it back, that I'm going to use some cable ties and screw this to the ceiling in there.

Anyone familiar with this and had another proven method of not having this happen again?
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Old 08-23-2008, 04:11 AM   #3
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Had a similar problem with a previous motor home.
I took a piece of 90 degree angled aluminum and covered the entire length of the loom. I used pipe strapping to hold the angle tightly in place. This way there was no way anything can grab any of the wires. With just using cables ties there is still the chance of snagging a wire. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:52 AM   #4
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I just looked in my Challenger. I have a PVC tube that the wires run in. It's held in place with perforated strapping which is screwed to the metal wall. I'm thinking you could do the same but I would cut a slot in it so you could lay the wires in. The angle iron works too but I think the PVC tube would be a bit easier to find and it's easy to work with.
Mine also doubles as a holder for my awning rod.

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Old 09-26-2008, 08:34 AM   #5
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They do run a lot of wires in the cargo area

The only thing I can think of to prevent it from happening again is to put some kind of shield up.. Suggestions would be a thin sheed of aluminum (I would use the perforated type) screwed up so it covers the wires and holds them up out of the way or a thing sheet of plywood or paneling (likewise) such that the chairs could slide in under it. (The "holey" sheets of aluminum weight less, allow air to flow over the power module for cooling but may "Snag" the chairs.. Smooth will block air flow, weighs more but the chairs slide easier, Considerations)
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