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Old 08-03-2014, 12:02 PM   #1
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Is It Too Much To Ask??

One of the most infuriating things about motor homes is the lack of uniformity in location of fuse boxes. Even within the same mfg. they are all over the place. WHY is it so difficult to find a common area on ALL coaches and put ALL the distribution blocks in the same area?? I have been looking for a simple fuse for the porch light...how hard can that be to find?? Also the fuses for the trailer lights...looking on and off for weeks with no luck. Been through all the manuals I have and the common "typically" located description is all you get. Absolutely maddening.
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It points to the issue that the engineers/designers never spend any time in the units they design. If they had to live and experience one of their RVs, I bet things would change a bit!
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To BFIN181's comment, I was in building trades for many years and would say the same for architects and home builders' relationship. There was a PBS program where actual architects were required to be on-site and assist hands-on with the building of a home. Needless to say, the architects had no idea what impact their designs had on the construction of a building. Maybe engineers of MHs should do the same at a factory or spend a month in a MH trying to live with what they "created".
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I called GeorgieBoy Cust.Service for a wiring diagram on my- at the time- 2yr old 1990 GBM CruiseMaster- The nice lady advised me there was none, Fred makes his harness to go down the left side of the frame and John just wires as he goes.
My 2000 GeorgieBoy came with a wiring diagram.

But at least the fuses are plainly marked. (well some are)
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It would be interesting to note if the power panel was dependent on the floor layout in a predictable manner. In our old one they were under the refer. In the new one in the back of the "linen storage" in the bathroom facing into the bedroom. There are only so many places to put a couple of cubic feet of electrics.

FWIW I think the engineers might be wishing everybody would stay with the same basic floor layout so they could stop trying to keep changing where the basic boxes need to be. ;-)
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FWIW I think the engineers might be wishing everybody would stay with the same basic floor layout so they could stop trying to keep changing where the basic boxes need to be. ;-)

Imagine if there were no women involved in the buying(and hence, design) decisions. There would be four available floor plans, four available colors, all utility control and indicator centers would be wall mounted 60-70 inches off the floor, there would be a max of two pillows per person on the bed, and no pillows on the sofa-- if there were a sofa at all. And that's just for starters ...... ;-)
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To BFIN181's comment, I was in building trades for many years and would say the same for architects and home builders' relationship. .....".

When I was building houses you could find standardization lapses everywhere! Heck, we'd break open a 50lb box of 16s (this was before everyone used nail guns) and half the heads would be on the wrong end!!
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Imagine if there were no women involved in the buying(and hence, design) decisions. There would be four available floor plans, four available colors, all utility control and indicator centers would be wall mounted 60-70 inches off the floor, there would be a max of two pillows per person on the bed, and no pillows on the sofa-- if there were a sofa at all. And that's just for starters ...... ;-)
Does, Diane , ever read , or have access to your posts ?

If so. You, sir are a brave individual.
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