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Old 06-28-2012, 08:34 AM   #1
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I recently purchased a used Pace Arrow MH, and we love it! The surround sound/DVD player is missing, I sourced a new one (Air Miles), and just received it this week. So I decide to replace the TV with a new, light LCD, to go with the new HD Blu Ray player. I take out the old CRT TV, get ready to do some wiring and rebuilding. Some previous owner cut all the factory run speaker wires (12 in total, 6 positive, 6 negative) , used old automotive power wire (10 ga.!!??)with a plug to wire in his sound system. I presume the other side of ths plug was wired to his DVD. I also presume this was to make it easy to remove the old DVD/Surround. Rather than use crimp on electrical butt connectors to tie wire together, he chose to use household twist type Marrettes, and then insulate them with masking tape. He used masking tape to bundle wires together, wrote directions in pencil on the tape, didn't follow any color coding system whatsoever. I am not, nor do I claim to be an electrician, but I know this is not the way to perform any mods.
I implore everybody, if you really have no experience maintaining or doing your own repairs, for goodness sake, buy a how to book, search Google, talk to somebody experienced, or, Heaven forbid, after spending $100K on a MH, pay somebody to do the job properly, if I could go back in time, I would happily pay to have had this job done properly for the clown that tried to do it himself. There is my rant!! The next time you decide to attach something in your unit, and use 7 different sized screws, with 5 different types of screwdriver, please thing about the poor bugger that has to fight with your handiwork in the future.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:11 AM   #2
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But think of how satisfied you'll be when it's all cleaned up and looks professional.

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Old 06-28-2012, 09:18 AM   #3
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Take some before photos, and post after you get it all cleaned up!

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Old 06-28-2012, 09:42 AM   #4
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[QUOTE=avalancheMM;1225773] I would happily pay to have had this job done properly for the clown that tried to do it himself. QUOTE]

This clown would like to send you some invoices....... LOL

Its just mind bogaling some of the crap you run into with old DIY projects other people have done, they often think they have done a great job, and it works just as good, and they saved $$$ using stuff found at the dump??? I just don't get that mind set....LOL

Hope thats the only "project" you PO has done!
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:03 AM   #5
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quite honestly, when I do work to my moho, I do not care what the next possible owner will think of the work, I do what works for me and is within my budget.

Can I call you next time I need to do some repairs and you can pay for it, just in case you would like to buy my moho when I am done with it....?
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:06 AM   #6
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I guess... At least you dont have to recut the wire 'cause he used wire nuts... And wrote directions for you..
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:52 AM   #7
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Thanks for the responses, I guess for me, it's a pride thing, the difference between doing it to 'get it done', and doing it properly is often only a few minutes' difference, and a couple of dollars, we are all paying $4-$5 a gallon for fuel, whats a couple of bucks to do things properly? Personally, my pride is worth that.

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