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Old 12-22-2012, 09:02 AM   #1
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Entegra owners - Check your cables! - Mine is 2013 Aspire

This is about something I noticed on my 2013 Aspire DEQ. It may well apply to Anthem and Cornerstone owners or is maybe only isolated to my particular model, so I am just providing the info and you should evaluate yours.

After one trip (300mi) in a new coach I was checking the battery levels and noticed the coach battery cables sag when retracted and rest upon a aluminum metal divider. I worked at an RV dealership thru college and later became and engineer and I know vibrating machines can chafe any insulated cable. The factory took some precautions and attached a sticky insulating tape to the top of the aluminum wall but my experience says some future date those 3/0 12 V main power cables will eventually rub in contact with the grounded edge of that sharp aluminum divider. With the miles of plastic insulating material Entegra used this appears to be a place where 12 inches of plastic jacket insulation could possibly prevent a short or even a fire hazard.

My solution for now is to install a cable hanger from the frame that prevents the cables from touching the aluminum wall. I drilled in to the frame and used a self taping screw to hold an aluminum eyelet that I have attached a very large zip tie that holds the bundle from resting on the divider.

Examine yours! I'm going to send this to Entegra as a heads up.

Here's the pictures of my battery compartment. Look at the top at the circled area of interest.

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Thanks. Great post and obvious a concern to all Entegra owners. Please keep us posted and tell us if Entegra replies and what their solution is... and Merry Christmas
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Thanks, we just went out to check our cables since we have the same model. Appreciate the heads up.
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will have to be vigilant. Electrical cable wear can cause sparks and worse. Thanks for the warning.
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