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Old 09-02-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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Blown Tire took out slide out electrical

Underneath my rig there were two "spiral" cords running along the bottom of my slide-out that appear to be feeding the electrical components in the slide-out wall. The were severed when the inside rear tire on the driver side blew. I am trying to figure out where they went and how to best reconnect. Cannot find, almost think they were connected to each other underneath, which doesn't exactly make sense. Any help would be appreciated. I have some pictures.

There is also a purple/white wire pair that is "hot" coming out above the wheel but it is uninsulated and I am half tempted to believe it was a casualty that got pulled out when the coiled/insulated wires were yanked from the "electrical junction area" underneath my cabinet in the bathroom.

I removed that access panel and there is a junction box that appears it was yanked and it has hot wire that is disconnected as well.
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:03 PM   #2
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I have 2 coiled cords under my slide. One is the feed to the 120v outlet in the slide. The other must be the feed to another outlet as this one must not be the last one in the circuit. Silly they would do this, but no other explanation. Can't help any further at this point.
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My brain just kicked in. Since I have 12v lights in my slide, one of those coils contains the 120v wires to the outlet, which would be the last in the circuit. The other must contain the 12v wires for the lighting.

With voltmeter in hand and peeling back some covering on those coils to expose the wires, you should figure out where everything goes. Hopefully you can piece it back together as I'm sure new coiled wire runs won't he cheap.

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My brain just kicked in. Since I have 12v lights in my slide, one of those coils contains the 120v wires to the outlet, which would be the last in the circuit. The other must contain the 12v wires for the lighting.

With voltmeter in hand and peeling back some covering on those coils to expose the wires, you should figure out where everything goes. Hopefully you can piece it back together as I'm sure new coiled wire runs won't he cheap.

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Thanks John. Are the coils connected to anything or each other underneath? Could you snap a picture?
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Thanks John. Are the coils connected to anything or each other underneath? Could you snap a picture?
They come from under the coach and connect under there some place, which looks like separate locations. There are covers under the slide I can't remove right now, which blocks the view.

When they come out, they both just enter the slide next to each other about the location the 120v outlet is located.

The one pic just shows the two wires running along the slide rail and entering the slide. The other is trying to see where they go under the coach. Note my coach is a '99 'A' and the slide and wires are well forward of the rear wheel well.

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So, I am thinking those two coiled heavy wires did run across "above" the wheel well and entered the two plastic port holes into the wiring compartment above. The purple and white wire were likely collateral damage that was pulled out during the violent pull of those wires out of that compartment. Now, I need to figure out how everything is wired in the compartment. What makes it harder is you have little to no room to see or view in there.

I sent an email to Gulfstream to see if they have anything to offer. My guess is they won't help, but suggest I take it to a dealer. Which may be what I end up doing.

Uggh...unlucky.

Thanks for your help
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All I can add is, the 120v wires will be of different gauge than the 12v. They should also be color coded different. That's probably the easy part though, it sounds like your room problem and they were pulled from the coach will be your biggest obstacle. Good luck and let us know how you make out.
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Found out tonight that Progressive may cover repairs. Good news
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