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Old 01-17-2021, 09:07 AM   #1
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Doing a bit of electrical work...

On my 1997 Holiday Rambler Vacationer: While rebuilding the dashboard, I decided to clean up the HR AND the GM wiring harnesses that have been hacked up over the years before I bought it.
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Old 01-17-2021, 09:25 AM   #2
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Big task at hand. Good luck and happy camping.
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How do yuh ou eat an elephant??? One bite at a time.

Keep us posted on your progress
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OMG, where do you start.
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Whatever else you do, don't let any smoke out. It won't work after the smoke comes out.
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Well I've said that my coach has enough extra wire, to provide harnesses for two Honda Civics, looks like you have enough for a third.
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Hey, looks like fun. Can I play too?
Been in those situations many times.
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Whatever else you do, don't let any smoke out. It won't work after the smoke comes out.
A CLASSIC!

One time while tech. director at a robotics company in the mid 70's we had been using Texas Instruments integrated circuits - looked like little liquorish chicklets (if you've never seen them). Heat on a failed circuit has always been a good troubleshooting aide.

Well, one day, one of the researchers came into my office and said, "I think I found the problem." I asked, "What was it." He lifted his right index finger and there was a picture of the state of Texas clearly burned into the tip of his finger - we laughed.
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On my 1997 Holiday Rambler Vacationer: While rebuilding the dashboard, I decided to clean up the HR AND the GM wiring harnesses that have been hacked up over the years before I bought it.
Nice to see you are using key tags or something to identify certain wires. I had a new plastic dashboard made for my first gasser a 2003 Monaco Monarch. Everything had to come off the dash. Lots of key tags and pictures:-)
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Biggest safety concern I see is that beautiful gold conductor that will go red in a second when it completes the path of some circuit. Seen it happen. Have seen watches do the same. It took a while to be comfortable not wearing jewelry but the habit started in High School and went on from there.

Not only can they destroy your fingers, they can stay behind with a digit attached when you jump off something and they don't go with you.

Sorry, just a bit A about safety....
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Biggest safety concern I see is that beautiful gold conductor that will go red in a second when it completes the path of some circuit. Seen it happen. Have seen watches do the same. It took a while to be comfortable not wearing jewelry but the habit started in High School and went on from there.

Not only can they destroy your fingers, they can stay behind with a digit attached when you jump off something and they don't go with you.

Sorry, just a bit A about safety....
In High School I wore a brand around around my ring finger, from working under the dash of a hot rod.

I worked with High voltage as an Army Radar tech and later at Maxwell labs we had millions of volts and terra watt generators.
When I got married the DW understood about rings, I wear no jewelry to this day.
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Biggest safety concern I see is that beautiful gold conductor that will go red in a second when it completes the path of some circuit. Seen it happen. Have seen watches do the same.
Just a WAG but with that many wires, switches, connectors, a fuse block dangling there isn't power on power on those circuits.

It's hard to believe it takes that many wires to run a motor home vs. a car.
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It's hard to believe it takes that many wires to run a motor home vs. a car.
Well the big issue is the chassis manufacturer doesn't know where the coach builder wants to put " stuff " so they build wiring harnesses with enough extra wire to allow for alternate placement .
I could easily move my Allison shift pad back beside the kitchen sink in my coach, and not add any wire , but my arm's not that long.

A car or P/U ,wiring harness the position of every gauge & switch is determined before the harness is built .
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Biggest safety concern I see is that beautiful gold conductor that will go red in a second when it completes the path of some circuit. Seen it happen. Have seen watches do the same. It took a while to be comfortable not wearing jewelry but the habit started in High School and went on from there.

Not only can they destroy your fingers, they can stay behind with a digit attached when you jump off something and they don't go with you.

Sorry, just a bit A about safety....



I'm with you, I take my ring off every time I work on or around electricity, I have since I was a teenager, my dad taught me that one, one of my co-workers welded a 3/8's ratchet to his wedding ring while working on batteries, you just never know.
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