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Old 06-07-2015, 09:15 PM   #1
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Dragging wire

We are on our shakedown trip and the folks we are staying with pointed out a wire dragging under the coach. The wire comes from a vinyl sheath underneath the vehicle right behind the driver area. It's a single gray wire inside a small plastic sheath I have secured it for now but I really want to find out where goes
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:21 PM   #2
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Here is a photo of the wire before i taped it down.
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:27 PM   #3
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Old 06-08-2015, 12:01 AM   #4
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The sheath or boot, is where the DC wires enter the fuse block area that's under the driver's seat after being run under the van.

As to exactly what that wire is for.....I haven't a clue??

The only way to find out is to remove the driver's seat and locate that wire coming up thru the boot and see where it is connected.
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Old 06-08-2015, 09:31 AM   #5
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Since it's wire inside split loom tubing it is probably something added by Airstream.


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Obvious question, is there something on your van that doesn't work? Since that wire has to go somewhere, that "somewhere" shouldn't be able to work with the wire disconnected.
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when I get home I'll start the "what doesn't work" game. What seemed interesting to me was that that there wasn't a matching dangling wire somewhere else. I guess the connector and all could have fallen off. Part of me hopes that it is some unused wire for an option I don't have but I imagine that is wishful thinking. The hose retractor works as do the black and gray valves and the waste pump. The exterior lights all work on the chassis.
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I guess I should add that if anyone with a similar vintage model can look underneath their coach and see where the wire is routed it would be greatly appreciated.
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Maybe look closely at the insulation, can you read anything on it? Might identify the Gage and lead to ???
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I checked the wire. No obvious markings to suggest what it is. Just a gray wire in a split plastic sheath.
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1 conductor or? Maybe a crisp pic of the end of the conductor?
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It's a braided copper wire
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Braided or stranded? Braided in normally used for grounding cables and stranded for DC loads.


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I looked at mine and the split loom w/ a single wire goes forward and appears to be connected to something on the left (driver's) side of the engine block next to another connector. Since it's cable tied to another cable, I'm guessing that it's something Airstream adds and forgot to connect. Hard to imagine, I know.
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