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Old 10-01-2013, 09:18 AM   #1
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2013 Flying Cloud 23D has a large coil of unused AC truplex under the refrigerator

I just brought home a used 2013 Flying Cloud 23D. While looking for something I stumbled across the bare end of a group if AC wires contained in a single yellow sheath. The end of the wire is in the gap between the bulkhead the TV is mounted to and the aft end of the settee box, there is about 3" of space there.

Looking as best I can (there seems to be no way to get in there) under the refrigerator (in the area behind the breaker/fuse panel) I see a coil of bright yellow AC triplex wire, probably about 10' long coiled up back in there.

I am dumbfounded as to what that is there for, perhaps some uninstalled option? You can be sure I'll be putting a VOM on that wire when I am next connected to shore power and taping it off too.

Does anyone know what this is about?

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Old 10-01-2013, 09:29 AM   #2
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Not totally sure, but it might be the wiring needed to add solar panels and the associated controller.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:48 AM   #3
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That's what I was thinking, pre-wiring for solar panels/controller.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:43 AM   #4
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I should have mentioned we have a dealer installed solar system, so that's not it.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:09 PM   #5
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I should have mentioned we have a dealer installed solar system, so that's not it.
The dealer may not have used the factory solar pre wire. But that is just one more guess.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:29 AM   #6
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This is AC triplex, the yellow cover over a black hot, white neutral and bare copper safety ground.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:28 AM   #7
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My mechanic used the factory solar wires for my solar install - and those wires do run up that chase. But like you said, why wouldn't your dealer use the factory wires? Hard to imagine what else they would be.

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Old 10-07-2013, 09:35 AM   #8
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This is AC triplex, the yellow cover over a black hot, white neutral and bare copper safety ground.
That is certainly not what the factory uses for solar pre wire, so my guess was way off. I just can't imagine what a piece of Romex type 120 volt wire is doing there and for what reason. My 2014 uses that same yellow jacked wire for all the 120 volt power circuits.
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:29 AM   #9
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might be an orphan bit of wire left behind during construction..

workers, working to fast not taking time to look over the job to make sure it's done correctly and all waste or excess material removed.

sounds like airstream is going full steam ahead which is good on one account. I shows the economy is getting better no thanks to the Fed and intrest rates are low, thanks to the Fed allow more to buy at lower rate.

But also sounds like factory management might need to slow the train a bit to make sure they get it right the first time. I can guess its a big deal to get a new Airstream only to have a bunch of little problem making you spend WAY to much time at dealers to fix, which cost you time and money..

case in point I remember reading about the skylight on most units are cracked from the factory.. sounds like the torque setting on screw gun needs to be reduced to prevent crack.. simple fix but it seems they do not care.? wonder is the guy installing the skylight noticed the crack and just kept going or tried to adjust the gun. HUUUMMMM.....
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Put a hound dog on it and trace it if possible, might have a bonus circuit there. May come in handy someday. Hope is not hot.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:21 PM   #11
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It might be for the optional inverter.
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:15 AM   #12
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As much as I tried to be very complete in my first post I find I was remiss in not mentioning that my 2013 23D has an inverter.

How does one get into the cavity behind the converter under the refrigerator?
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