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Old 12-08-2014, 11:46 AM   #1
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electric hitch wiring crimped by Propane cover

Just recieved my first AS (2010 25FB flyign cloud). I was removing the propane cover and noticed it sits right on top of the electric hitch wiring and has crimped them (actually surprised it still works). I would have thought the propane would have had some notches so the bottom of the cover doesn't sit right on top of the wires. Assume others have the same issue - and curious on solutions.

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Old 12-08-2014, 11:49 AM   #2
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Cut a notch. Newer units come that way.

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Old 12-08-2014, 11:53 AM   #3
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Tape the wire and cut a notch.
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:53 AM   #4
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Our 2014 unit had a notch cut in the bottom of the tank to let the wires run free. Must have been an oversight on your unit. I hope that's the only oversight!
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Old 12-08-2014, 12:54 PM   #5
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If you don't want to cut your tank cover try this. I drilled a hole down through the jack flange big enough for the wire covered by a section of split 1/4 in. rubber hose.
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Old 12-08-2014, 02:43 PM   #6
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Or, just put fuel hose, cut lengthwise, on the bottom in the areas of frame contact. That creates enough space for the wires AND stops paint chafing and eventual rusty spots.

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Old 12-09-2014, 03:52 PM   #7
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I had the same problem on my 2003 Safari. I found a hard rubber tube with a hole just a tad bigger than the wire, cut the tube and slipped it over the wire where the propane tank cover was pressing on it and taped it closed with black Gorilla Tape. I did that almost two years ago and it is still intact.
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:50 AM   #8
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We had the same problem, even had them short out and start a small fire. Nothing like having a fire right next to two full tanks of propane! Ahhhhhhhh...toasty.

In our case, after we put the fire out and rewired everything, we used a short piece of Pex to route the wires through, then we got a couple extra washers for the tank cover so that it wouldn't press down on the Pex as much.
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:08 AM   #9
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Or, you can put a few spacer washers on the thread stock to raise up the cover. This is working well for us now, but in the past have used rubber hose and PVC to raise the cover. Certainly any neutral material may be used to increase the insulation factor for covering the electrical to the camper jack; we have found PVC split in a spiral to work best for us. YMMV

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