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Old 02-12-2017, 08:53 AM   #1
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Electrical fire and your assistance needed

Hello forum brains .
We are on the road and our companion had an electrical fire last night. Possibly from a power surge. No real damage just some wiring problems. They can run on 12 V just fine. We need to get their vintage 1954 rig to someone who can help us make the repair. We are in south Georgia currently and heading to Cedar Key Florida. We will be traveling down I 75. Have already sent a message to Tim Heinz but haven't heard from him yet. Does anyone know of Quality repair for VINTAGE Airstream in the cedar key or Gainesville area? Otherwise we will try to pursue Tim tomorrow. We are thankful everyone was present and we were able to interrupt the fire. Thanks in advance for any assistance given.
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Old 02-12-2017, 08:57 AM   #2
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I don't know about vintage, but Sanders RV in Gainesville/Alachua is an Airstream dealer and has a good service reputation.

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How about more info on the problem?

If it on the 110 volt AC side any electrician should be able to help.
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Old 02-12-2017, 12:23 PM   #4
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Thanks for the comments and help. We did isolate the problem to what appears to be the wire that charges the battery. That wire burned entirely and has been cut. 110 is now working. We are towing safely really no damage all of the fire was contained to the insulation on the wire. Thank goodness and thanks again for your help Allan Missy will check out that dealership you recommended.
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Did you cut that wire out all together and cap off any remaining ends? if not it could move and short out from the battery side or if you plug into 110 short out from the convertor side.

I would have the convertor looked at as the possible source of the problem or look for a point where that wire shorted to chassis ground. Find the reason for the high current that caused the burn.
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If you'll be staying on Cedar Key, go to Sunset Isle RV campground and ask for Dan. He's an electrician.
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Dan is staying right where we're staying and we just found him. Thanks for the tip. Looks like we're in good shape. He thinks it was a loose connection or some such something or other. anyway he's helping us out. Thanks again
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Dan is staying right where we're staying and we just found him. Thanks for the tip. Looks like we're in good shape. He thinks it was a loose connection or some such something or other. anyway he's helping us out. Thanks again
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