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Old 03-08-2006, 08:03 PM   #15
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Lynn, You did such a good job on this fix and reporting back on your findings that I have sent you Karma. Good going and keep up the good work. Ed
Thank you!

If the snow holds off tonight -- we got a few inches today, but nothing dramatic -- then I'll go back to the frame sep job. The right rear -- certainly in the worst shape -- is now a done deal, so it'll be time to remove the skin on the left rear to see what there is to see there. Bumper movement is fairly minimal on that side (maybe an eighth of an inch, compared to nearly a half inch on the right), so maybe Lady Luck will be with us on this one.

And then, finally, back to replacing some Lexan windows with new glass, checking the water system (I fear we've got some breaks), checking all of the propane appliances (no problems expected, but the sail switch in the heater tends to get dirty every couple of years), getting a couple of new tires, and getting the running gear balanced. Oh, and getting the truck relicensed; discovered today that we've been driving with expired plates for two months now!

By then, ski season should be over, so we can close the park for a while and go on the road!!! This morning, Maria and I discussed some possiblities: Great Sand Dunes NP (haven't been there in decades!), Black Canyon NP (ditto), Colorado Nat'l Monument & Colorado River SP (ditto), maybe back from Grand Junction via Telluride and Durango to Pagosa Springs (hot springs!), and back home in time to prepare the park for the May onslaught of RVers!


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Old 03-09-2006, 12:59 AM   #16
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Ok, the green from the TV connector was larger (around 10 ga.), and it was wire-nutted to two smaller greens (around 8 ga. each).
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Small correction. Larger wire gauge is usually the smaller number, 8ga is thicker than 10ga. Freaky, isn't it?
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Old 03-09-2006, 08:48 AM   #17
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Lynn,

Small correction. Larger wire gauge is usually the smaller number, 8ga is thicker than 10ga. Freaky, isn't it?
You're absolutely right! (A good friend of mine has a name for how I was thinking when I wrote the incorrect info: Another brain fart!)


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Old 10-13-2007, 06:32 PM   #18
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Hey, Self, I'm sure glad that you posted this in such detail. I went out to test the running lights (etc.) before our trip next week, and, lo and behold, we have running lights only on the front and in the front side marker on the street side.

At least now I know where to start looking.

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I donned my cold-weather gear and went out (and froze half to death) ... and located the problem, I think.

So knowing that the main wire would likely lead from the hitch along the curb side, I got down and looked underneath. Ugh. A patch, not original, was near the front, more or less under where you'd expect all of the wiring to go to the hitch area. The patch was screwed in, not riveted. I removed the patch, and voila! Bunches of wires, all in bright colors, including the green!

Ok, the green from the TV connector was larger (around 10 ga.), and it was wire-nutted to two smaller greens (around 8 ga. each). I took off the wire nut and tested continuity and hot:

Continuity test between connector and patch: Check.

Hot test on small green #1: lighted up the three front running lights and the front side marker on the street side.

Hot test on small green #2 lighted up all of the remaining side markers along with the two tail lights.

Cleaned up the wires, put on a new wire nut, and tested hot to running lights at the RV connector: Our Airstream is a Christmas tree!

Sooooo, thank you to all who responded this morning! Now all I have to do is to quit shivering!


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You might consider getting rid of those old loose 12v light sockets and switching to no maintainance LEDs.
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Oh, maybe someday. We've got projects that we'd like to do first, like stripping off the peeling clearcoat, doing some polishing, taking the dents out of the front bananawrap. Oh, and taking some vacations, too!

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Humpf. One melted connector at the back due to shortout (first green wire circuit), and one worn-out wire at the front (second green wire circuit). Now all I have to redo is a bunch of weatherproofing.

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