Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-16-2014, 06:50 PM   #1
Builder of Diesel Jeeps
 
westernjeep401's Avatar
 
2014 28' International
Sedona , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 214
Wiring repair

This ground pulled-free from the crimp connector. I do not know which circuit it grounds. Anyway, here's a couple frames showing the fix.
__________________

__________________
14 Serenity 28'
#5261
westernjeep401 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2014, 06:51 PM   #2
Builder of Diesel Jeeps
 
westernjeep401's Avatar
 
2014 28' International
Sedona , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 214
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1413503451.408724.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	662.5 KB
ID:	224505

I nudged it while underneath clearing away a black widow web. It came loose.
__________________

__________________
14 Serenity 28'
#5261
westernjeep401 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2014, 06:52 PM   #3
Builder of Diesel Jeeps
 
westernjeep401's Avatar
 
2014 28' International
Sedona , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 214
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1413503513.900731.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	569.9 KB
ID:	224506

I used to see these crimp connectors on truck bodies supplied to DOT. The vendor was Godwin.
__________________
14 Serenity 28'
#5261
westernjeep401 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2014, 06:53 PM   #4
Builder of Diesel Jeeps
 
westernjeep401's Avatar
 
2014 28' International
Sedona , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 214
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1413503595.104639.jpg
Views:	56
Size:	642.1 KB
ID:	224507

Using a Lawson Crimp-n-seal solder connector.
__________________
14 Serenity 28'
#5261
westernjeep401 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2014, 06:55 PM   #5
Builder of Diesel Jeeps
 
westernjeep401's Avatar
 
2014 28' International
Sedona , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 214
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1413503674.249196.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	537.1 KB
ID:	224509

Crimped with ratcheting crimper.
__________________
14 Serenity 28'
#5261
westernjeep401 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2014, 06:55 PM   #6
Builder of Diesel Jeeps
 
westernjeep401's Avatar
 
2014 28' International
Sedona , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 214
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1413503717.704607.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	586.4 KB
ID:	224510

Heat gun.
__________________
14 Serenity 28'
#5261
westernjeep401 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2014, 06:57 PM   #7
Builder of Diesel Jeeps
 
westernjeep401's Avatar
 
2014 28' International
Sedona , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 214
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1413503754.535243.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	900.5 KB
ID:	224511Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1413503767.932846.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	662.1 KB
ID:	224512Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1413503785.178105.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	627.8 KB
ID:	224513

I bought this wire tool off the truck 20 years ago to scruff ground connections like on the AS. The polymer coating keeps the strands from fraying.
__________________
14 Serenity 28'
#5261
westernjeep401 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2014, 06:58 PM   #8
Builder of Diesel Jeeps
 
westernjeep401's Avatar
 
2014 28' International
Sedona , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 214
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1413503886.777725.jpg
Views:	54
Size:	710.4 KB
ID:	224514

Connected to frame rail.
__________________
14 Serenity 28'
#5261
westernjeep401 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2014, 06:59 PM   #9
Builder of Diesel Jeeps
 
westernjeep401's Avatar
 
2014 28' International
Sedona , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 214
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1413503923.501600.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	870.3 KB
ID:	224515Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1413503937.115677.jpg
Views:	44
Size:	688.2 KB
ID:	224516

Coated with spray tape. Similar repair to electric jack circuit connector at battery.

Trailer is new.
__________________
14 Serenity 28'
#5261
westernjeep401 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014, 08:07 AM   #10
3 Rivet Member
 
Tyvekcat's Avatar
 
2014 28' International
Blacksburg , Virginia
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 233
ground

Hmmmm. I have seen that ground, but never checked it to see if was loose.
I will tomorrow.
Next time I am at Lowes I think I will look for the liquid tape. Good idea
Have a good one !
__________________
Ra, Chelle & Natasha
For my next trick, I will use my new Airstream & Dodge Ram 2500 CTD to make this pile of money disappear.
Tyvekcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014, 08:26 AM   #11
2 Rivet Member
 
1964 26' Overlander
Myrtle Beach , South Carolina
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 37
Wow thanks for all the pics. Never knew I had to have so many tools or it was so involved just to repair a ground wire.
__________________
streamdreamn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014, 10:29 AM   #12
Builder of Diesel Jeeps
 
westernjeep401's Avatar
 
2014 28' International
Sedona , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 214
Quote:
Originally Posted by streamdreamn View Post
Wow thanks for all the pics. Never knew I had to have so many tools or it was so involved just to repair a ground wire.

It's my vocation. I reckon the Snap On guy has bought his own AS due to my patronage.
__________________
14 Serenity 28'
#5261
westernjeep401 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014, 11:04 AM   #13
Builder of Diesel Jeeps
 
westernjeep401's Avatar
 
2014 28' International
Sedona , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 214
Wiring repair

Quote:
Originally Posted by streamdreamn View Post
Wow thanks for all the pics. Never knew I had to have so many tools or it was so involved just to repair a ground wire.

After this I found the jack circuit terminal with the same type ring. It, too, pulled loose with a tug. Same repair.

The reason I seal-up exterior connections like this is if left open, they inevitably corrode, resistance goes up, then the circuit opens usually at the worst time.
__________________
14 Serenity 28'
#5261
westernjeep401 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2014, 12:01 PM   #14
Rivet Master
 
Tom Nugler's Avatar

 
1972 25' Tradewind
Currently Looking...
McHenry County , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,129
Images: 5
Good illustrated step by step repair.

We need to get more people to start using these superior self sealing, heat shrink connectors.
When we started using these in the shop 30 years ago I saw a video comparing the crimped/sealed connector against a soldered/taped one in a 2-foot length of wire. Shorting the wire to ground had the soldered connection failing in a few seconds. The crimped wire set had the wire burned through before the connector failed.
Now that they are available to the general public I can't think of any reason to use any other method of repair.

Tom
__________________

__________________
AirForums # 2806
WBCCI / VAC # 6411
TAC IL-11

Not All Who Wander Are Lost.

Avid supporter of trailing edge technology.
Tom Nugler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water pump wiring and proper wiring Supertwin1 Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 8 05-23-2014 08:05 AM
Plastic bathroom components crack repair with 3M 4240 semi-rigid plastic repair kit Top Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 1 05-09-2011 08:11 PM
shop repair of 1970s rear frame separation (non elephant ears repair) RV shop review simonhanbury Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 49 06-24-2008 10:16 AM
1975 Argosy Need wiring diagram to repair directional lights, etc. Rt66Argosy Member Introductions 2 09-27-2006 10:51 AM
Is House Wiring the same as Automotive Wiring? swebster Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 7 06-15-2004 07:11 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.