Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-07-2021, 07:17 PM   #1
3 Rivet Member
 
2016 23' International
Los Altos , California
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 152
Images: 2
underbelly freshwater shield?

HI, just purchased a 2016 23FB and needing to run some wiring from AC-DC panel under belly to front (under bed) I see there is a metal shield that I assume is protecting the fresh water reservoir under belly. It's held on by fairly decent size bolts. Has anyone removed that metal shield? If I remove with the exposed bolts, will it also drop the water reservoir? i don't want to do that. I just want drop some heavy gage wires down to the belly and route to bed
jsmall01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2021, 06:37 AM   #2
RFP
Rivet Master
 
RFP's Avatar
 
2014 23' International
Hurst , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,410
Yes, the fresh water tank is inside that metal "enclosure." If you remove the bolts it will all drop down.

There is a dedicated 23FB thread here on the forum. You might check there... probably your very best bet for gletting a solution.
__________________
2014 23D International Serenity - "Fortune Cookie"
2015 Ford F150 3.5 EcoBoost, Max Tow - "Cookie Monster"
And some stuff

Fortune Cookie: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rfpd30...57663633667345

"The Black Swan": https://www.flickr.com/photos/rfpd30...57648991024725
RFP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2021, 06:46 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
2003 25' Classic
Houstatlantavegas , Malebolgia
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 18,879
Images: 1
Just me again...Wouldn't it be easier & more accessible for a possible future repair,(diagnosis), to run the wiring in pvc conduit?

Bob
🇺🇸
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2022, 06:25 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
carl2591's Avatar
 
2005 31' Classic
Garner, , North Carolina
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1,013
that what i would do as well.. get some 3/4 or 1" plastic conduit on the back side of the tanks to help protect it.. but that stuff is quite tough by itself.. and run the wires inside that.. you can get some nice long sweep 90's and other stuff to make the install nice and protected.. take a walk around the elec isle in a large home depot store. there is a ton of stuff to use.. (former HD elec dept worker bee)



Quote:
Originally Posted by ROBERT CROSS View Post
Just me again...Wouldn't it be easier & more accessible for a possible future repair,(diagnosis), to run the wiring in pvc conduit?

Bob
🇺🇸
__________________
Carl, Raleigh NC
2-24-16 got a 2005 Classic 31D 460 watts solar, lithium 230 AH, 16" LT's, pulled by:
2003 F-250 SD, CC, 7.3L PowerStroke
WBCCI#1691, Piedmont Airstream Club, Unit #161, Region #3
carl2591 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2022, 06:43 AM   #5
Site Team
 
richard5933's Avatar

 
1994 25' Excella
Waukesha , Wisconsin
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 2,855
Images: 4
Or just use some flexible PVC conduit. Should be able to snake it from point A to point B easily. With the proper end terminations it will keep out the elements and protect the conductors.
__________________
Richard
11018
1994 Excella 25 Follow the build on Gertie!
1999 Suburban LS 2500 w/7.4L V8
1974 GMC 4108a - Custom Coach Land Cruiser (Sold)
richard5933 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2022, 07:01 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
SuperTrouper's Avatar
 
2008 27' International FB
Petaluma , California
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,162
Images: 5
I have a 27' but I ran my solar wiring from amidships to the front where the 12VDC buss bars are. I used standard flexible conduit. I hung it under the trailer on the street side but a buddy who does AS repair saw my solution and made it one better in his solar adds by dropping the banana wrap and running the flexible conduit inside the outriggers of the frame. There are cutouts in that with flattened edges that you can pass through. Makes it real slick and invisible. - Brad
SuperTrouper 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
Secondary Freshwater Tank or Convert Grey/Black to Freshwater LiamG Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 24 01-13-2019 07:55 PM
"Shield" Brand Tires?? Jason1101 Tires 3 08-18-2009 06:30 PM
Transit Shield exterior protection 63air Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 1 01-21-2006 08:45 AM
2004 International CCD Rock Shield andyfuson Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 9 11-17-2004 09:56 PM
Repair cracked rock shield? Rog0525 Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 5 07-12-2003 12:53 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.