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Old 12-07-2021, 07:17 PM   #1
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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
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Old 12-08-2021, 06:37 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-08-2021, 06:46 AM   #3
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Just me again...Wouldn't it be easier & more accessible for a possible future repair,(diagnosis), to run the wiring in pvc conduit?

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Old 01-14-2022, 06:25 AM   #4
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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)

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Just me again...Wouldn't it be easier & more accessible for a possible future repair,(diagnosis), to run the wiring in pvc conduit?

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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.
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Old 01-14-2022, 07:01 AM   #6
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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
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