Red wire - Dutchmen Owners

Go Back   Dutchmen Owners > Dutchmen Lifestyle | Camping, Fun & Hobbies > Around the Campfire - The Art of Camping Well
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-20-2016, 05:02 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Fanboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Chesapeake
Posts: 343
Virginia
Red wire

So, finally got around to sealing my center AC unit. I've never had the shroud of. What's this red wire on the front that goes nowhere? Also a couple pic. What was in my hand is what was on there. Dismal. And after words. I'm running the AC now. Feels great


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________

__________________
Scott n Cindy
2011 GMC 3500 4x4 DRW
2014 Voltage 3895 Epic3
Fanboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2016, 05:03 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Fanboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Chesapeake
Posts: 343
Virginia

Red wire


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________

__________________
Scott n Cindy
2011 GMC 3500 4x4 DRW
2014 Voltage 3895 Epic3
Fanboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2016, 05:59 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
sundancer 87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tahlequah
Posts: 2,816
Oklahoma
Could be a ground wire. Not circuit ground but equipment ground.
__________________
2013 Voltage 3800, 2012 Chevy 3500 HD
2010 Yamaha V Star 950
2009 Yamaha Raider
Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Caravanners
sundancer 87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2016, 06:59 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Tucson
Posts: 711
Arizona
Mine has the same red wire. And my duct work tape looked like crap, also. Too bad the RV industry lacks quality control. I swear if I ever actually met someone responsible for building my trailer I'd probably deck him, lol.
__________________
2014 Voltage 3600
2013 Chevy 3500 CC DRW
2011 Harley Ultra Limited
azdryheat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2016, 08:46 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Utah
Posts: 83
Utah
my Solar system came with a similar looking wire with a ring terminal on it, its was a battery temp sensor, from the picture I can see a double conductor wire. I would say its a temp probe sending info to the control unit. - thats my best guess!!
Helidriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2016, 08:57 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Fanboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Chesapeake
Posts: 343
Virginia
It just had me curious. Thanks for the opinions


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
Scott n Cindy
2011 GMC 3500 4x4 DRW
2014 Voltage 3895 Epic3
Fanboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2016, 09:11 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
hddecker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: kamloops
Posts: 2,152
British Columbia
Quote:
Originally Posted by azdryheat View Post
I swear if I ever actually met someone responsible for building my trailer I'd probably deck him, lol.
You can take my shot at them too.

Fanboy,

Could just be the picture, but it looks like there has been some arcing on that terminal. Did you check it for power.

I can't get to my A/C manual right now, but I think I saw an electrical schematic in it.

A red ground would make sense in Dutchmens mind I'm sure, to me it means hot. But then what do I know, after all they do have the sales people design their products.

Looks like a pretty hefty wire in the picture, could be wired for a heat strip.
__________________
Jim

When I was a kid I was going nowhere fast, now I'm an old man I'm going everywhere slow.
hddecker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2016, 11:37 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Fanboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Chesapeake
Posts: 343
Virginia
Quote:
Originally Posted by hddecker View Post
You can take my shot at them too.



Fanboy,



Could just be the picture, but it looks like there has been some arcing on that terminal. Did you check it for power.



I can't get to my A/C manual right now, but I think I saw an electrical schematic in it.



A red ground would make sense in Dutchmens mind I'm sure, to me it means hot. But then what do I know, after all they do have the sales people design their products.



Looks like a pretty hefty wire in the picture, could be wired for a heat strip.


Heat strip sounds right. I also have a plug to nowhere. I was looking at heat strips (since this post) and it looks like the same plug. I think that may be a winner. I did not check for power. But no arching noticeable.
__________________
Scott n Cindy
2011 GMC 3500 4x4 DRW
2014 Voltage 3895 Epic3
Fanboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2016, 11:58 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
hddecker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: kamloops
Posts: 2,152
British Columbia
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fanboy View Post
Heat strip sounds right. I also have a plug to nowhere. I was looking at heat strips (since this post) and it looks like the same plug. I think that may be a winner. I did not check for power. But no arching noticeable.
Take a look at the power distribution panel, is there a blank on the 120 side, See if it is pre-wired and the wire matches. Then try a continuity test, with very long jumpers.
__________________
Jim

When I was a kid I was going nowhere fast, now I'm an old man I'm going everywhere slow.
hddecker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2016, 12:55 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Fanboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Chesapeake
Posts: 343
Virginia
I'll have to take a look. Thanks


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________

__________________
Scott n Cindy
2011 GMC 3500 4x4 DRW
2014 Voltage 3895 Epic3
Fanboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
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


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Dutchmen RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT. The time now is 06:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.