Originally Posted by sundancer 87
So far I enjoy my 3800, however, the more I add my personal touches and dig into the inner workings of this thing the more I find interesting time, and money, saving techniques used by Dutchman.
The quick connector in of itself is a quick way to attach wires together. I have used many of them over the years without problems and will continue to do so. But, I do and will take the time to separate the wires just to give me that added bit of insurance that sometime down the line I won't be creating an electrical problem that could blow fuses and potentially cause a fire.
It makes one wonder exactly how much money is saved by not taking the extra 5 seconds to separate the wires before using the quick connects. Apparently enough money is saved to buy a large liability policy and have a gaggle of lawyers on retainer.
This connection was found in the overhead light in the bedroom, the reading light as it were. Another instance of this was located at the propane sensor at the end of the counter. The twist nuts are a cheap way to connect wiring but installing the quick connectors in this fashion is pushing the envelope in my opinion.
Those connectors are nothing but a "SHORT" cut to disaster waiting to happen. There is no excuse to be using them in manufacturing. They lay in the wiring harness before the walls get covered, so why do they need to due any splicing.
When I do any wiring I always try to run a wire back to a junction, which in the case of most of the RV lights that I have looked at have a terminal to run the next light the line off of.
I have seen more electrical failures as a result of using this connector in the wrong environment. They are prone to corrosion when used in areas where moisture can attack them.
On the very rare occasion where I could not get back to a junction or make proper line splice, I use liquid electrical tape to totally seal them. Then a wrap of electrical tape around the 2 wire side so that there is no strain put on the connector.
The more I read on this forum the more disappionted I am that I bought another Thor product.