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Old 08-13-2018, 07:47 PM   #1
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Wires Through Floor Below Furnace? 2015 19'

Im finally getting around to opening up the storage space below the refrigerator and furnace in my 2015 19, and will be adding an additional cabinet door below the furnace. There are 3 wires (they look like 14 gauge) running from below the furnace and down through the floor a light blue THHN and a joined red/black wire pair - see image. Im planning to just splice in an additional length of wire for each one and re-route them along the bottom of the furnace and then down through a new 1/4 hole through the floor along the edge of the cabinet, between the original door and the new door.

Can anyone tell me what these wires are for? I recall that a few of you have opened up that space, and am hoping that someone has determined what these wires are for. I tried to trace them, but they disappear into the quagmire of split loom under the trailer and into the wiring bundle along the outside wall behind the bathroom, so that didn't go so well.
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:29 PM   #2
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Based on location and color, the blue one may well be to the brakes. (I am guessing only)
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Im finally getting around to opening up the storage space below the refrigerator and furnace in my 2015 19, and will be adding an additional cabinet door below the furnace. There are 3 wires (they look like 14 gauge) running from below the furnace and down through the floor a light blue THHN and a joined red/black wire pair - see image. Im planning to just splice in an additional length of wire for each one and re-route them along the bottom of the furnace and then down through a new 1/4 hole through the floor along the edge of the cabinet, between the original door and the new door.

Can anyone tell me what these wires are for? I recall that a few of you have opened up that space, and am hoping that someone has determined what these wires are for. I tried to trace them, but they disappear into the quagmire of split loom under the trailer and into the wiring bundle along the outside wall behind the bathroom, so that didn't go so well.
Never did find out what they were for . Just added more wire and everything has been fine . Pat
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Old 08-13-2018, 10:26 PM   #4
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Never did find out what they were for . Just added more wire and everything has been fine . Pat
Ditto, but I'd guess the blue is for the brakes.

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Ditto, but I'd guess the blue is for the brakes.

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Good to know Ron ! Pat
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Actually, on second thought, maybe it goes to the furnace. Can't remember.

As long as the spliced in wires are the same gage, it's no biggie. The one thing that I do know is that my splices were soldered and heat shrunk.

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Actually, on second thought, maybe it goes to the furnace. Can't remember.

As long as the spliced in wires are the same gage, it's no biggie. The one thing that I do know is that my splices were soldered and heat shrunk.

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You know Ron I think that was it oh well . I am not a electrical genius , I crimped with a butt splice and taped . But the wires were correct gauge . Pat
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if you use butt splices, use the marine grade ones, AND a proper crimper.

these sorts of crimpers rarely do a decent job.
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these sorts of ratchet crimpers are better, at least they insure you get the standard amount of pressure on the crimp, but they are unweildy in tight spaces, and the cheaper ones have sloppy tolerances.
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my favorite is this Panduit tool, which is more manual, but does a very good job with a bit of finesse.
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if you use butt splices, use the marine grade ones, AND a proper crimper.

these sorts of crimpers rarely do a decent job.
John I used my electrical Klein crimper but regular splices ? Next time I'll get better butt spices , I promise . Pat
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Does this crimper make my butt look big?
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