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Old 02-19-2017, 10:09 PM   #1
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Potential Vegas Problem

Was working under the hood of my Vegas today and had a little problem.

In the picture are the two vent hoses that go from the radiator support past the battery into the coach dash to provide fresh air .
The top picture shows the hoses post problem after I rerouted them.
The issue was the hose on the left was originally routed over top of the breaker ( you can see the top lug) .
Apparently the lug was rubbing against the hose and when I put a little side pressure on the hose while checking the battery the lug contacted springy wire inside the hose and it shorted.
The wire instantly turned into a bulb filament glowing red ,melting the hose and burning me.
I cut the damaged hose , properly routed it and reattached it .
Something for you Vegas owners to check on your rigs.
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Old 02-19-2017, 10:41 PM   #2
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Hope you didn't get burned seriously. Did the hose wire contact the positive lug and go to ground thru the hose? Thanks for the heads up. Would be good to provide some insulation on exposed positive lugs and post.
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Old 02-19-2017, 11:56 PM   #3
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Don't know how it found ground but it sure lit up !
It burned me enough to get my attention but nothing serious.
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Old 02-20-2017, 12:27 AM   #4
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Wow, glad you weren't seriously hurt! That had the potential to start a serious fire!!!
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Old 02-20-2017, 11:23 AM   #5
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Glad you weren't seriously hurt and that you didn't find that on the road.

Our vent hoses go well above the battery.
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