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[ad#block] On our way to California, one of our 5th wheel tires blew. When it shredded, the tread tore into the undercarriage of the RV, ripping out some wiring. We no longer have electricity to any lights in our slide out. Our stereo in the slide out is receiving electricity, but the speaker wires were pulled out as well, so we have no sound. We have nearly no electrical knowledge, but we fed the wires back up through the hole they were pulled from, and attempted to reconnect the wires. They are color coded black and white, and through all of our attempts, we were unable to get the lights to come on. We changed out the fuse, and in the process of trying to reconnect wires, we blew the new fuse we put in. We’re thinking maybe we’re missing the ground wire, but we don’t see any wires sticking out anywhere, or any that don’t seem to have a match. If you think this is the ground, how do we go about locating the ground wire and where would we ground it to?
This electrical question came from: Brent, a RV Owner in South San Francisco, California.
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Additional Comments: What a great resource, we’re at our wits end! THANKS!!
Thanks for your electrical question Brent.
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Brent, if this is the wiring for a 120 volt circuit then yes, there should be a ground wire. The wiring in the affected undercarriage area should be closely inspected and if there are any areas where the circuit wiring has been damaged then it will either need to be repaired or replaced in order to restore the power to the circuit.
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