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Posted: 09/05/19 08:09pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have been grounded in Shawnee Oklahoma 3 days as of Friday.
Stopped to stat and run car everl time. Each time the battery was dead. Finally it would not crank at al even with jump box.
Tried to disconnect from coach and wife screamed at me that the(safety cable)was burning. I disconnected jump box and and tried to disconnect safety cable, which no electricity should be going to under any circumstances. I got second degree burns on left elbow where it touched the ground with hand on safety cable. Unplugged with great difficulty the four pin connector which should not have any electricity either but one pin was burned up.
Towed to Ford Dealer finally when road side assistance went back to work on Tuesday. Dealer in Shawnee was very familiar with RV. wiring to a toad. We were supposed to have had a charge wire on a six pin connector instead of this four pin, I guess. And...they wired a hot lead to the one pin of the four pin. Our "8pin"" in the Ford edge is toast. Deler pulled the burned wiring off, and it was found to not be wired properly and no diodes in the tail light/signal/brake lights.
Each time we applied the brakes in the car it tried to set fire the 8 pin computer and disconnected navigation and phone and radio speakers.
he pulled the wiring which we have, so we can drive the car without going up in smoke.
Called the CW Service Mgr in Oklahoma City on Broadway. Not cooperative. Just ketp on about 145.00 diagnostic fee, wear and tear wasn't covered, under the lifetime warranty ad so on and he could look at it but he was booked up 6 to 9 weeks out, I believe.
We are on our way to Kingman, Arizona,to help care for Wife's terminally ill little sister. We cannot wait 6 to 9 week and I also need four maintenance free house batteries to replace the T105s as, the main slide doesn't want to come in on just the house batteries, I believe, if price is reasonable. We are now stuck her in Shawnee Oklahoma City with no assistance apparently available.

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Posted: 09/05/19 09:23pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Motley RV Repair in Oklahoma City may be able to help. I don't have their number handy, but you should be able to find on the internet.


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Posted: 09/06/19 05:43am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry you've got such a mess.

You don't HAVE to have the toad lights wired. In your situation, I would be inclined to just pull the toad to Kingman without it being wired for lights. You can remove any wires at the connector on the toad and tape them so they don't short to anything. When you get to Kingman, you can get it set up at your convenience and without the pressure of having to get somewhere.

For the batteries, you can get similar GC2 batteries at Samsclub, or other battery stores like BatteriesPlus. I would think you should also be able to get the slide in and out by leaving the vehicle running. Even if not, this shouldn't prevent you from getting to Kingman, where you'll be able to get them without the pressure of needing to get somewhere.

Good luck.


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Posted: 09/06/19 07:04am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why did the Ford Dealer not repair the wiring while you were there?

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Posted: 09/06/19 08:11am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Go to Home Depot and get this magnetic trailer light kit. This will get you to your destination and you can get your issue fixed without being in crisis mode.


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Posted: 09/10/19 10:34am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

But what about the Ford dealer? Why didn't he fix this problem, or at least help with its solution? Perhaps they saved on you?

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Hello,

I am closing this topic due to lack of activity. Thank you for your time and participating. Please feel free to open a new thread on this topic in the future if you wish.

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