TrailManor Owner's Forum  

Go Back   TrailManor Owner's Forum > TrailManor Owners Community > Prospective Owner Questions
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-30-2014, 07:55 PM   #1
tlindstrand
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 9
Default Cords hanging on Drivers side

So on the back side of TM there are the electrical cords. I bought mine used, and the dealer zip tied the cords onto the torsion bars. I have to make sure I cut the zip tie before opening. But I'm worried I might forget once, then when I pop it up the wires might get pulled too hard and ripped from the trailer when it opens. I know there has to be a better way? If I don't have the cords zip tied on the torsion bar when folded down they would hang dangerously to low to the ground and tire while traveling. Any suggestions? Zip ties work, but that can't be the solution.
tlindstrand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2014, 08:53 PM   #2
Bill
Site Team
 
Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: The mountains of Scottsdale, AZ, and the beaches of Maine
Posts: 9,602
Default

A photo of the problem area would help. I can't imagine anything being tied to the torsion bars, which are under the trailer. Perhaps you mean the lift arm - the white rectangular bar?

Bill
__________________
2020 2720QS (aka 2720SL)
2014 Ford F-150 4WD 5.0L
Bill's Tech Stuff album
Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2014, 08:59 PM   #3
Redtail Cruiser
TrailManor Master
 
Redtail Cruiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North San Diego County (Fallbrook)
Posts: 632
Default

When secured properly with the zip ties or with plastic fasteners, you can open and close your TM with no damage to the electric cords. If no one else posts a photo of the proper positioning of the cord and fastener, I will post one when I pull my rig out later this week.
__________________
Tim




"A man creates his own legacy. Create a legendary life"
Redtail Cruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2014, 03:08 AM   #4
rvcycleguy
TrailManor Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: New Braunfels, Texas
Posts: 919
Default

Mine are zipped to the lift arm. There is a happy medium between too tight and too loose. There should be several plastic guides on that lift arm that secure the heavy cord and on mine, several smaller wires run on the backside channel or inside of the lift arm behind the white plastic cover that runs the length of that arm. My unit is stored off site from my home so I cannot provide a photo at this time.
__________________
rvcycleguy

TM-2002 3124KB
TV-2003 Toyota Tundra V8 4.7L. Fact. Tow Pkg, air bags
2006 Suzuki Boulevard C50c Motorcycle- crashed- parted out
1956 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Motorcycle-sold
2006 Harley Road King
rvcycleguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2014, 04:46 AM   #5
scrubjaysnest
TrailManor Master
 
scrubjaysnest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Big Bend area, Florida
Posts: 2,120
Default

We are packed and ready to go, as soon as the sun is up I'll get a pic in the folded position and when we get to the CG this afternoon. May not be able to post them before wed though as tonights and tomorrows stop have poor cell coverage for the hotspot.
__________________
Axis 24.1 E 450 chassis, 6 spd tranny. GVWR 14500# GVCWR 22000 # GW(scales) 12400 #
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

mods: 2- 100 watt solar panels, on roof, 300 watts portable



They who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. Benjamin Franklin
scrubjaysnest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2014, 08:31 AM   #6
Padgett
TrailManor Master
 
Padgett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Orlando
Posts: 2,794
Default

You mean the wires in the picture ? Those are 12v and 120v supply to the roof modules/lights/AC.

Have mixed feelings:
1) could put in a channel on the strut
2) without a channel, can see if fraying begins.

Of course if in a channel they won't fray and are not exposed to weather/sunlight.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	hangdownwire.jpg
Views:	247
Size:	20.2 KB
ID:	10988  
__________________
Looking for a 24/17 in or near Florida.
Padgett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2014, 08:44 AM   #7
LoveToCamp
TrailManor Master
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Centennial, Colorado
Posts: 877
Default

OP, there should be sufficient slack in the cords at the "upper" end of the lift arm so that the cords are not pulled tight by lifting or lowering of the shell. If there is not sufficient slack, you may need to pull some of the wiring from under the body, up the lift arm to allow for sufficient slack.

Let us know what you find. The zip ties are on all of our units, and we don't have to remove them to open or close our TMs.
LoveToCamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2014, 09:03 AM   #8
tentcamper
TrailManor Master
 
tentcamper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Somerset, OH
Posts: 1,868
Default

I don't have the cords hanging down when the unit is down. The cords are tied to the arms and there is a little slack at the arm/top shell intersection that has a lose tie wrap that is connected to a loop that holds the lose cord up when the shell is down. I don't have a pic of it, but sure someone has a pic??
__________________
Art & Joyce
Current camper: Motor Home
Previous: 2009, 3023-QB and 2003 2720
tentcamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2014, 07:23 PM   #9
scrubjaysnest
TrailManor Master
 
scrubjaysnest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Big Bend area, Florida
Posts: 2,120
Default

I've had to replace mine already, the white ty raps aren't UV resistant where as the black ones are.
__________________
Axis 24.1 E 450 chassis, 6 spd tranny. GVWR 14500# GVCWR 22000 # GW(scales) 12400 #
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

mods: 2- 100 watt solar panels, on roof, 300 watts portable



They who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. Benjamin Franklin
scrubjaysnest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2014, 12:08 PM   #10
tlindstrand
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 9
Default

Sorry, I might have explained it wrong and not torsion bar, yes its the rectangular white lift bars. When folded down I need to zip tie cords to that. I'm only asking because the sales guy did it for us, and it just seemed strange to zip tie the cords and told us to "remember to cut tie before you open it" I tried to take a picture and post, but I think I need to be site sponser to post that, its not letting me. Besides I need to do that anyway, I have gotten great info from everyone!!!
tlindstrand is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wobbly lowering mbd4kids Exterior 10 06-29-2011 10:34 AM
First trip wheel well leak drivers side on 3023 kevinarthur Plumbing 7 06-16-2008 07:34 PM
Do you sleep with your head on the door side? B_and_D General TrailManor Topics 19 06-27-2006 10:27 AM
Side Bed Seals Carol General Maintenance and Cleaning 7 10-04-2003 03:02 PM
TORSION BARS General Maintenance and Cleaning 14 08-11-2002 05:10 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 2021 Trailmanor Owners Page.