I guess this really shouldn't be considered a modification as it should have been addressed at the factory. While inspecting the underside of our 2018 Spree Escape 181RB, I noticed how the positive power wire is routed. It has started rubbing the insulation as it goes through the frame cross members. I cut lengths of 1/4" fuel hose, slit them, then placed them onto the wire and secured them with electrical tape (although they were tight enough on their own). I'm thinking that grommets could/should have been installed when the trailer was built.
The first two pictures are BEFORE; the last one is showing the mod with the hose acting as protection.
Last Edit: Jun 29, 2020 15:53:29 GMT -5 by 1980ttop
See that clearance light on the side near the front? When I took a factory tour, I called them out on the horrible holes they drilled for a single wire. They absolutely destroyed the structural integrity of the corner framing by drilling thru with a dull 5/8" bit both ways for that one little wire. There was little of the 1" x 1" frame left and that single wire was run thru the burrs. The apex of that curve needs the most strength, but that is where they destroyed it. They made excuses and no change in this nonsense. You can't see it, but you may experience loss of clearance lights, possible fire hazard or a sagging corner. Try to see where your wire goes and see if there may be a problem, it was an Escape a few years earlier than yours.
Post by wyomingguy1 on Jul 25, 2020 20:27:53 GMT -5
I had the same problem with mine, the electric brake line is what that is and I noticed mine was pulled to tight also. I removed it from the brakes then pulled it back and using the P straps like on the propane line mounted it under the frame with the propane line. It gave me more slack and now the wires going to the brake drums are no longer pulled tight. Kind of a safety issue in my mind.