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Old 02-04-2018
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Default Blue Buttspice NOT Blue Bird!

I have never seen so many BUTT Slices in my life. Just saying----Being electrical engineer.

I am becoming more convinced that Bobby Joe, Billy Ray, Joe Don, Stevie Ray, Jamie Joe, Frank Lynn, John Michael, Bobby Jack, Charlie Clyde, David Ryan,
and Don Allan all got together in 1962 and said let's build ourselves a luxury motor home. Billy Ray got that new Sears Deluxe Craftsman table saw and David Ryan and weld, and Frank Lynn and re-wire anything, etc, etc etc
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Obviously you are woefully inexperienced with Wanderlodge wiring protocol.
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Im thinking they have held up very well. 30 year old butt splice still holding pretty good to me.
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The splices are on the ends of the wires,the wire is one piece.
I wonder how many splices have been added in 30 years?
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Wanderlodge Protocol ?

Draw as built, hammer to fit, paint to match?

OR

Measure with a micrometer,
Mark with a piece of chalk,
Cut with a chainsaw.

Butt splices indicate a lack of design and engineering..

Discovered a breaker/fuse area in the cabinet right of sink with "Electronic Master" switch in it. You have to disassemble the cabinet to get to it. I re-designed with a hinge for easier access.
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Similar to airplane ownership - the romance and glory of Wanderlodge ownership.
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BB had their ways of doing things. Having owned TT's and other camper stuff I find it hard to be critical. Over built almost to a fault but when you have seen the other side it's appreciated. 3/4 inch marine grade plywood might not be required but if you've seen what looks like furing strips and 1/8 inch leuwan I'll take the butt connectors. Will admit first time I saw them I was a bit taken aback
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I seen the but splices to, i coundn't believe it. so I wen't with the flow and added some more even though I don't use them any more. I just makeing sure I was keeping the factory look going.
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No buttspice=additional 10% retail. Nice door on electrical cabinet= additional 10% retail. I would imagine there are not a lot of people buying $4-500,000 coaches worried about buttspices or access to the electrical cabinet. Might be important to us paying 10% of original price, but not original buyers. IMHO. Ha! Buttspice.........

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