Patrick of Dallas, TX had been towing with his 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser for months, until a run with a rental bivouac angry his barter into a brawl of fire. Can we bulk out what happened?
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Patrick took to FJCruiserForums to allotment his plight, video and a few pictures as able-bodied as a abundant annual of the adventure and some admonition to added owners acquisitive to angle up bivouac base to an FJ. But best importantly, he declared his antecedent as to why his off-roader was captivated by blaze and bargain to rubble.
Yes, it’s in account mode. Let’s move on.
Basically, he’d had his bivouac base installed by a able and the barter had been towing his camper for a brace incident-free years. The camper acclimated a seven-pin connector. On the day he pulled a busy account bivouac from Home Depot, acute him to angle up his four-pin adapter for the aboriginal time, he was flagged bottomward by addition motorist who was abashed to beam the FJ was billowing smoke.
Patrick had been towing the bivouac for central twenty minutes.
He alleged 911 and the blaze administration was accomplished quickly, absolutely application some of the car-fire aition techniques we’ve discussed before. The blaze was put out, the Dallas Blaze Administration annoyed with the scene’s safety, and a tow barter was beatific to aces up the broiled FJ.
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But by the time the wrecker could access on scene, about an hour later, smoke appeared again… and anon 4X4 was absolutely engulfed in bonfire and obliterated. DFD alternate to accomplishment the job, absolutely with a little embarrassment.
Patrick has some account about what ability accept happened, but he admits his appraisal is abstract and declines to specify the base installer “in case he’s wrong,” which is a chic move. What the hell do you anticipate happened here?
In his own words:
“I had been trailering my pop-up camper for about two years and application the 7 pin annular connector. I had never had the befalling to use the 4 pin collapsed connectoruntil that acute day back I busy a baby 8 bottom account bivouac from Home Depot, which had no electric brakes. So this would be the aboriginal time I acclimated the collapsed connector. So for a continued time I anticipation the collapsed connectorand base MUST be different, and whatever was complex in the aberration is what acquired the fire. But, not so fast! Although I can’t prove it, I’ve additionally consistently acquainted the account bivouac charge accept had a arena fault, and back that was the aboriginal time I had pulled annihilation but the camper afresh it’s accessible that the aforementioned aftereffect could accept happened if the camper had anytime had a arena fault.
When I busy the baby account bivouac I arrested the anchor lights at the time, they were working. It’s still accessible to accept a arena accountability and the bivouac lights still work. So my acceptance is the bivouac had a arena accountability of some type. Afresh my aing acceptance is that my bivouac accouter wiringwas not alloyed correctly, or not at all, or there was a absolute storm of some added base problem.”
“This is the artefact that my able installer had me acquirement for them to install:
I didn’t apprehend it at the time, but this agency they were blame me into the “easier” way – that is, arch into the appendage ablaze harnesseswith adapters, instead of application the pre-wired cable furnished with the vehicle, which would accept appropriate added assignment with switches and fuses.
Anyway, apprehension on the accession there is a red advance that stubs out of the accouter box – this advance is declared to affix to the array via the 10 amp chicken agglutinate lead. So now I’m activity to accomplish the bound acceptance that possibly (again, not proven) that the agglutinate was not used, or was afield oversized. Possibly the “easy” avenue was to wire the red wire anon to the atramentous wire that routes to the battery.
So, if that’s what happened, and in the case of the bivouac arena fault, afresh an absolute bulk of accepted (something like 600 amps or so) could accept been on that red wire, which bent on fire, and bent the added leads on fire.”
Hat tip to Kamil Kaluski!
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