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    Eureka Yellow Jacket central vac fire

    Does anyone have a Eureka Yellow Jacket Central vacuum that caused fire?�� Ours shorted out causing a fire and burnt our wiring harness. (2011 Big Country fifth wheel) I was standing by the camper when I heard it then there was smoke and then flames shooting from the vent beside the vacuum. Two fire extinguishers were used to get fire out.

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    Re: Eureka Yellow Jacket central vac fire

    I have never heard of that happening.
    What wiring harness got burned?
    Good you got the fire out before more serious damage or injury.

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    Re: Eureka Yellow Jacket central vac fire

    I'm also curious about the wiring harness. As I recall, my Yellow Jacket has a standard power cord and a couple of low voltage wires that go to the port where the hose connects.


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    Re: Eureka Yellow Jacket central vac fire

    Quote Originally Posted by danemayer View Post
    I'm also curious about the wiring harness. As I recall, my Yellow Jacket has a standard power cord and a couple of low voltage wires that go to the port where the hose connects.
    Maybe it was the wiring harness that started the fire. It goes to the shop next Thursday so we will find out more. Or maybe neither but both sweeper and wiring harness are burnt. Wiring harness is main wire system that runs through our camper.

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    Re: Eureka Yellow Jacket central vac fire

    My sister in law bought a used 2012 Bighorn a few years ago, upon further investigation we discovered the Yellowjacket vac behind the basement wall had some burned wires and melted plastic. We never tried to operate it.


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    Re: Eureka Yellow Jacket central vac fire

    Well I suppose I'll have to inspect.?

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    Re: Eureka Yellow Jacket central vac fire

    Quote Originally Posted by TravelTiger View Post
    My sister in law bought a used 2012 Bighorn a few years ago, upon further investigation we discovered the Yellowjacket vac behind the basement wall had some burned wires and melted plastic. We never tried to operate it.


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    Thatís exactly where ours is located! I used the Yellowjacket vac about an hour before! We are pretty sure thatís what started it!! Because if the fire our wiring harness burnt too!! I update you next week after the camper is evaluated by the shop.
    If she still has that camper I would get it checked out.

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    Re: Eureka Yellow Jacket central vac fire

    Quote Originally Posted by Harley1993rider View Post
    Thatís exactly where ours is located! I used the Yellowjacket vac about an hour before! We are pretty sure thatís what started it!! Because if the fire our wiring harness burnt too!! I update you next week after the camper is evaluated by the shop.
    If she still has that camper I would get it checked out.
    Can you explain precisely what you mean by "wiring harness"?

    As anyone who has taken down the rear wall of the pass through storage has discovered, Heartland has nothing that would typically be called a wiring harness. Rather it's just a lot of individual wires.

    Are you the original owner of this trailer?


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    Re: Eureka Yellow Jacket central vac fire

    Quote Originally Posted by danemayer View Post
    Can you explain precisely what you mean by "wiring harness"?

    As anyone who has taken down the rear wall of the pass through storage has discovered, Heartland has nothing that would typically be called a wiring harness. Rather it's just a lot of individual wires.

    Are you the original owner of this trailer?
    Yes, We are the original owner.

    RV wiring harness is vehicle-specific and plugs into the existing wiring system

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    Re: Eureka Yellow Jacket central vac fire

    Can you post a couple pictures of the damage?

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