Smell from electric fusebox

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by South_Wales_Lady, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. South_Wales_Lady

    South_Wales_Lady Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2015
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    South Wales
    Just taken delivery of our new Bailey Autograph 745 and are away trying it out. There's a plastic odour coming from the electric fusebox, which I find quite overpowering as it's wired right underneath where I sit. It's not a fishy or burning smell, smells more like TCP (!!). If it were an old van I'd be asking for it to be checked out immediately but as the van is new, do you think it might just be the plasticky newness smell? I've a nasty suspicion that's what I'll be told if/when I take it to the dealer. I'd be interested to hear from any other owners of brand new vans if they'd come across the same - or any sparkles who've come across this before!
     
  2. jollyrodger

    jollyrodger Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Messages:
    3,557
    Likes Received:
    7,064
    Location:
    Plymouth
    Old or new ,personally i would be wanting to investigate it asap .you as you say are in the hot seat ..lets hope not too hot.
    Hope its nothing so you can enjoy your new van (y)
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Speve

    Speve Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2013
    Messages:
    2,029
    Likes Received:
    1,752
    Location:
    Salisbury
    No teaching you to suck eggs but have you had a look down there to see if anything has melted or getting hot?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. icantremember

    icantremember Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    5,208
    Likes Received:
    7,300
    Location:
    Nr Watton in Norfolk
    Are you on electric hook-up?
    Could it be coming from the leisure battery?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. tinkering

    tinkering Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Messages:
    210
    Likes Received:
    824
    Location:
    dorset
    A TPC smell indicates HEAT Heat in a Fuse Box means DANGER.
    Get the Dealer to collect the Vehicle ASAP
     
    • Like Like x 3
  6. Robert Clark

    Robert Clark Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2014
    Messages:
    5,818
    Likes Received:
    10,711
    Location:
    East Sussex
    Hot plastic smell from the fuse box suggests a potentially dangerous problem
    You'd not ignore this at home
    Don't ignore it in your MH
    Get it checked by your dealer ASAP


    ps. you are within your legal rights to reject faulty goods within 30 days and get a full refund - it's the law
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Informative Informative x 1
  7. South_Wales_Lady

    South_Wales_Lady Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2015
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    South Wales
    Checked both leisure batteries, both fine. Fusebox feels a bit warm, not hot, don't know if that's normal? We're going to play it safe and turn the electric off tonight and go on gas, then hopefully get it checked out tomorrow - as it happens we're in Stowford North Devon who are Bailey dealers anyway, so hopefully they'll be able to help.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  8. Speve

    Speve Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2013
    Messages:
    2,029
    Likes Received:
    1,752
    Location:
    Salisbury
    Hope you get it sorted and enjoy the rest of your trip(y)(y)(y)(y)(y)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Gorse Hill

    Gorse Hill Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2013
    Messages:
    1,498
    Likes Received:
    1,634
    Location:
    Stretford
    Shouldn't be warm unless the blow air ducting/boiler within very close proximity you made the right decision to go on gas for the night and get it checked asap better to be safe than sorry probably nothing but you never know
     
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...

Share This Page