Breaker box full of honey

by Ruth
(Peoria, AZ, USA)

Question: How do i clean honey out of the breaker box of my travel trailer? Bees got in & that problem was taken care of, but they left behind quite a mess. It has run down in between the breakers & the plug on the side of the box looks like a corroded battery cable. I'm not sure which concerns me more; that warm weather is coming & I don't want to attract a new bunch of bees. Or if the honey is harming the breakers & wires while i'm pondering this. I guess my question is what cleaner can i try that won't damage anything? FYI--my husband & i just purchased this travel trailer (a 2000 Sunnybrook) about 6 months ago & use it as our full time home. Thank you for your time & if anyone has any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated.


Ruth Hull; Peoria,AZ



Robbie: WOW, this is the most original submission I've had ever. I would not even attempt to clean because of the damage that is going to be done when trying to clean it. I'm answering this question assuming you have Honey on the Converter electronics also. First thing I'd do is Purchase a new Converter. Write down all the colored wires on the 12V side and where they go.
Unplug the RV from 110V and tag each wire going to each breaker with a number and write it down.
Remove all the wires and remove them from the Converter. Remove and discard the old converter and clean the area it was installed and all the wires you've just removed. (Use hot soap and Water)
Plug any openings you have behind the converter to prevent the Bee's from invading in the future using steel wool or Spray Foam or Silicone.
Install the new Converter and run all the wiring the same way it was before. DO NOT USE OLD CURCUIT BREAKERS. Replace all Breakers and Fuses new. Good Luck and I'd love to have a picture for the Website.

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