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Old 11-19-2007, 06:30 PM   #1
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Serious Tradewind Trivia - Electrical

We have a '59 TW and I have a toggle switch mounted on the cabinet face above the upper cabinets over the sink. This runs to a hole in the skin in the cabinet so I can't tell what it controls. Any ideas? The toggle doesn't appear to be original but the hole and the exiting wires do. Will post pics asap.

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Old 11-19-2007, 06:56 PM   #2
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Any chance it is for an exhaust fan? I am curoius to know as I will be starting on the resto project of our '56

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Old 11-19-2007, 08:24 PM   #3
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Hello bgarver , Ive got a 60 ,nothing like it on mine ,but Pm or search out
markdoane ,hes has a 59 too and is restoring it .Im sure he would know .
flyfshr has one ,so he may know too ,look for flyfshr avatar with the 59
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:31 PM   #4
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I don't have a switch in that location on my Ohio built '59 TW. There is a light mounted to the bottom of the overhead cabinet.

Exhaust was through the powered vent mounted in the ceiling, no wall exhaust.
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:04 AM   #5
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Pics will be interesting, Bob. I don't have the switch on my 1960 either.
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:19 AM   #6
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On a 64GT that I once owned, the toggle switch, as you described above the sink, was for the outside light~The exhaust fan sw was mounted inside the overhead cabinet.
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:04 AM   #7
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Welcome Bob ~

Sorry, I don't have that switch either. Is it possible a PO used old wiring from somewhere else on the trailer and hooked it up to the new switch? I suppose all things are possible on these old beauties.

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Old 01-13-2008, 11:45 PM   #8
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Old wiring

I have a 61 TW without the switch, also.

I do have a blue 12 volt wire going into a hole in the skin through the cabinet. That line was use to run a 12v light fixture. The other hole is a Romex type of wire for a 110v light fixture.

All the original wiring in my TW looks to be either Blue 10 gauge or Silver 12-2 Romex type.
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:35 AM   #9
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We had a similar switch in a similar location in our Overlander, it was a double-pole, double-throw switch for the electrical. In lay terms, it would switch the exhaust fan from 12 volt to 120 volt.
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:56 AM   #10
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I checked all my records and photos and don't remember us having a switch there. Mystery is one of the many great attributes to owning an older AS!

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