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Old 09-26-2008, 01:18 AM   #141
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Hey Andrew!
Was sitting in a campground in Nebraska a couple of days ago when I happened upon your posts about the work you were doing on a '64 Globetrotter. We had a '64 Globetrotter for about 8 years. When we bought her, we put an air conditioning unit on top, painted over the purple grapes that were stenciled over the inside walls and cabinets, made curtains and covered the cushions. In July, my husband traded the '64 Globetrotter at Sagon RV in Georgia. When I looked at your posts I began to smile and have to tell you that I am absolutely thrilled to say that you have her. I was a little sad to see her go out of sight, but seeing these pictures and reading the descriptions of everything you have done for her makes me feel great.....it is the best thing that could have happened for her. My husband says that the vent that was in the roof (removed to add the air conditioner) is in the barn if you need it. Great job.........will continue to check by and see if you post more pictures. Happy trails....
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:15 AM   #142
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Wow

I am so happy to have a chance to meet the previous owners. This is great. I feel like I had an orphaned child, you know, purchasing the unit from a dealership.

I am so lad to meet you. I am putting alot of effort into restoring her. I am about to replace the axle this weekend. I will be adding new wheels with baby moons. It is going to take some time, but that is the fun part of it all.

Stay in touch. As for the vent, sure, I would like to come out and ick it up from you. Thanks in advance, Andrew

Oh, I am going to be polishing her some more today and will submit some more pictures.

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Old 09-26-2008, 09:32 AM   #143
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Andrew, just wanted to let you know I responded to your question via PM, but then I added some info when I responded on your "Visitor Page Messages."

Please let me know if you have any other questions at all, and keep up the great work!

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Old 09-26-2008, 09:57 AM   #144
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Wow, how cool is that? I always wondered about how my trailer's past... now you know! That's some seriously good Karma for you!
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:16 PM   #145
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Axle replaced

Well well well, the axle was finally replaced today. I had been procrastinating for the past few weeks. I have read so many threads about how difficult Dexter axles can be, and to be honest, this was quite possibly the easiest project yet. Easier than polishing....

So, we lifted the whole trailer, set her on railroad ties and 6x6 posts high enough that the wheels were off the round, put both jacks under the old axle and jacked it up. With the jacks holding up the old axle, it removed the old bolts, and then we simultaneously lowered the jacks and the old axle was out. Literally 25 minutes to do this.

Next we placed the new axle underneath the trailer, jacked it up into place, drilled 4 new holes, added new hardware, put new wheels on, added the baby moon hubcaps, and now the axle install is done. 3.5 hours total time invested in project including measuring and ordering, cost only $450 total parts and shipped in 2 weeks to me. Anyone can do this with the right tools. Must have impact drill, sawzaw w metal blade, 1/2 socket set, 2 3 ton floor jacks, 6x6 blocks, and music.
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Old 10-05-2008, 01:20 AM   #146
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Woo hoo! Great work! ok, I have all those tools... what's the Sawsall for?
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:20 AM   #147
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awesome! You've got some free yard art in the process. I'm trying to decide on a rusty axle mail box post, or a bird feeder.

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Old 10-05-2008, 04:51 PM   #148
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Rewire question

OK, So I have gotten this far and I figured it would not be too hard rewiring the trailer running lights and brake lights, etc. So I have the wire diagram. 1st of all, I have two other trailers that are wired and when I plug them into my female plug on my tow vehicle, everything works fine. So, my tow vehicle is wired correctly. So I have the new plug with 7 wires, 7 prongs, etc.....and I want to see if one of the amber tear drops will light up if I connect it to the correct green wire. I basically cannot get anything to light up and am in need of some instruction.

So I have white, black, green, red, brown, blue, and yellow wires that all meet at a new junction box under the trailer. I want to run one line to the red and amber running lights. I cannot get them to light up, what am I doing wrong. There has to be something that is very simple that I am not doing. HELP anyone??
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Old 10-05-2008, 04:53 PM   #149
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Woo hoo! Great work! ok, I have all those tools... what's the Sawsall for?
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To cut anything that might be in the way. I had to cut a bolt off.

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Old 10-05-2008, 05:15 PM   #150
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I cannot get them to light up, what am I doing wrong. There has to be something that is very simple that I am not doing. HELP anyone??
Andrew-

If you're sure you have power to the wire you're running, it has to be the ground. Is it too late to run a pair of wires so the ground and power are both delivered to the lights? It will probably save you headaches in the future.

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If you're sure you have power to the wire you're running, it has to be the ground. Is it too late to run a pair of wires so the ground and power are both delivered to the lights? It will probably save you headaches in the future.

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It is not too late for anything. I was wondering if it was the ground. Tomorrow morning I am going to go to a local trailer shop and ask some questions. I will also grind off the paint and make sure the round is correct. I will also check the plug to make sure all of the parts are getting power.
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also...

Andrew-

One more thought. Did you check for 12 volts with a multimeter at the new junction box on the trailer? You should be able to verify this between ground (white) and running lights (green).

I've wasted a lot of time before discovering a short between the TV and junction box.

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