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Old 05-13-2005, 02:17 PM   #1
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Hello fellow '73ers

I have one of these rigs and wanted to see if we could get this forum goin a little bit more. I am looking at replacing the Univolt system with an intellipower converter very soon. Last year sucked as the previous owner had rigged up a battery charger to charge the battery that ran the 12v system...not very good. Where is the Univolt box in our rigs. Also, do we all have rear bath or were some rear bedroom?
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Old 05-13-2005, 02:35 PM   #2
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Welcome KL8ton!

I am a newbie here as well. There is a plethora of information in these forums. You just need to look. If you run a search on "Univolt" for example you will find that there are many threads on that alone.

I think I've read that your trailer came in a rear twin config as well as the rear bath but don't quote me. I'm sure there are many other 73' owners out there that can answer that.

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Old 05-13-2005, 03:57 PM   #3
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Welcome! I am not certain where your box is, (sorry) Mine was in the bath closet, under the false floor, yours should be close to your Fuse terminal and AC Breaker box. Recently Changed out the Univolt in our Argosy 24'
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Old 05-13-2005, 04:14 PM   #4
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Your univolt was hidden underneath the bath tub side wall.

Look in the rear curbside closet.

Look at the bottom of the panel that separates the closet wall from the bathroom.

At the bottom of that panel, next to the side wall, you should find a small section of plywood held in place with some screws.

Remove that panel.

That's where the original univolt on a 73-31 was located, along with all the wires.

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Old 05-13-2005, 05:51 PM   #5
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I have one of these rigs and wanted to see if we could get this forum goin a little bit more. I am looking at replacing the Univolt system with an intellipower converter very soon. Last year sucked as the previous owner had rigged up a battery charger to charge the battery that ran the 12v system...not very good. Where is the Univolt box in our rigs. Also, do we all have rear bath or were some rear bedroom?
When you are ready to get your new InteliPower check out www.bestconverter.com
The site is owned by a fellow forums member. He will give you a discount if you mention that you are a forums member. He also includes the Charge Wizard with your order.
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Old 05-13-2005, 09:56 PM   #6
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Having nearly completed my '72 Overlander, I have now started on my '73 Sovereign center bath. I'm doing a little work on it right now but hope to have it ready sometime this summer.

As usual, taking longer than I'd like.

I have an Intellipower with charge wizard that I'm ready to hook up here in the next few days, so we'll see how that goes. (I'm really just putting off finishing the bathroom.) I installed the new refrig today.

My power supply (and battery box) is up forward, just aft of the door under the oven (which has been removed). So far as I can tell, the 12v electrical system is okay, as I got some lights to work when I hooked up the battery.
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:43 PM   #7
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Andy,

I have a 73 Soverign and am looking for the converter. Where you have described is a fuse panel with about 8 fuses on the bath seperator wall. Where is the plywood? How can I tell if I have a converter and if it is working.

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Old 11-14-2008, 03:32 PM   #8
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To all 73ers
I havd a 73, 29ft, Ambassdor that had a Univolt under the stove and it was just above the battery box. I removed the Univolt and install an Intelipower 9200 and new fuse box. I installed a 50amp fuse one each postive and negitave cable from battery to IPC and a 30 amp fuse between each postive lead to the fuse box. Maybe this was overkill, but it worked.
I hope I upload the pics of the old Univolt and the Intelipower 9200.
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Old 11-14-2008, 05:22 PM   #9
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Greetings fellow 73er

I don't know where the univolt is on a S.O.Y. ( some other year ) . But mine was tucked in next to the bathroom closet.
Anyway my reason for posting was to mention that there is a good chance that you won't find it. Why would the previous owner leave a broken or obsolete charger in the trailer. I had an Iota charger put in my trailer. The dealer said that Iota gave better customer service than a S.O.C. ( some other charger) Dave
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:11 PM   #10
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I'm happy to be in the club with my '73 31' Excella. My Univolt is up front under the range in this rear bedroom, side bath trailer. I am wanting to replace the Univolt but not to brave about getting into the rewiring. I would really appreciate some pictures of this project.

I'm thinking of waiting so that I can incorporate some solar panels to recharge when boondocking and keep the batteries healthy.

Anyway, I love the seventies vintage trailers.
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:52 PM   #11
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HI, as Andy stated the uni-volt is in the back curb side closet on the right bottom with the fuse box in the 73 31' Sovereign. Nice job Andy. You are right.

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