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Old 03-28-2016, 10:39 AM   #1
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1972 Argosy 20- Electrical

So I am in the process of redoing a 1`972 Argosy-20. It sat for a number of years so I am not too keen on plugging it in to see what (if anything) works. First thing I need is a wiring schematic for this model which I can seem to find. The panel and Univolt? thingy mounted to the floor is on the curb side of the trailer. I hadn't planned on removing the inner skin of the trailer, as it seems largely intact and cleaned up very very with a mild bleach solution. Basically I am looking for the wiring diagram, and any insight on how to upgrade the Univolt thingy to something a bit more modern. For this trailer, I do not plan on reinstalling the stove, but would like to have the frig, and make some cabinets to accommodate the frig and some storage. Any help would be awesome.

Oh yeah, I still need a replacement front Bay window and a curbside curved window. Also may be interested in the bathroom parts.
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Old 03-28-2016, 04:31 PM   #2
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Here's a thread I put up regarding the univolt replacement I did.

You can also do a search for "univolt" and be overwhelmed with a lot of really helpful information.
I'm very happy with the PD 9245. I'd replace the univolt and either rebuild the existing fuse box or get a new one. I rebuilt mine and now I'm going to pull it and install a new blade style fuse panel. Check the outlets to make sure everything is snug. Also there is a circuit breaker box for the 120 close to the univolt that should be checked out before plugging into shore power. You're wise to proceed with caution.
I think I have an electrical diagram somewhere. If I find it I'll send it along.
As to the Panorama windows, I think you'll have to look at making them out of Lexan. They're not made anymore and finding used ones apparently is pretty close to impossible.

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Old 03-28-2016, 04:46 PM   #3
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These may be of help. I would use them as something like "suggested guides" rather than rely on them to be perfectly accurate for your trailer.
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I second the PD9245 along with a new fuse panel.
Record the the fuse sizes from the Univolt then duplicate the sizes in the new fuse panel.
PM me with you email address and I will send drawings of what I did in my Argosy 26.
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