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Old 06-23-2016, 02:54 PM   #1
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mystery wires

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the orange wire near the floor.... Water pump maybe?
any ideas
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Old 06-23-2016, 02:58 PM   #2
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mystery wire 1

black wire in overhead roll door front storage? any ideas what it is for?
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Old 06-23-2016, 04:11 PM   #3
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Is the wire hot, ~12 volts DC?
My Tradewind had a similar grommet and black wire coming out into the front roof locker. The wiring diagram indicated it was for the optional radio and is connected to the 12 volt charge line. Found the antenna wire behind the storage box. Needed to add ground and speaker wiring when I put a radio in.

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Old 06-23-2016, 04:14 PM   #4
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I'm awaiting a new converter and fuse block for 12v. i shall check it then.
Thanks for the reply.
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:01 PM   #5
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I have a 76 26' Argosy. Yes and Yes. Pump line hot when pump switch is on. I have a radio in that compartment also.

I'm the 3rd owner so I'm not sure who installed the ground wires but they are there along with those wires.

New converter and fuse box, nice. What are you doing for battery?
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Old 06-24-2016, 06:30 AM   #6
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Thanks! I have no water tank up front (po removed it). But the pump was lying (loosely) under the twin bed.

So...(silly question)... Is the antenna used for radio, tv or both?

I'm installing a boondocker 45amp and 9 circuit fuse block from best converter.com. As for battery, my local auto parts plus store sells Harris batteries. So prob a deep cycle marine around $100. Any experience with Harris batteries? Locally also have advance auto, auto zone, Walmart.

Currently have no battery box, planning on building one. Prob wood enclosure, maybe slide out tray at access door...maybe. Mounting converter to top or side of battery box.
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Kinda motley looking, but it'll shape up.


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Old 06-24-2016, 11:39 AM   #8
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Well....

Well since it looks like y'all have figured out what Rob's mystery wires were for, any guesses at these wires? This is an old picture. I have since cleaned up all the wiring, but these two could not be traced to anything. It's a 1977 20' minuet.
I'm asking about the orange and white wires.

Everything electrical is working, so I guess they either went to something that has been removed, or was never installed to begin with.

Also have another bunch of wires I'll post in a second.
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Here are the other wires. These are in the overhead storage area over the sink and stove countertop. I have a few screw holes that look like something may have been mounted under the storage cabinet, but there aren't any holes big enough for these wires to have passed through. Pre-run speaker wires maybe? If so, where are the other ends? This is a minuet, so I don't have the usual overhead cabinet on the front endcap where most stereos where installed.
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Thanks! I have no water tank up front (po removed it). But the pump was lying (loosely) under the twin bed.

So...(silly question)... Is the antenna used for radio, tv or both?

I'm installing a boondocker 45amp and 9 circuit fuse block from best converter.com. As for battery, my local auto parts plus store sells Harris batteries. So prob a deep cycle marine around $100. Any experience with Harris batteries? Locally also have advance auto, auto zone, Walmart.

Currently have no battery box, planning on building one. Prob wood enclosure, maybe slide out tray at access door...maybe. Mounting converter to top or side of battery box.
I'm at the same crossroad. The existing battery box was leaking, the exterior door is vented so water gets in there. I did go to Costco and purchased (2) 6v but now I need to build a box or vent a sealed box to the outside. Many have suggested AGM batteries to mitigate the venting issue. I'm thinking that was the way to go. But for $83 per 6v battery how can you go wrong??? They may not be the best but I'll try them out.
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Those look like speaker wires. If your trailer has no factory installed speakers then the other end are taped to the inside of the outer skin. If you can find a service for your trailer (I had to order one from Airstream) you will find the info in it on where to cut into the interior wall to find the wires. Did on mine and was within a couple of inches of the wires. Use a coat hanger bend the end and fish around to find them.
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Thanks handyman! I doubt we'll install anything, just been curious as to what they were for.
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