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Old 09-16-2013, 11:57 PM   #15
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I am still waiting for my parts to arrive so that I can make a small start on my large project. In the meantime I have been reading several threads on different points of interest and have a few more questions. On the electrical front, I found an individual who posted his version of a univolt replacement and who had replaced all of the fuses from his original fuse block onto one 9 slot fuse block. Is this kosher? Also, my rear bumper storage is gone. Could anyone tell me the size, material and means of fastening so that I can fabricate and replace this item. Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-17-2013, 07:42 AM   #16
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Replacement Fuse Block and Rear Storage Area...

Hi olddad8,

For the fuse block:- in this case, there are nine (9) points of connection to the various circuits needed. Each circuit is fed by a properly amp fuse (5, 10, 15, etc.). So, it is kosher.

Regarding the rear storage area, there are three (3) components - lid, bumper and floor. The floor was part of the belly pan. The lid has a piano hinge and another piece of AL as a cover with a slight bend. I think you would be best getting a salvaged piece for this. And, in my case the bumper is Aluminum. The width of the storage case was ~61" between both 'C' channels (main support beams) and 12" deep.

I replaced my storage floor with a piece of SS expanded metal, see here -

I trust this gives you some idea what should have been back there.


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Old 09-17-2013, 10:04 AM   #17
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Thanks for the input. This helps a great deal and looks like the right idea for this application.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:28 PM   #18
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It is pretty frustrating that I cannot get time to work on my trailer. I have so much that I want to get done before winter. I had a few minutes tonight so I hooked up my Argosy to my 2005 Trailblazer so that I could at least check the exterior lights. The lights all seem to have power and working bulbs, but they do not work properly. That is the turn signals, etc. do not correspond to the proper input from the TV. I checked the wiring diagram from the owner's manual from the TV and the Argosy, and they do not match. Any input?
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:43 PM   #19
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You will need to rewire the 7 pin plug on the Argosy to match your TV. Vintage trailers were not wired to today's standards.
You can use a battery charger to identify each of the circuits on the trailer.
If your TV's owners manual doesn't have the pin identification. You can find the info on web sites like

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