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Old 01-22-2011, 06:23 PM   #29
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Found the RV store down the road is now a camping world. spent $250 just on lil stuff. Drain lines, power connecters, chock blocks, leveling jacks. One could get in trouble easily in there.


I think i'll go with painted steel LP tanks for now. Aluminum is shiny and has a greater tendency to walk off around here. Ill be leaving the as unattended in a park for 2 weeks occasionally.

Spent past few days cleaning. More cleaning and fuse holder replacement on univolt tomorrow.
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:51 PM   #30
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Cleaned out an old rats nest between water heater and univolt model 30. Discovered why univolt was missing fuse and ground wire from circuit panel to univolt was cut. Buss fuse holder contact unsoldered and Rectifier seems bad. blows shore power fuse when energized. Anyone have a univolt wiring schematic? I found a model 35 schematic. Hopefully I can repair with spare parts on hand. If not I'll order a new inverter.


Just above the univolt is a switch box. In mine the wires are tied together. Am I missing a cut off switch?

Can anyone tell me the typical 120 breaker layout?

I'd like to put stove back on. How is the base typically mounted at wall?
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:09 PM   #31
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Teufel IMO go ahead and order a new converter(not inverter). Those old univolts cook batteries in no time. They are not worth repairing.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:37 PM   #32
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Teufel IMO go ahead and order a new converter(not inverter). Those old univolts cook batteries in no time. They are not worth repairing.
Plan to replace in long run, but AS $ is limited over next 2 months. If I can get other systems online without replacement. I'll replace univolt now.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:06 AM   #33
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Teufel check out this converter from Best converters. talk to Randy he is a forum member here.
PD 9245C 45 Amp RV Converter/Charger

Considering that most everything runs on 12VDC you need a converter first.
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Old 01-25-2011, 07:39 PM   #34
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Teufel check out this converter from Best converters. talk to Randy he is a forum member here.
PD 9245C 45 Amp RV Converter/Charger

Considering that most everything runs on 12VDC you need a converter first.

Emailed Randy. He confirmed the PD 9245c should work fine. Possible better choice would be DLS-45. It has a higher voltage output during boost and will charge and condition better. I'll spend tonight researching the two. The current plan is to mount converter back in the same spot. I may mount next to main breaker in street side rear bathroom cabinet.

Ordered some parts form inland rv today. refrigerator vent cover, weather stripping, window operator, cabinet latches, and barrel nuts for window latches.

I'm short 11 barrel nuts. They had 7 in stock. Anyone know where to obtain more from? I have some hpde and stainless stock. I could make some if need be, but time is short.
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Teufel Fastenal carries them. they are available in stainless steel. They are called acorn nuts.
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:32 PM   #36
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Teufel Fastenal carries them. they are available in stainless steel. They are called acorn nuts.

Maybe, I'm missing something here. An acorn nut is a end cap shaped like a acorn. What I'm referring to is called a dowel nut or barrel nut.

It's used to move the window latch back and forth. Picture can be found in one of my earlier posts.
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It must be me that is missing something. I can't find the picture you are refering to. I tried searching Fastenal for Barrel or dowel nuts and did not get a match. If you could post the pic ture I will try to find it at Fastenal.
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:13 PM   #38
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It must be me that is missing something. I can't find the picture you are refering to. I tried searching Fastenal for Barrel or dowel nuts and did not get a match. If you could post the pic ture I will try to find it at Fastenal.
I've checked fastenal and mcmastercarr. No luck yet.

There's a small cross/dowel/barrel nut that's broken in the pic. That's the piece I'm looking for. it's approximately 1.5"x5/16" The thread is close to 1/4-20tpi. I'm guessing as I don't have a whole one.

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Old 01-26-2011, 06:07 PM   #39
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Dls-45 w/iq4 ordered from bestconverter. No time to play with univolt. Work just dropped another major upgrade on me.

Ordering mattresses next week from foamdistributing. Thinking 5" hdhq36 w/ 4" 5.5# memory foam.
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:18 PM   #40
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Let there be light. Converter arrived this afternoon. Its not permanently installed. I'm installing a switched outlet in the wall box tomorrow. The dls45 came with a 120 cord. I have to replace bulbs in a few spots and check the bath light fixture. Any tips on rehabilitating the aluminum fixtures? Swivel sockets are stiff.

Any clue what this switch goes to? Its mounted above the stove. Owners manual referred to it as utility center.
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:41 PM   #41
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i think the switch is for the water pump. haven't gotten to that yet. pump is still covered in funk. i learned this evening. I'm missing a few pieces from water system. check valve, regulator, and pressure relief have been removed. Just more to go on fix list.
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:44 PM   #42
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Goodies from inland arrived. repaired and installed 7 window latches. Making more dowel nuts this weekend if I don't drive home.

Berth and bath scrubbed clean.

Need to rewire furnace thermostat. Rats ate wires at one point. Furnace needs to be removed to clean. Overhead storage street side needs to be rebuilt. Previous water damage from vent took its toll. Hung bunk in bracket and bottom fell out near vent.

Beds should be here soon.
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