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Old 08-21-2006, 06:02 PM   #1
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Hi ..I am the new proud owner of an Oleander 74, probably the first owner of one of these beautifull classic land yatch in Puerto Rico(overseas). I bougth it in ebay and I am fixing some stuff first but I am ready to connect it to power. What I needd to do this? I dont have any power cord....I dont know if I need a 7 pin power cord...I have the cord to connect it to my towing vehicle but thats it? the connection plug is a 110v or 220v? Where I need to connect the cccable? the same plug used for the towing vehicle...
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1. Which type of cable I need to plug in?
2. Mut be 110v or 220v?
3. Where i need to connect it? same plug used by me towing vehicle?
4. Any setup required to test my appliances?
5. How I test the AC? or any other appliances?


Any help, link, picture will be helpfull....thanks a lot and please contact me to help me...the new airstreamer overseas....yessssssss...jajaj Yam777
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The tow vehicle plug is only supposed to supply 12V to the charge circuit for the battery, and sends switched voltage to the lights, turn signals, and brake lights. There is also a provision for electric trailer brakes, which requires a brake control unit in your tow vehicle.
The 120V system is powered by a heavy cord that might be coiled up in the bumper compartment. It requires a strong 30A plug to hook up and run the A/C without problems. It is normally set to operate on 120V.
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Hi: Ok, and the tow plug is just for tow....How I recharge or maintain charged the battery? the 120v have a way to charge it?.....My oleander have a back door near the license plate, outside of the rear bathroom...the cable must be there or must be in the sides of the oleander? Yam
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Hi: Ok, and the tow plug is just for tow....How I recharge or maintain charged the battery? the 120v have a way to charge it?.....My oleander have a back door near the license plate, outside of the rear bathroom...the cable must be there or must be in the sides of the oleander? Yam
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The Overlander should have a device called a "UniVolt" in it, somewhere on the floor in a closet etc.
This device charges the on-board battery and at the smae time supplies 12V DC to the lights and fans, and perhaps a Radio or 12V TV.
It only works when it is plugged into a 12V A/C outlet. You do not need the 30A plug tomake this work, but you do if you want to run and test the A/C.
Once you are plugged into 120V, you can also use the wall plugs inside the trailer.
There are adapters available that plug into the 30A Shore power cord ( the one you still have to find), that allow youto plug it into a standard, grounded 120V household outlet. Do not use the A/C when you're using this adapter.
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Ok but lets clear some points..my plans are to leave the trailer at my yard connected to 120v all the time...why I cant use the AC? What i need to make all ligths,appliances,wall plugs and AC to work?
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Ok but lets clear some points..my plans are to leave the trailer at my yard connected to 120v all the time...why I cant use the AC? What i need to make all ligths,appliances,wall plugs and AC to work?
You can use the A/C, but please know that it draws a lot of amperage, especially during startup and needs a very solid 30A plug-in to function properly. If the current is limited by a small adapter, or bad wiring, then youwill run the chance of burning up the motor in teh A/C, rendering it useless.
All you need to make everything work, is a solid 30A 120V power supply to the trailer. This is providing the Converter/charger and battery system are in good working order.
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