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Old 10-22-2013, 09:57 PM   #15
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that looks like a jackpot .. fishing pole,, lantern, and coffee holder.. cool.

good luck and keep us posted.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:27 PM   #16
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Congratulations and I think it's exciting!
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:09 AM   #17
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Hey, that's not too bad at all! I've seen ones that were used as chicken coops, so you got off easy Who knows, maybe you can finance your resto with some hidden treasure you find in there
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:23 AM   #18
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If you find evidence of aliens the history channel is having a special and maybe you get a cameo! Lol looks pretty good would like to see pictures after the clean out!
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:59 AM   #19
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I have a 77 also. That is a 36 year old trailer that has not seen service for a number of years so check things over closely. The disk brakes from that year can be a problem. I replaced mine with more reliable electric drum brakes. Leaks in the back and bent frames are also a problem, if it is a rear bath. Being in CA may have left it in better condition as the frames rust in Florida or when exposed to Salt from Northern roads. Check and replace the axles, if necessary, as frozen axles will destroy the trailer, if used on rough roads.
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:51 PM   #20
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Ok, update, got the 110 working, all outlets & what appears to be a converter for the batteries . 2 brand new batteries but NO juice to ant if the lights. Main power does not display anything. Is there a main switch I'm missing?
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:22 PM   #21
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Ok, update, got the 110 working, all outlets & what appears to be a converter for the batteries . 2 brand new batteries but NO juice to ant if the lights. Main power does not display anything. Is there a main switch I'm missing?
There will be a battery isolation switch, normally a solenoid with a rotary switch but sometimes just a household 120 VAC toggle.
Your 12 volt lights and appliances won't work til you find it.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:51 PM   #22
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Ok, update, got the 110 working, all outlets & what appears to be a converter for the batteries . 2 brand new batteries but NO juice to ant if the lights. Main power does not display anything. Is there a main switch I'm missing?
my 77 Sovereign had no switch but did have the big glass fuses 50amp or 30amp I can't remember which but they looked good but were bad,replaced them and clean fuse connection up a bit and 12v worked fine.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:42 AM   #23
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my 77 Sovereign had no switch but did have the big glass fuses 50amp or 30amp I can't remember which but they looked good but were bad,replaced them and clean fuse connection up a bit and 12v worked fine.
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Come to think of it, I had same experience on a '76 Safari 23. Big 30 amp cartridge shaped fuse.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:04 PM   #24
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Replaced all the 50 amp fuses. Found out I have no power from the panel to the main box, (shows battery, tank status ect. Anyone know how to get to the wiring harness ? Just can't figure this out
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There isn't a wiring harness per se.
There is 120 VAC wiring from the breaker box in the rear of your trailer that is only hot when you plug into shore power,
And there is 12 VDC wiring from the DC distribution panel (where you found the fuses) to all the the 12 volt lights, and appliances (furnace, fans, water pump, etc,)
The point where 120 VAC and 12 VDC meet is at the converter-charger, in your case an elderly Univolt that needs to be yanked out and replaced with a Iota DLS-55.
P.S. You still have not found the 12 volt isolation switch.
Wish I was there to help.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:56 PM   #26
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Replaced all the 50 amp fuses. Found out I have no power from the panel to the main box, (shows battery, tank status ect. Anyone know how to get to the wiring harness ? Just can't figure this out
Are you sure you have power to 12v fuse panel? What about that isolation switch?
You'll learn the ins and outs of your trailer before you know it. It is frustrating when the simple things don't cooperate.
How bout adding some pictures of the various things so when can see what's going on. I'm no expert but always willing to share what little I know.
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Are you sure you have power to 12v fuse panel? What about that isolation switch? You'll learn the ins and outs of your trailer before you know it. It is frustrating when the simple things don't cooperate. How bout adding some pictures of the various things so when can see what's going on. I'm no expert but always willing to share what little I know. Mike
I'm sure I have power at the 12v fuse panel but I DONT KNOW WHAT AN ISOLATION SWITCH IS. I also don't know how to do a personal message
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:49 PM   #28
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I'm sure I have power at the 12v fuse panel but I DONT KNOW WHAT AN ISOLATION SWITCH IS. I also don't know how to do a personal message
I don't have the isolation switch myself so I don't know either. Click on the person you want to PM and you'll see where you can pm that person,usually at the bottom of the page.
Great pictures by the way.
I would double check power to fuse panel with a test light or meter.
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