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Old 08-03-2007, 09:57 AM   #1
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1969 LandYacht battery problem

Hello Everyone,

I have a 1969 27 LandYacht. I was getting ready for a weekend trip last night when I smelled melting wires... After following my nose for about 30 minutes I found a melted part connected to the positive battery cable. The Positive battery cable comes off the battery and then is connected to this part. It appears to be some resistor or something. I have had this trailer for about 4 years and have not had problems with the battery before. Does anyone know what this part is for? It is about 2 inches by 1 inch with 2 connectors on it. I am assuming I cannot just bypass it?

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Old 08-03-2007, 11:16 AM   #2
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Could you post a picture of this part?

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Old 08-03-2007, 11:17 AM   #3
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AJ,

A photo would help tremendously. Did you check the 2 wires that come from the little part and see where they go to? That would help also.
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:47 PM   #4
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I left the part in my car so I can't take a picture. I did draw one and attached it. The part was melted on the side away from the battery.
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:58 PM   #5
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Looooooody, I have no idea what that thing might be. If there are absolutely no other wires (currently or formerly) connected to it, I'd guess it must be some kind of aftermarket current regulator. Have you tried just doing without it? Might want to check things out with a VOM first ...

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I left the part in my car so I can't take a picture. I did draw one and attached it. The part was melted on the side away from the battery.
Looks like a circuit breaker to me.

But then what do I know.

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Old 08-03-2007, 01:37 PM   #7
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Thanks for trying.

Since it melted I was worried about hooking up the wires without it. I was just wrapped in black tape and stuffed back behind the battery so I suppose it could have shorted against something back there. I am going to stop at my local RV store and ask them what they think, thanks again for the help.

I spent last summer fixing all of the plumbing problems I guess this summer can be the electrical ones.

Is there a good place to get ahold of a wiring diagram for a 1969 27' landyacht?
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Old 08-03-2007, 05:41 PM   #8
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Thanks for trying.

Since it melted I was worried about hooking up the wires without it. I was just wrapped in black tape and stuffed back behind the battery so I suppose it could have shorted against something back there. I am going to stop at my local RV store and ask them what they think, thanks again for the help.

I spent last summer fixing all of the plumbing problems I guess this summer can be the electrical ones.

Is there a good place to get ahold of a wiring diagram for a 1969 27' landyacht?
I can send you copies of the Electrical System from our 1969 Overland yacht owners manual....just pm me...paula
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Old 08-03-2007, 07:35 PM   #9
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The page Circuit Breakers and Fuses

has pictures of various circuit breakers and fuses. You might see your dohicky here.

Also, you could install one of the pictured devices as circuit protection on your battery connection.
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I am refurb. a 69 and need the wiring diagram. How do I get in touch with you.
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There is an 1965 airstream in Cleveland GA
Would you inspect it for me, sometime?
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