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Old 11-13-2017, 10:22 AM   #1
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1995 Airstream Sovereign interior wiring question

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We recently purchased a 1995 Airstream Sovereign 21'.. I've been searching high and low for the Fuse Panel location, but haven't had any luck.. until maybe last night.

I removed the couch because I am pulling the original carpet, and near the Magnavolt converter (9500 I believe), there was a clump of 13 colorful wires that were capped off and then wrapped in electrical tape. Is it possible these wires are where the fuse box was located at one point??

I have the original manual and read through the whole thing and looked at the schematics and not one of them mentions a fuse box.. It does have the "12 volt distribution panel" and another circuit breaker box located near the fridge, but that is it. Is it possible my airstream only had circuit breakers and no fuses?

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Old 11-13-2017, 10:47 PM   #2
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Not great but itís a picture of the wires
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:50 AM   #3
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I would expect that the "12 Volt distribution panel" mentioned in the manual is your 12V "fuse box". You should have two, a fuse box for the 12v system, and one for the 110 VAC system. The 110VAC system may be extremely simple, with only a couple of breakers, one for the Air conditioner, and one for everything else. Sometimes the 12V fuses are built right in to the converter. I had a friend with an 80's vintage Airstream, where all of the 12v fuses were automatic resetting fuses and were hardly recognizable as fuses, but they were still in a "fuse box" type arrangement.

That wad of wires you have there looks like 12V wires. Is each wire capped, or are they all shorted together? Has a previous owner eliminated the 12V system and made everything (lights, water pump, etc.) run on 110v AC? Do you have a house battery? What is it attached to (other than the converter)?

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The 12 volt should be in a black box in the front wall of the trailer right above the convertor. The AC should be under a closet by the foot of your bed. At least that's where mine were at.
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:50 PM   #5
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Hello and thanks for the replies! The 12 volt panel is in the front wall right above the converter location, and the 120 breaker box is near the bed. I will have to remove the electrical tape to see if each wire is individually capped or if they are connected to gather. It looks like maybe they are connected together because I could only see about three or four caps when I peaked through the electrical tape. I am not sure if my converter is the stock converter or not, I have a magna volt converter. My converter did not have any fuses attached to it or inside of it that I could see. My trailer still works with 12 V so it does not appear that anybody tried to convert it to 120 only. The sellers were selling the trailer for their parents so they really did not know much about the trailer. Those colorful wires are not connected to anything near the converter, but they run throughout the Length of the trailer.
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:52 PM   #6
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I also have 2 12v batteries in the trailer.

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