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Old 06-30-2009, 11:56 AM   #15
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WAIT!! You dont need to take the tub out!!!!!!!
there were two phillips screws in the floor in front of the univolt!!!! They hold a "plate" that the univolt is "bolted" to. After removinf the closet floor the univolt AND the "plate" WILL slide through the access hole in the closet wall!!! I just went through this last week!!
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:04 PM   #16
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See this is exactly why I am asking about the fuse panel. I missed that bit of information about the two screws when surfing the forum. It would have saved me a lot of work to know that.

I already have the tub apart, but you have still saved me some grief.

Now I need someone to give me the hidden 'hint' about the re-using the same fuse panel.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:19 PM   #17
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Sent you a PM.
This was not my picture but I did the same thing!
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f449...ead-47565.html
I used the Rotozip with a cutoff wheel to grind the rivits holding the blue case together. Top comes off with front door attached. then removed the GUTS ? I took the wires off the GUTS NOT THE FUSE PANNEL!!!! I then used wired the negitive and positive to the Intellipower. Made a ground wier to the skin ( for ground lug on the side of the new inteli power) Installed a standared box and outlet ( like the one in your house) to plug the intelli power in. (use the 110 wires from the old univolt to puwer the outlet) I made some cuts to the old univolt case to help the intelipower COOL then put the case back together with eslftaping screws (might need to get back in there later) slid it back in the hole put the phillips screws back in and put the wiers back to the fuse pannel (pannel is labled with the colors to make this easy)!

Hope this helps! Mike
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:26 PM   #18
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Sorry for the spelling was trying to get posted fast before you went through more trouble than you need to . Mike

If you need a beter exlpanation shoot me a PM I will try to get you a phone # so I can help clarify things on the phone.
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:05 PM   #19
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Okay so I have the Univolt out. Here is the picture, I've already started disconnecting things and am thinking about how I want to mount the Intellipower. I was originally thinking I would mount the fan out the back, but that will require removing the back wall. I may turn it sideways, facing the heat sink fins toward the fuse panel and cut a hole in the side for the fan and power cord.

My issue is, which of these wires are the positive and negative that need to go into the Intellipower. The big wire across the top goes to the fuse bus. The fuse panel is on the left in the picture and the dead weight of the Univolt is on the right.

Thank you!!!
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:28 PM   #20
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Ok ... so hang in there with me. I followed the wires from the front of the Fuse panel to where they went. One to the positive side of the batt. and one to the neg side of the batt. ( my batt cables are still red and black = easy to follow) I used the big power cable from the old univolt (cut it with the rotozip and cut off wheel too) for BOTH of my positive and negative connections ( I cut it into two wires and put new ends on the ones that needed ends, I soldered the ends that were bare wire to help prevent corrosion and get a solid contact).

The smaller wires

The single one I left un hooked it is for the Power light on the panel in the front of the trailer. ( I did not care because the other end hasn't been good for years)

The two wires that go to the big plate at the bottom of the fuse panel are for the Ammeter @ the front panel of trailer. I cannot remember if I hooked them to any thing else but they run the meter in the front of the trailer now.
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:37 PM   #21
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oh and another thing I cut the side wall and the back out of the old case, but I have also seen the case cut in half across the middle so the whole back half is removed. I think the link in the PM should show that.

I have seen this process in a thread here and I just cant seem to find it again.

I am sorry that I did not take Pictures of mine while I had it out , I get into a "kid it the candy store" mode and the camera losses out!
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:39 PM   #22
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Okay. So the big wire running across the top of this picture is the red wire from the battery on the front of the fuse panel. The black wire from the battery on the front on the fuse panel runs to the two protective devices on the floor of the back of the fuse panel. There are two wires coming from the protective devices to the heat sink fins. I am thinking I will strip those two and put them in the Intellipower as one connection. I will just strip the big wire and put it into the red connection on the Intellipower.

I was able to borrow a battery operated Ryobi metal saw and have cut a square out of the back wall, leaving the outer edges for structure to support the top. I will cut the side as necessary and hope to post pictures of the box for others to see soon. Getting closer. Need to put in the electrical box.
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:00 PM   #23
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I removed everything behind the fuse panel. ( I dont know if it was right but it is working now)

Use the top Post and nut to secure the positive leg to new converter, Use the middle (large) post and nut for the negitive to the new converter,
the smaller post was not used.
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:31 PM   #24
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Unprofessional metal work....and probably more than I should do.

Still need to figure out how to mount the Intellipower (the blue case is just a little to wide and cutting it would weaken the case frame). I may bend down the mounting edges of the Intellipower. I want to keep the case since it gets the Intellipower up off of the floor (1972 31'ft has the Univolt mounted under the tub), and the box supports airflow around the Intellipower.
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:41 PM   #25
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Looks GOOD!! I bent the "legs" of the Intellipower down with the bench vise then used sheet metal screws to fasten it to the base of the univolt case. My Intellipower is a 2000 model year so the "plug" for the charge wizard is on the front of the unit near the fuse's. But I think you have got it now. Don't forget to ground the new Intellipower to the trailer. Mike
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:54 AM   #26
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So now I'm a bit nervous about the 'insulation' on the inside of the white cover (that separates the Univolt from the tub) being too close to the heat sink. Fire is not a good thing. Aside from my fire worry, the insulation restricts airflow, which will only increase the heat creation which will in turn increase fire risk. Vicious circle. Someone had a good reason for putting it there (see two screws in a board 11 posts prior to this one for living proof). My guess is wiring protection.
  • I have lights and they are brighter than I have ever seen them!
  • I have a water pump (the pump doesn't shut off after building pressure, but it does pump water which is the key thing since I can just shut it off on the Console).
  • I have my bathroom circuit fixed.
  • Everything but a Fridge - I didn't cancel the order for the new one so it will come while I'm off camping.
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:57 AM   #27
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Oh ... and I did the same thing with the legs on my Intellipower, bent them down and used them inside the edges of the blue Univolt case and put in screws.
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Congratulations on the univolt to Intellipower conversion. (I wish I could have been there It would have been better to explain things)

Now the water pump: I had to open the red square box on the side of the pump (flat screw in the center) and "exercise" the spring mechanism just a bit. Our trailer had sat for a LONG time without the systems being used. Yours may just be stuck too. OR You just don't have all the air out of the lines yet. (the new power from the converter will speed this process up, Mine did)

Post the problem with the pump in the plumbing section and see if someone else can help.
Good luck and Happy Camping, Mike
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