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Old 05-09-2004, 11:46 PM   #1
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Question lights 12v and 110 v

hi i am a new owner of a 1973 AS overlander 27ft rv. I bought it for 2500. so i don't know if i paid to much for it but it is in GREAT shape inside and out. the only problem i am having is that the lights only work off of 12v is this the way it is or are they suppose to work off of 110v also. the 110 outlets all work and the 12v cig plug works. also i have read in the forums about the univolt being a battery charger, my battery will not keep a charge, i have to put my smart charger on it to charge it back up.
Also i have a 1991 Ford Explorer with a 4.0 v6 does anybody have a simpler vehicle to this because I hope mine will pull it but not over big hills i know, just mainly over overpasses.
please help
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Old 05-10-2004, 08:53 AM   #2
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hi i am a new owner of a 1973 AS overlander 27ft rv. I bought it for 2500. so i don't know if i paid to much for it but it is in GREAT shape inside and out. the only problem i am having is that the lights only work off of 12v is this the way it is or are they suppose to work off of 110v also. the 110 outlets all work and the 12v cig plug works. also i have read in the forums about the univolt being a battery charger, my battery will not keep a charge, i have to put my smart charger on it to charge it back up.
Also i have a 1991 Ford Explorer with a 4.0 v6 does anybody have a simpler vehicle to this because I hope mine will pull it but not over big hills i know, just mainly over overpasses.
please help

sounds like your univolt is toast. or at least, its not working right. When you're plugged into shore power (110AC), it should convert that to 12vDC, charge the battery, and power the overhead lights and other 12v appliances. check and make sure all the fuses are in there. could be something as simple as that.

if the trailer is otherwise in "great" shape...2500 bucks is a deal and a half!

bad news: your old Exploder is not up to the task of towing this trailer, I'll bet. According to airstream's website, (http://www.airstream.com/airstream/p.../weights-1.pdf), the empty weight of your trailer is 4500lbs...not only that, the exploder has a very short wheelbase, which is not a good thing for pulling a 27' trailer. I'd look into upgrading the tow vehicle...doesn't need to be fancy, but any typical half-ton pickup or full-size v8 suv should do the job safely.
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thanks chuck
i will check out the fuses again because i didn't see any bad but will take all out .
I was hoping someone would tell me that my explorer would do the job but was scared it wouldn't.
also the AS is in Great shape everything works but the univolt even the AC, frig and stove and oven. the only thing it doesn't have is a yawning and I will try to find one to fit, I hope
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You got a deal. A couple new battery an a new smart converter and sounds like you'll be ready to rock and roll. I trust the brakes work and you have them hooked up with a controller. If you get up enough speed going downhill you should be fine on the up part. In the Northeast you couldn't use your tow without people talking funny at you as they went by on the up hill. Find yourself an equally great deal on an older burb or pickup. Pictures????
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hi chuck and paul,
I have taken your advise and purchased a 1990 250 3/4 ton ford truck with 7.3 liter diesel with complete towing package for 4500.00, very clean truck inside and out, no dents or straches. I don's have to buy anything but a 7point plug for my AS because for some reason it has been cut off.
so thanks for your advise.
but I still am workin gon my univolt problem. going to check fuses again and also don't hear a hum for the univolt so maybe the univolt is bad.
thanks again
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