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Old 05-15-2003, 11:32 PM   #1
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re-wiring

i am re-wiring a 64 bambi and a 46 spartan manor - does anyone know where i can find a basic trailer wiring diagram and/or how-to-do-it info? thanks, drex
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Old 05-16-2003, 12:45 AM   #2
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Trailer rewire

The mechanical part of rewiring is easy. The most difficult part is the plan. Any trailer can be wired in many ways. A plan is a high priority. Trailer use is important. Where trailer is to be used is important. What support electrical equipment will be needed. Airstream trailers are mostly wired for the most use for the dollar.
The Airstream trailer has a few electric systems. There are the exterior lites and lites that are part of moving the trailer. There is a parked and plugged into house power as 120 volts ac. There is a 12volt dc system to supply electric away from any 120volt ac .
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wiring diagram

There is a wiring diagram of a '64 Globetrotter on this LINK which might serve as a reference.

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Old 05-17-2003, 10:51 PM   #5
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Airstream factory wiring drawing 12 volt

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As built 120vac drawing

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That's what I love about this forum....ask and you'll get it (within reason).

Frank, those posts are amazing!

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Frank- thanks for the great info, it will get me where I need to go. I appreciate all the effort it took to help me out.

one more question - the wiring on the brakes of my 46 Spartan is the old cloth covered type. I have cleaned the brakes and repacked the wheel bearings and the wiring is in good enough shape to be able to test the brakes. This old cloth wiring is not color coded, but instead one of the two wires is smooth and the other has ridges, does any one know which one is power and which one is ground? -thanks
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This old cloth wiring is not color coded, but instead one of the two wires is smooth and the other has ridges, does any one know which one is power and which one is ground?
It doesn't matter which way you hook up the brake magnets. If you replace the wiring, just pick a polarity and go with it.
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