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Old 04-11-2013, 07:39 PM   #1
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I am the new owner of a 2006 23' safari se.
There are some wiring components that are located next to the front wall that I can't identify their function/purpose.
These are now under a remodeled dinette. It originally had a gaucho sofa in the space.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:08 PM   #2
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Might want to get better pictures and start tracing wires. I think the object on the left might be an batter isolation solenoid, they do come in different shapes, sizes, and configurations and rating. A typical example is below. As far as the other box start following the wires and see where they lead you. See if you can find a name on either item. Black box could be a voltage regulator to a trickle charger to a CIA tracking device.

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I believe the black box is simply a positive junction block. I think you'll find your umbilical wires terminated there as well as a 12V supply for some other circuits which do not run through the fuse panel originating there. Like the orange wire with the in line fuse holder.....I believe goes to your propane detector.
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I believe the black box is simply a positive junction block. I think you'll find your umbilical wires terminated there as well as a 12V supply for some other circuits which do not run through the fuse panel originating there. Like the orange wire with the in line fuse holder.....I believe goes to your propane detector.

That is good to know, now I know where to check for those pesky items that drain your battery when it is isolated.
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I think that's the solenoid you hear clicking when you push the "storage" switch near the front door. If it is, it disconnects most of the 12-volt circuits when your Airstream is in storage. However, the other wires on the busbar in the photo in your first post probably go to the "phantom drains" that everyone talks about, that cause batteries to go dead after a few weeks in storage.

Is there a specific reason for your original question, or were you just curious?
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I am in the process of evaluating my systems. My batteries are dead.
They were old when I bought the trailer, and i think i killed them by keeping my trailer plugged in over the winter in storage. I'm contemplating whether to replace my converter.
in the process I was simply looking around at the wiring and couldn't ID the purpose of these devices.
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