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Old 07-08-2009, 09:23 AM   #1
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What years had alum. 120V wiring - did 1969?

We're considering buying a 69 Globetrotter. I know that some of the later-60s trailers (for example, most Caravels) had Al wire for the 120V circuits. I heard on the VAP that it was late-67 and some of 68, but I've also been told it's more extensive than that.

Does anyone know if this carried over to the later post-69 trailer design?


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Old 07-08-2009, 11:34 AM   #2
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The 69 may have it as it was used in house wring into the 70's. There is nothing wrong with the wire it's the connections that cause trouble. I changed out my plugs in the 67, with Al compatible plugs and used contact grease on the connections and have no trouble with my wiring. I would not be afraid to buy a trailer with Al wire, in fact I would use the fact to get the price reduced .
I would love to have a 69 Globetrotter, not many of those short wide trailers around.

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Old 07-08-2009, 12:30 PM   #3
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For what I remember,
AL wire was used in 66-67-68 for 120 volt.
CO wire was for 12 volt.
Rumor has it, there was a CO shortage due to the war.
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:06 PM   #4
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Interesting, I would have expected it to be used more than that. It was in other TT's and mobile homes, and of course it was a number of years before they discovered all the associated problems.
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