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Old 01-11-2005, 05:15 PM   #1
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on My 1977 25FT Caravanner do I have to remove the couch that is over the univolt box to get to the fuse panel for 12 volt lights? also are the fuses like the ones in older cars,(the glass ones) Scott

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Old 01-11-2005, 08:24 PM   #2
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Depends on the couch...

Most of the couches of that vintage were "knife-blade" style, where back flipped forward and rotated to make bed. It was possible to flip back rest forward, and then lift seat up (it was hinged with pins/bolts at rear on sides), and then get to fuses and univolt/power supply behind sliding storage chest under couch... It might be easier to get at for extensive work to remove couch (hold-down bolts along brackets on either side of hinge pins at rear of couch), but you could change a fuse without removing it... "Gaucho" couches lifted from front and then sort of expanded flat, but it is also possible to get under them by lifting and propping seating surface up to get at fuse. Again, for extensive work, rewiring or mods to Univolt, it's probably easier to remove couch..

I believe that vintage did use glass/tube fuses, and owner's manual should spec amp ratings, which varied by circuit.. There may also be a separate panel in rear where 110V power inlet comes in, and circuit breakers for main electrical circuit are located.

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Old 01-12-2005, 05:15 AM   #3
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Old 02-28-2005, 05:31 PM   #4
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Question regarding the sofa

is there any plan for the sofa or pictures mine is not locking up and I think I am missing something Billy
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Old 06-12-2005, 10:54 AM   #5
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knife blade couch-where do the stops go

We just had our couch reupholstered and 3 weeks later we can't remember where the stops(small "L" bracket) go. Anyone have any pictures? or a good description? thanks Debbie
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