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Old 08-17-2011, 07:36 PM   #1
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Wiring a 1940s Silver Streak

I am in the process of restoring a 1948 Silver Streak Trailer and want to add a converter and 120v panel box and 12v box--Could anyone give me a walk thru of what I need to do??
It has some 120v and 12v wiring which I have checked out and replaced with new 12/2 copper with ground but I plan to add a roof A/C unit and want the life line to exit near the rear of driver side wheel--at present it exits just behind the hitch.Can email photos if needed.
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:15 PM   #2
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Look for a thread by lucymcdog. She did a total rewire of her Traveler and is currently working on a Tradewind. Virtually every detail is covered. Be prepared for a long read. Hope this helps. The title of the thread has the words. 12 volt in it. I'm on my iPod don't yet know how to put the link here. You can also find it by going to my profile and look for my participation in this thread.
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You'll also want to join The Silver Streak Mailing List

Any pics or diagrams you'd care to post here would be carefully read and appreciated.
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I'd love to see what you've done, I have to decide what's going to go in. --And what's going out- if you are doing any exterior electric work.
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Thanks for your reply.
I have rewired all the 12 volt wiring that consist of the marker,tail lights and one interior overhead dome light.I also have rewired all the interior 12o volt switches and recps [a total of 5] What I would like to do is terminate all 120V wiring to an outside plug somewhere near the driverside rear where most all campgrounds have the hookup.and have all the interior 12v wiring go to a converter/12v panel but I am not sure how to do that.
I could send photos and would like to see about maybe a black water tank with a shower/toilet combo bath area.
My email is david@campercollector.com
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The interior 120V wiring will terminate in a breaker box (which can be anywhere in the trailer). The main breaker in the box then is connected to wherever you want the outside plug.

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Thanks for your reply.
I have rewired all the 12 volt wiring that consist of the marker,tail lights and one interior overhead dome light.I also have rewired all the interior 12o volt switches and recps [a total of 5] What I would like to do is terminate all 120V wiring to an outside plug somewhere near the driverside rear where most all campgrounds have the hookup.and have all the interior 12v wiring go to a converter/12v panel but I am not sure how to do that.
I could send photos and would like to see about maybe a black water tank with a shower/toilet combo bath area.
My email is david@campercollector.com
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