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Old 10-07-2016, 07:03 PM   #15
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and david, you mention that one of the 115v hot wires goes to the Univolt - since i have a set of non-hot 12v wires coming from same side/area behind tub as the 12v battery terminal wires(the set i have my battery jumper attached to in photo for 12v power), is it possible that pair of "non hot" 12v wires lead out of the Univolt??

i did connect 12v power to those "non-hot" 12v wires and it did not provide juice to the lights or anything else as the battery terminal 12v leads are doing.
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Old 10-07-2016, 07:15 PM   #16
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Original air conditioner! Wow! That is a museum piece. My AC is a 1999 vintage. I don't know if that is the first one installed on my trailer. But I do know there was a wire run for future air conditioners in most Airstreams of that period.

Here is a photo of my original fuse panel in my 66. Airstream called this the "one stop service" rear compartment according to my owner's manual. Fuse, battery, black tank drain, fresh water inlet and shore power were all located in the rear compartment. Here is a photo of my fuse panel. It looks like an Airstream factory built panel. It mainly had heat type auto resetting circuit breakers for the most part. I prefer good old blade type automotive fuses, so I installed a new fuse panel too.

If your fuse panel was similar to mine, and now is missing, maybe that accounts for some of the 12v wires laying around..

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Old 10-07-2016, 07:15 PM   #17
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**david - after studying the wiring diagram you provided i see there is a 115v wire that powers the 2 outlets that are not getting juice in my trailer!!

really helps to have the 115v wiring in "red" as shown on the diagram.
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Old 10-07-2016, 07:18 PM   #18
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david - that fuse panel is missing from my trailer - tomorrow i will look and see if i can find any evidence of rivets or marks where it may have been mounted.

**do you know what that clear tube drain hose in your fuse panel photo is leading from? i have the same drain hose and noticed some water on my floor from yesterdays rain just below it

**another note - my 115v panel is on the street side not the curb side as i see most wiring diagrams. it's unfortunate that there isn't, or i haven't been able to locate, an accurate wiring diagram for the 1965 model - they don't seem to exist - i have see 2 other fellow forum owners 1965 bathroom layouts and they are the same as mine with the fuse panel on the street side. but no wiring diagrams for that setup
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Old 10-07-2016, 07:34 PM   #19
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i just ran outside and took photos of the original ac for you - i then noticed a drip hose coming from the a/c which looks to be the same clear material as the drain hose at the back of the trailer that i asked about :-) - never noticed it before the photo because it looks like copper w/o a flash from the camera

also here is my panel and the street side wires - the 2 non-hot 115v and the pair of 12v hot wires - the other 2 pair of 115v wires(one hot/one not hot) are below the panel to the left side while looking at the photo
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The factory fuse panel was a simple aluminum shallow "cake pan" with the components screwed to it. It was riveted with pop rivets to the rear compartment door opening frame. Look for some drilled holes in the right side of your rear compartment opening.

The clear plastic hose is the battery fume vent hose. It is attached to a goofy hole above the rear compartment door. Batteries give off flammable gases while being charged and need venting. This is a good case for a sealed AGM battery if located in the trailer where no vent is possible. Look closely for it in the rear view of my trailer.

Here is a photo of my new "mini" 12v fuse panel located above my new 115vAC power "breaker box". And a photo of the battery vent hole and cover at the rear of my trailer. You would love it, lots and lots of wires.

Is this called a "chat" session?

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im looking forward to doing a lot of snooping around the rear compartment tomorrow - i like the LED tail lights on your trailer - and nice job on your 12v fuse panel.

if my original fuse panel was removed, i'm wondering why there aren't more 12v wires loose in the rear of the trailer?- i'll have to dig around - wondering if maybe the fuseblock was removed long ago and rewired somehow?
how else would most of the 12v lights be working

thx again david
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Found the Fuse Block!!

david - found it!! when i purchased the trailer last month i wired the rear panel shut from the inside because it was loose and i didn't want it to fall off towing it home. so it hasn't been removed since i brought it home.

i removed the rear panel today and found the fuse block! hard to see it from the inside because my tub is still intact.

the green arrows indicate the 2 wire leads that the battery terminals are connected to and my battery jumper for power. having access to the fuse block i can now figure out the 12v wiring and new 115v converter hookup

thx again for the help!!
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Old 10-08-2016, 06:33 PM   #23
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You were wise to wire that rear compartment door closed tight on your trip home with the Trade Wind. There Air Forums have several threads on missing compartment doors. Later years have them mounted on piano hinges preventing them from blowing off while in transit. I always lock mine before towing.

Now I understand why the fuse panel was hiding from you.

Your fuse panel looks different than my 66. It appears Airstream discovered 12v circuit breakers in 66 as I had at least a half a dozen of them in my 12v wiring. Air Forum members advised me the standard fuse is safer. It blows, opening the circuit, and then you can go find the reason for the overload. The circuit breakers get hot, open up, and close the circuit again when they cool down. Looks like your trailer has standard fuses.

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