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Old 04-21-2009, 02:36 PM   #1
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1970 Overlander Wiring Problem

I have lost 110 volt power to front outlets including the fridge. I have cleaned and tightened all 110 connections and replaced breaker,but it still kicks. All other 110 volt and 12 volt circuits work.
Does some one have a wiring diagram for a 1970 27ft rear bath overlander
Do 110 wires run through the walls or ceiling?
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:43 PM   #2
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Where is the last outlet with 120 volt power? The outlets seem to be daisy-chained together, and the last outlet that has power would probably be the beginning of the problem.
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What Terry said. The outlets in my '73 rear bath are all daisy chained together forward of the bath. The bath and Univolt are on another daisy chain seperate from the rest. The last outlet working or the first outlet not working most likely has gone bad for some reason. If you have a multimeter, simply test the from the side of the outlet and see where the juice stops. Oh yes, be careful with the probes on the meter. Lots of metal around there to short against.

Let us know what you find.

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Terry,
There is no power to any outlet on this breaker,unless I have missed one.
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Is the breaker kicking? Or have you just lost power? If the breaker is kicking, sounds like you have a short someplace. Have you drilled any holes in the walls or ceiling recently? The wire runs down the center ceiling panel in mine, then down the walls to the outlet, then back up to the ceiling on to the next outlet, etc.

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Terry,
There is no power to any outlet on this breaker,unless I have missed one.
Make sure there is voltage at the output of that breaker.

A breaker can say "ON" but internally, it can be a dead duck.

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I am pretty sure I have power at the breaker,because sparks fly when it kicks.
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I am pretty sure I have power at the breaker,because sparks fly when it kicks.
Your describing a dead short.

Sparks don't fly when you turn a breaker on, unless there is a big current draw.

When you flpi the breaker, sparks fly, and the breaker shuts off again. Result? No power.

Borrow an "ohm meter" and check the circuit, WITHOUT any city power electricity feeding the trailer.

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Wiring Diagram 1970 rear bath Overlander

Thanks to all who have replied,yes I believe it is a short.I would still like a wiring diagram for this trailer.
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did you unplug the frige and univolt. and any other thing thats pluged in.

try that first before taking things apart
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Example of 110V Wiring

I don't have the original wiring diagrams for your year and model so I threw together a generic drawing of what you can expect for the 110V circuit. I added some explanations on the drawing. Hope this helps.

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TWaugh,
Thanks for the advice and generic drawing, I'm still hoping for a factory diagram and I will start testing circuits this weekend.
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