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Old 09-01-2011, 06:27 PM   #15
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Ground Is Key to Your Riddle

If you can't see your grounding wire running to the tongue, it may have been removed by some PO who didn't realize its importance. Others will chime in who know your particular Airstream, but there should be a heavy grounding wire running from a bus at your inverter to the frame of your trailer somewhere on the A-frame near the tongue.
As I mentioned yesterday you must repair or restore your ground before you do anything else.
For obvious reasons, we don't rely solely on the tow vehicles ground.
ALthough we can spot those who do by the dim, flickering running lights.

Ken L
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:16 AM   #16
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As I said all is working well, nice and bright!! Thank you all. Now a follow up... I am replacing all the upper running lights along the top of the trailer. The originals are kind of ...well... original and old. Gaskets are shot, the ground through the rivets bad... so new base units are coming,today hopefully... and I was told I can keep the original lenses which is great!
Now then I am not sure if the bases will come with bulbs and I suspect they won't, so I will most likely need new bulbs for them. What is the proper bulb number for them? Please no I am not interested in installing L.E.D. bulbs, just vintage original types thank you.

Barry & Karen in Mi.

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