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Old 12-04-2009, 05:48 PM   #1
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Wiring diagram for Kindergardener

Does anyone have a simple drawing of what goes to what in the electrics .
I assume the int. lights , the refer,and exterior lights go to a breaker ,then to the inverter,then to the battery.How does the plug to external 110 fit in the plan?
A simple sketch would be great.
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:53 PM   #2
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There are 2 electrical systems in each trailer. 12 volt DC and 120 volt AC.
I might be a bit difficult to give a written description so how about letting us know what year trailer you are looking for and I am sure someone will have a drawing for that year.
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:44 PM   #3
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Does anyone have a simple drawing of what goes to what in the electrics .
I assume the int. lights , the refer,and exterior lights go to a breaker ,then to the inverter,then to the battery.How does the plug to external 110 fit in the plan?
A simple sketch would be great.
Thanks,Steve
The lights, furnace fan, fridge (controls), exhaust van, and any vent fans are all 12 volt and are usually run through a fuse block.Similar to what you would have in a car. The 12v items are run by a battery when the trailer is not plugged in.

Air conditioning and the fridge along with the 110v plugs are run off of AC power when the trailer is plugged in. The 110v also feeds a converter that provides power to the 12v items as well as recharging the battery(s). There are some 110v breakers, in my case 3.

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Old 12-04-2009, 08:06 PM   #4
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much clearer now

Thanks much clearer, Mine (I pick up on Tues.!!!!) is a 65 Ambassador.
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:36 AM   #5
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There are 2 12v systems and 1 110. The trailer running lights and brakes work from the tow vehicle.
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There are 2 12v systems and 1 110. The trailer running lights and brakes work from the tow vehicle.
Thanks...I forget about that I actually have mine wired together so the running lights can be switched on from inside the trailer. For lots of fun you can wire a turn signal switch can into the circuit for a variety of purposes. Like helping an emergency crew find your Airstream in a crowded campground (not that there are that many Airstreams in the campgrounds I frequent)

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Does anyone have a simple drawing of what goes to what in the electrics .
I assume the int. lights , the refer,and exterior lights go to a breaker ,then to the inverter,then to the battery.How does the plug to external 110 fit in the plan?
A simple sketch would be great.
Thanks,Steve
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Your '65 Ambassador's wiring is probably close in design to my '66 Sovereign. 120 plug(ac current,house electricity) goes to two breakers. One breaker runs power to the ac sockets (house sockets). If yours has an air conditioner,the same breaker could run that too. The other breaker is connected to the Uni-Volt,and then to the battery,finally to the 12v interior lights,and a 12v water pump for sinks and shower water pressure. If your trailer is parked most of the time,like mine hooked up to ac current,turn the breaker to the Uni-Volt off (you will hear it stop buzzing).If you want to charge the battery,turn the breaker on. When you are out in the woods (no ac current), use the battery to power lights,water pump. Cool huh! Carry on.
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:33 PM   #9
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Hope this helps
I was just sitting here thinking about this very topic for my 54, and I look and there it is, 12 volt for a dummy like me!

Thanks, now how about 110?

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