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Old 07-03-2013, 05:40 PM   #1
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Access to Univolt on '75 25 ft Tradewind

Hi, I'm a real newbie who just bought a 1975, 25 ft trade wind and not very mechanically inclined. I immediately noticed that the battery was not being very well charged by the univolt (if not at all). I purchased a new powermax converter from best converters with all the advice I saw on this forum. I just went to the bathroom closet and opened the little port to expose the univolt. How in the world do you get it out and the new larger converter in. Hopefully, there's a plug to plug in the new con. Thanks.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:51 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums.
I think that the old Univolt is hard-wired, so you'll have to cut the wires and install a plug for the new converter. You'll probably also have to remove the base of the closet to get at the old Univolt. In case you didn't know it, the Univolt is where all the 12 volt fuses are located.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:15 PM   #3
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I couldn't see the screws holding the cabinet floor on as the PO had put carpet over it. Once I got that off it wasn't to bad. There is a plug in the space so that is one less worry. I don't know if the factory or PO put it in although it looks original. I'll try to replace the converter in a couple days when it's cooler. Hotter than blazes right now. Does any one have any any advice on the new installation?
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:38 PM   #4
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My 1975 had the plug, I think it was standard that year.

I haven't gotten far enough along to give you any advice on the change out.

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My 1975 had the plug, I think it was standard that year.
Our '74 was hard wired, so the cutoff time must have been between those years.
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