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Old 04-18-2010, 10:55 AM   #1
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Help identifying a couple of things

Hi All

Just bought a 69 Globe trotter and I am trying to learn as much about it as possible so I can determine what i need to do to convert it for use in the UK

Could someone tell me what the two items are?
I can tell one is a circuit breaker of some sort but is it the 110v system or the 12v system.
I have no idea what the other item is. It is near the kerbside wheel well so could it be something to do with the electric braking system?
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:56 AM   #2
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Hi All

Just bought a 69 Globe trotter and I am trying to learn as much about it as possible so I can determine what i need to do to convert it for use in the UK

Could someone tell me what the two items are?
I can tell one is a circuit breaker of some sort but is it the 110v system or the 12v system.
I have no idea what the other item is. It is near the kerbside wheel well so could it be something to do with the electric braking system?
The photo on the right shows the 120 VAC circuit breaker panel. The switch that is next to it, might be to shut the Univolt off. Check it out.

The photo on the left shows something that Airstream did not install. Have no idea what that may be.

There should never be "ANYTHING" that has anything to do with the electric brakes, other than the wires hooked to it.

Open that box up and take a peek.

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Old 04-18-2010, 12:06 PM   #3
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The one in the second picture is the 120 volt breaker box, and the switch under it is probably to turn off the converter (Univolt). The old converters tend to hum pretty loudly, and could be annoying at night.
The thing in the first picture looks like an electrical junction, also 120 volt.
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There appear to be two labels on the box in the left picture. What do they say?
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:00 AM   #5
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So all of that 120volt circuit breakers stuff needs to come out to be replaced with a 240 v0lt consumer unit.

I am doing away with the univolt and replacing it with a sterling power charger/power supply.

I will take the cover off the other box when I get home and photograph the labels and the innards.

Thanks again for looking

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You might also trace the wiring as it comes out of the box and heads off somewhere. Before jumping into the mystery box, I recommend cutting the power to the trailer. One never knows what a prior owner (PO) has done or how safe it is.

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Old 04-20-2010, 03:32 AM   #7
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Thanks Guys

There is no power to the trailer at the moment.
There is no battery and cannot connect city power as we are on 240 volts.

Mystery solved though

The box just has a huge car horn in it and there is a key in the bottom of it.

It is some sort of after market intruder alarm

I think that can come out and be replaced with something that's weight isn't measured in KG

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