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Old 07-18-2011, 11:38 PM   #15
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Check this out.

I would recommend reading thru a thread started by lucymcdog titled "Electrical and 12 volt Systems". There is a lot of info there. Be ready for a long read. She has just started on a Tradewind after completely rewiring her Traveler.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:43 PM   #16
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Thanks for info TG Twinkie,I'll be reading up and trying to absorb as much as possible.not enough time for all the projects.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:18 PM   #17
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I am pleased with this one from Out-Of-Doors Mart. Easy to install, looks pretty rugged, and I like the metal lid;
Hey Aage, do you have a picture of your fuse panel mounted and wired? I sure would like to see how you did it.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:29 PM   #18
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Not likely to get down to the trailer again until next spring. It's winterized, and water and electricity are off in the park where it lives.

Ask me again in the spring, if you remember... (I know I won't! )
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:35 PM   #19
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Instead of replacing the entire fuse panel, it's rather easy to install an in line fuse or circuit breaker as necessary, to bypass the damaged fuse holder.

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Old 11-21-2011, 09:26 AM   #20
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Thanks Aage and Andy,
I'm wanting to replace the old magnatek convertor and while I'm at it replace the fuse block.The fuse block is rusted and nasty looking and I figured upgrading to the modern auto fuse panel would be smart of me.I like to see what others have done so I can see what works best for me.
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:02 PM   #21
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There was a reason that the fuse panel melted. HEAT. BAD CONNECTION SHORT. You need to find the source of the problem before you do anything. If you have the resources,Changing the fuse panel is NOT a BAD IDEA. The new fuses are easier to come by.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:08 PM   #22
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Thanks Mike
The original fuse panel was rusted and corroded pretty bad.I cleaned it all up but would feel better with new set up.
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In our trailer, the fuse box itself was the cause for burnt wires.

The fuse clips and connections had lost their temper after corroding quietly in the damp dark under the bathtub for nearly forty years, to the point where the resistance through the fuse panel, at least on two circuits, raised to the point where the heat from resistance caused actual damage to the wire connecting to them was crispy burnt.

The two fuses on these circuits blew regularly from this phenomenon as well.

Here's a couple of photos showing the damaged wiring.

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I'm with you Aage, I have the same problem.I figured replacing everything would be best.I just need to figure out the best way to do it.
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:24 AM   #25
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So I decided to replace my noisy Univolt with a 60amp Boondocker converter from best converter. Working with electrical is not my favorite thing for sure so I researched as much as possible here on the forums.
Getting to the converter was more work than I expected. I had to remove the gaucho which gave me access to the shroud enclosing the Univolt.Once that was removed I discover another shroud,this one is insulated. Finally I can see the noisy culprit but it's a magnatek not Univolt,


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The trailer plug receptacle is original and since I have access to it I might as well replace it.The spring loaded cover is about to break anyways.
It's funny how one job turns into many
So I have the converter installed and working properly, proud of myself on that one.It was actually very easy.
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