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Old 09-01-2013, 03:57 PM   #1
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Raised converter off of floor

I was working on the plumbing on my77 Argosy. In the back closet are a bunch of valves, and assorted pipes, my converter, and fuse box, which is mounted on the wall. While looking at it I realized that if I had a water leak, my converter is mounted flat on the floor and would get soaked. I put 2 one inch blocks of wood under it and remounted it. So now if I have a leak it would have to spray directly on it to get it wet. Just thought I would share, as this change could save someone's converter in the event they had a water leak.

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Old 09-01-2013, 04:50 PM   #2
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That is a good idea. When redoing my '75, I made a shelf above where mine was and raised it about 12" above the floor.

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Old 09-01-2013, 05:00 PM   #3
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I raised mine too. Mine is mounted at the front between the battery boxes. I used four large rubber stoppers from Home Depot as feet. I drilled partially through the stoppers and screwed them to the floor, then screwed the new Inteli-Power to them.

They also serve as vibration dampeners. (Not really necessary with the quiet fan on the Inteli-Power, but I too was interested in getting it off the floor in case of any leaks.)

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Old 09-04-2013, 04:57 PM   #4
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I have the same converter as in Vswinsfield's pic, and mine is in the same location as well. However, mine sits inside a metal box with a metal lid. The bottom of the metal box is open to a vent that goes outside beneath the trailer, so it can circulate air. Any issue with the metal lid? It's been this way for a few years and has been fine, but I was just wondering if more airflow would be better. Of course, if there was no lid on the metal box, cold/hot air from outside would more easily get into the trailer.
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:52 PM   #5
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:34 PM   #6
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access to power

I have a 75 international also. I want to upgrade the univolt, which is really buried behind a bunch of stuff in the closet. How do you access the unit to change it? seems like a lot of tearing stuff out or is there a better way to it? I have a intellipower unit ready to go in, and have been procrastinating because it looks so daunting to get in there. any help would be great. thanks, richard in Texas.. 69 safari, 68 safari, 68 international, 75 international.

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