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Old 05-11-2010, 12:37 PM   #1
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Control Panel in 64 Globetrotter?

Does anyone know what, if any, control panel sat inside the cabinet of our 64 globetrotter? I've owned a 72 which had a clock, and other functions and an 85 which had the propane meters and holding tank information. There is wiring in the cabinet where the control panel should be, but I don't know what the wiring is for or what I could use it for. I was thinking I could use if for some lighting beneath the cabinet or something. Please advise, thanks.

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Our '64 GT (Maxwell) doesn't have a "control panel" like the 70's trailers. Which cabinet is the wiring that you think the control panel should be in? The only panel of any sort ours is the breaker box & univolt back in the streetside corner part of the bathroom cabinet. I suppose a previous owner could have added something or it could be a radio/stereo with speakers.

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It's the front cabinet over the sofa/twin bed. Sorry for the confusion. Maybe there was a stereo or something installed there. We do have the breaker on the curbside in the rear of the bathroom. Thanks for the response. I guess I could just test the voltage and see what kind of power are in the wires and go from there. Thanks again for the information. Since you have a globetrotter, the same age, the only thing resembling an antennae is a box with two holes in it that says the word TV on it, is this the only thing on the unit that would be for antennae television reception?
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I believe the control panel or command center first appeared in '66. Someone with better knowledge will have to say. I would bet your wires may in fact be for a radio or CB.
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Control Panel in 64 Globetrotter?

While it may not pertain to the Globetrotter, I know in the larger 1964 coaches, the factory installed radio was located in the streetside front corner cabinet above the lounge. The whip antenna was located on the exterior front streetside corner of the coach with a retainer clip located above one of the side windows for the travel position.

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Since you have a globetrotter, the same age, the only thing resembling an antennae is a box with two holes in it that says the word TV on it, is this the only thing on the unit that would be for antennae television reception?
Ours doesn't have the radio/CB or TV antennas. From your avatar, yours looks nice...post some pictures when you get a chance ~

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Old 05-11-2010, 02:38 PM   #7
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Here are some pictures, if this works, I've never posted pictures. I have the two vents, fridge and stove vents coming in the mail. Have done minimal updates to the inside, just some odds and ends to finish up what P.O. never finished, but all in all, it's a beauty and we're proud of it. It looks better, if I was to judge any Airstream that we've owned, and its hard to say you have a favorite, but this one seems to reign supreme. It's sort of like saying you have to pick a favorite child, we love them all so much.
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I guess I should have said that I have those wires up front and have just left them alone. I have the antenna whip and it looks like there may have been a radio at one point.
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Wiring is for a radio . . .

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. . . There is wiring in the [left side of the front overhead] cabinet . . . but I don't know what the wiring is for or what I could use it for. I was thinking I could use if for some lighting beneath the cabinet or something. Please advise, thanks. Tim Eagle
Hi Tim:

On the '64 Globe Trotter, that wiring brings "clean" 12 volts directly from the battery to the cabinet for hooking up a radio in there. It would be nice to install a radio there out of sight behind the cabinet door but readily visible and usable when the door is opened. As Kevin mentions, a great location for the a radio antenna is on the adjacent exterior skin.

But you could use that 12 volt wiring to install any 12 volt device there, such as lights. I installed a 12 volt "cigarette lighter" socket there vertically in the small open area at the extreme left side of the storage compartment (behind the wood face). I plug into it a compatible small 12 volt dc voltmeter so I can see my battery's state of charge at a glance. I had always thought of installing an AM/FM/CD radio there with speaker hidden inside the front overhead cabinet, but haven't yet done that.
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Old 05-12-2010, 03:43 PM   #12
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Thanks, I guess the possibilities are endless, as they always are with Airstreams. Thank you to everyone who helped me through the dilemma, now time to figure out what we want to do with it.

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