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Old 10-04-2009, 09:12 PM   #1
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Do All Front Ends Look Like This?

Well today I started working on the front end. After removing the gaucho and removing the carpet, here is what I am left with. Do all front ends look like this? I am assuming that the unit inside the blue box in the Univolt...but what in the world are all the wires coming and going on the left? I want to clean up this area and could probably hide them all in a cabinet but is this normal or did PO do his own wiring job? Thanks!

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Old 10-04-2009, 09:43 PM   #2
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This looks good in comparison to some of the other wiring I have seen.
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That's normal. All those wires go to different circuits throughout the trailer.
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:29 PM   #4
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I agree, looks pretty good, very good compaired to what we've run into. Does look like you've had some leaks along the walls. Is the wood rotted or just stained?
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Wood is just stained. I have resealed around all windows. Will sand everything before putting down cork floor. Need to hide the wire mess before that.
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Wood is just stained. I have resealed around all windows. Will sand everything before putting down cork floor. Need to hide the wire mess before that.
Looks like you do have the beginnings of rot under the front edge of the curbside side window. Now is the time to fix it, while everything is out.
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:59 AM   #7
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plywood does not stain black, black plywood is caused by microbes eating the wood fibers. It looks very black to the left of the univolt along the wall. It is very common for rot to occur only under the c channel. Be sure to check that carefully. You can clearly see the the previous repair done. There is also a lot of water staining on the floor. Covering that up does not make it go away.
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It looks like ours as well. Our recepticle that the Univolt plugs into was installed inside our blue box. It looks like yours was outside and the power tapped into somewhere to the left (white covered wire). The wire bunch coming from the wall just below the right wing window on ours was the car radio wires (2X4 speaker, power, aux wires). We don't have the large round hole in the wall near the base in your photo nor do we have the break off goinf back into the wall right to the left of your blue box.

Here is a shot of ours after cleanup.

I put the fuse panel cover back on (the PO had a unit of fuses bolted on the wall outside, I relocated back inside the panel area). The black wire to the right of the fuse panel is a coax the PO put through to the outside via the air vent in front (for cable hookup). The bunch of wires coming from under our left wing window was the radio bunch. Since we are putting in an AC stereo setup, they will be unused but I won't cut them. I rolled them up and shoved them between the blue box and the left battery box for later if needed. As I said, our AC recepticle box for the univolt was inside the blue box. We did have some water stains on the floor to the left, under the wing window from a leak at some point but hasn't leaked in the many rains since March.

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