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Old 01-12-2015, 03:13 PM   #1
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Looked at one the other day which was mostly original but not sure on some items. It had a vintage wet bath/shower but no obvious water heater or black tank. Also no obvious fresh water tank, water pump or battery.
Does anyone know:
1. Did these trailers have fresh water and/or waste tanks?
2. Did these trailers have water heaters?
3. What sort of shore power hookup did they have?

Very cool vintage trailer but lacks some functionality that I need...
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Old 01-12-2015, 03:20 PM   #2
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1. No tanks at all.
2. Yes, under the sink (at least in my 54 Cruiser)
3. 110 Volt (from the TV - 12 volt for lights)
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Old 01-12-2015, 03:42 PM   #3
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So kind of a "park model" setup.
There was something under the rear bed that I at first thought might be a water heater but there was no vent to the outside. In fact, other than the heater and fridge I saw no openings in the shell wall that looked like vents.
There was a male plug inside a cover that I think connected to a standard extension cord. Is this the "shore power". If so, I imagine it is only 15 amps - not enough for A/C, micro, etc...
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So kind of a "park model" setup.
There was something under the rear bed that I at first thought might be a water heater but there was no vent to the outside. In fact, other than the heater and fridge I saw no openings in the shell wall that looked like vents.
There was a male plug inside a cover that I think connected to a standard extension cord. Is this the "shore power". If so, I imagine it is only 15 amps - not enough for A/C, micro, etc...
Tex, this is all mine had, with a single ceramic 15A fuse, that went between the external plug and the 110V outlets. After taking mine apart, I would be very leary of the original wiring regardless of your draw. Pretty rough shape after 60 years.
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Turns out it is 30 amp service. Four 15 amp branch circuits protected by glass fuses. Works ok so far...
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Upgraded shore power fitting to modern type but internal wiring in amazingly good condition.
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Electric water heater (3 gallon!) is non functional. Replacing with a 6 gallon electric. Prefer LP but not crazy about cutting holes in the shell.
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