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Houston...we have 12 volts !!

Posted 08-30-2009 at 05:52 PM by Clyde-2

Had some of the lights up and working yesterday but they quit. So today I started the quest to find out what the deal was.

I discovered the secret panel (under main bed) that hides the Univolt. To my surprise the Univolt looked like it had just came out of the box. All of the fuses were tested for continuity and were found to be good. 12v Lights were working spradically so I pulled each fuse, checked for corrosion, sprayed some PB blaster on connections and everything 12v started working. Even the water pump fired right up after 25 years ! I believe the culprit was good grounding. Lesson learned here: MAKE SURE YOU HAVE GOOD GROUND.

Robbed the 12v battery from my sons Power Wheels Jeep and used it to trouble shoot light bulbs and the radio, etc. I not have tunes jamming thru the Sears and Roebuck 8-track player !! Pumping the tunes thru the Golden Voice speakers ! All of my 8-tracks are at the lake, so I didn't get to go into 8 track mode.

Pulled the shower door off....going to put it up for sale in the classifieds. If anyone wants it, PM me.

If you every wondered what the fresh water tank looks like.........

Decided I needed better I drug out the redneck air mover.

These things have lots of storage bins !!
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    mello mike's Avatar
    Great blog entries, Mike. It's nice to see what My '72 Sovereign looks like OEM.
    Posted 08-31-2009 at 08:07 AM by mello mike mello mike is offline
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    mwells4654's Avatar
    You are doing what I am about to do - go thru my 71 Overlander International from one end to the other and try and fix everything - LOL - Do we ever get everything fixed? Will post pics of progress
    Posted 09-03-2009 at 06:45 AM by mwells4654 mwells4654 is offline

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