Originally Posted by groovzilla
The previous owner of my 1964 Safari ripped out all the exposed wiring including the inverter (i assume it had an inverter)
the trailer is gutted/floors and walls intact
all the outlets/switches/light fixture wiring in intact and there is a large wire harness at the rear with various plug ins. also the original circuit beaker is mounted on back wall and untouched
can someone please upload a wiring diagrams to this thread?
i'll also post photos of the wire harness and other wiring at rear of trailer for some feedback.
I agree with "Joe-AKA-66Overlander". I would not reuse the existing wiring.
Remove the inside skins and run all new wire. Upgrade all of the electrical including old grommets. First decide on a floor plan! Then run new wire accordingly. Creating your own individual wiring diagram. Providing for things like New power converter, AC/DC fuse panel, Solar, Charge controller, Inverter, Batteries, Entertainment, Lighting, Switches, Fans, Heating, Cooling, Thermostat, Cooking, AC outlets, USB's, etc, etc. So many things they didn't have in 1964 that you might want now. And that's just the on-board 12VDC and 120Vac. Then there is the separate 12VDC sytem for the Brake lights, Turn Signals, Running Lights, electric Brakes and backup lights from the TV umbilical that have been bouncing around the frame rail for 56 years also.
But I think I might be getting ahead of my self. There are so many things to do on a fresh renovation first. It really depends on your intentions for the trailer. How deep $$ do you want to go? Any older trailer is going to have some issues. Some year and model specific, and some just age related.
Foe example, In my 64 Safari there was significant rear end separation due to the poor design of the rear storage lid, together with the water lines for the sink/toilet and tub were all copper and leaking in that area in the rear. It was a common occurrence in most similar years. I would be surprised if your didn't have some as well.
Axles, frame rails, Brakes, ETC.
I am sure you are going to find plenty of things to keep you busy, some expected and some not. "It's a good time for a project right now".