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Old 05-30-2018, 09:49 AM   #1
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Complete restore - Noob

Hello Fellow Adventurers! We inherited a '59 Globetrotter recently (18-footer) that was unfortunately not very well-maintained over the years. I'm having to restore it from the ground up. I've already repaired the frame, replaced the floor, and patched some holes in the external skins. Now it's just an empty shell. My current focus, while I have the internal skins off, is to completely redo the wiring and electronics. Is there a reference or engineering guide somewhere that I can use to get me started? Converters, inverters, panels, batteries...where to start? I'm a pretty handy guy, and I have the time, so I'm certain I could do the work myself if I had something to point me in the right direction. I want to rig for both shore power and boondocking. Any assistance for the newby would be sincerely appreciated.
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:10 AM   #2
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Part of designing your wiring would be your planned layout of the interior of the trailer. Once you've got that figured out, why not take a wiring diagram from a newer trailer and use it as your blueprint? You could add a 120v outlet or two where you think would be helpful.
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