as mentioned in a previous post i purchased a 68 26. overlander today - i've searched for almost 2 years and finally found a more than semi-gutted example with great exterior and good floors.
i consider myself an ultra newbie - i haven't had much experience with rvs or their systems. i've owned a boat for 30 years however the airstream is a different beast. the control panel looks like something out of an old airplane. the airstream i purchased is a project for sure but my main goal was to design the interior myself, mainly being used as an office/sleeping studio when my wife throws me out of the house.
the owner has not had it long and hasn't checked all systems - there is no battery installed and that will be the 1st priority so i can check interior lights - the ac electrical outlets work and that is basically all i was able to test - many items have been removed because they didn't work - furnace, appliances, bathroom and other items - not sure about water pump which i want to test but most of the plumbing has been removed so pex can be installed.
all interior lights, vent/fans are intact as well as all the off white interior shell which is in perfect condition.
i noticed tonight that in the battery area in the back of the trailer which i accessed thru the rear door, i found a positive battery lead - i assume the negative is close by but hard to tell because it was dark.
*before i install the battery i will sort out the wires and make sure there are no bare wires:
1. do all interior lights and vent fans work on 12v
? does anything work on 110 a/c house current other than outlets?
2. i assume the battery has the positive and negative leads and it connects to the leads in the rear?
3. the inverter is toast and i will remove it soon however will the non-working inverter effect the continuity going to interior lights? i assume not but just checking
4. does the main control panel work the water pump?
also, if the airstream goes up in flames after i install the battery, how hard is it to put out the fire? :-)
thanks in advance!