:ang ry:Well guys, I just purchased an older 31' 1976 Sovereign
Airstream along with the problems that go with 31 year old models. I think the seller knew about the electrical problem as i incurred it the first time I staged it at a private club campground. It will stay here year round. it's a get-away on the water 12 miles from home.
First the battery seems to have 6 dead cells. Of course the Univolt is not charging it even when unplugged from a 120 volt 30 amp campground connection. I removed the battery b4 checking for any charging voltage from the Univolt unit just in case the battery had an internal short. I had 110 AC volts upon plugging in the service and the Univolt killed the 12 volt
as I have read that this was to be expected.
The previous owner had mounted 110 volt flourescent lights over the kitchen and bathroom sink and over the gaucho couch ( because he liked to have more light, BS ).
Upon plugging in a small ceramic heater for some heat while I read the book and began to perform routine check-ups on the Fridge,furnace,waterheater,etc. my lady asked if I would plug in another real small heater in the front for more heat and I did. While reading the owners manual, I LOST ALL POWER. I FIRST CHECKED THE WEATHERPROOF PLUG-IN AT THE CAMPER REAR AND HAD 110-120 VOLTS. I then proceeded to check the Univolt in the bathroom closet. No Hum. I cannot locate a breaker for the 110 volt to the Univolt and assume the switching is internal and the 110 Volt breaker at the campground pole is the only switch or breaker for the 110 volt supply to the trailer.
If there is some other breaker, please advise as to location. I am 100% sure that being all DC fuses in the supply side of the Univolt are good then the charger function is bad and therefore being an older unit, to heck with doing anything but replacing it.
Even though I am ( temporarily ) parking it, I would like to have the charging option,12 volt dc, and 120 volt feed from a reasonably priced unit. I have no problem with installing a seperate circuit panel after the 12 volt
feed but I am also open to suggestions that would be a time saving installation upgrade. I also plan on maybe installing a monitoring panel or even trying to make the one in the front operationall.
I would appreciate any and all help with this problem. I worked for the power company years ago and can solve the 120 problem but I only care to go in the closet,remove the Univolt and MOVE ON.