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Old 08-22-2008, 06:19 PM   #1
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Help identify this electrical component

hi, i have been working on a floor replacement and just got to the front part of the trailer. this is a '65 safari. the umbilical cord comes into the trailer here and a couple of the wires are attached to a square or rectangular box. can anyone tell me what this thing is and if it is needed? the wires look like they've been chewed by mice or just worn out. surprisingly enough when i bought and towed home the brake, tail light, and turnsignals all worked fine...as did one of the forward running lights.
thx for any insight!

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Old 08-22-2008, 06:23 PM   #2
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Does it come in from the front or back?
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:24 PM   #3
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It almost looks like the plug from the tow vehicle and someone had a short so they cut and redid the connection
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:25 PM   #4
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My trailer has a plug in the front for the cord and the back side is hard wired seems like they eliminated that plug threw the skin????
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:58 PM   #5
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Are you asking abouthe little "box" with two wires attached to it...looks like a heavy duty circuit breaker (used instead of a fuse).

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Old 08-22-2008, 07:10 PM   #6
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It's a circuit breaker
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:16 PM   #7
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What color are the wires (they look white to me) if so this is the frame ground conection.
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It's a circuit breaker
Ditto on the circuit breaker - I had the same thing in my '64 Overlander.
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:03 PM   #9
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circuit breaker?

do i need this circuit breaker? what did all of you do w/ yours?
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:05 PM   #10
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It's there to protect the wiring. Leave it in.
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:05 PM   #11
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circuit breaker?

its so corroded, how do i know if its functioning properly? is there a more modern solution that might be better??
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:09 PM   #12
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It's a circuit breaker

They still use these types of circuit breakers, you should be able to pick one up at most automotive part places.
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does that mean there it is pretty generic and no specs that i need to be aware of when i try to find replacement?
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you just need to match the amperage rating.
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Old 08-23-2008, 09:12 AM   #15
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amperage

was the amperage standard for 65ish trailers? does anyone know what it would be. mine is so rusted i wont be able to read any specs...been searching online for wiring diagrams, etc but haven't found one yet.
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I agree on matching the amp rating. Question is what does it control? To me it looks like it might be the relay that protects ciruit for the tow veh charge wire to onboard batt. Did tt have location for battery? on my 69 it is the center wire on the 7 way t/t plug. It is a blue wire that goes from center of plug to positive side of battery so battery can get a charge from tv while driving down road. there is a 25 amp fuse on tv and a 25 amp circuit breaker on tt. To check run a meter from center of plug to both sides of relaay to see if theres continuity, if there is you know what the relay runs. Then you can get a 25 amp relay from NAPA for replacement.
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was the amperage standard for 65ish trailers? does anyone know what it would be. mine is so rusted i wont be able to read any specs...been searching online for wiring diagrams, etc but haven't found one yet.
the rating is often stamped into the bracket/housing somewhere. even rusted, you might see it if you sand it lightly, like when you do a pencil tracing.
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It's a circuit breaker and it should be sized for the smallest wire attached to it.
It probabably is the charge line; to be sure you should do a little detective work and trace the wire to the other end. It may have been chewed through or left hanging in a compartment somewhere.
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Old 08-23-2008, 04:50 PM   #19
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after reading all of these responses and thinking about it some more it only makes sense to figure out how to wire this then right and update it properly. i should try and find some updated schematics of how people are rewiring their trailers. mine is gutted and the univolt and previous fuse panel is trashed. i need to find out how the best way would be to rewire and provide updated battery charging equipment.
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Old 12-25-2008, 10:27 PM   #20
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Has anyone figured out the amperage of that circuit breaker...mine is nothing but rust so no way to see a rating#... Thanks
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