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Old 03-21-2003, 03:17 PM   #1
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Question Wiring tail & running lights

My newly acquired 67 Tradewind has a break in the seven wire cable about two feet into the frame from where I can reach wires inside the utility area at the back. There is no power to break or running lights.

I'm thinking about running new wiring throught conduit attached to the underside. I believe I can get the new wiring to the break lights, but I'm concerned about finding a way to the running light wiring. This approach seems a lot easier than removing the skin (in good condition) from the underside, and not knowing if that results in an easier path.

Do you have any experience or suggestions. I must not be the first one to rewire the towing cabling.
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Old 03-21-2003, 06:13 PM   #2
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If you know where the break is, how about cutting an access hole in the belly pan to reach it. You can pop-rivet a patch over it or pop-rivet a reinforcement around the hole and then attach a cover with screws for easy future access.

BTW: I lived on the hill at Carter Lake for a number of years.
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Old 03-21-2003, 08:32 PM   #3
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Are you sure the wires are broken? I am not that familiar with 60's era A/s's but would check closer to the front of the trailer. I have seen where the wiring comes up in to the interior to an access point where there are circuit breakers, system feeds and ground connections. Maybe not on yours but both of my 70's models had it. I just doubt that all your wires are just broken, especially in the belly pan where nothing can really bother them.

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An inspection plate for the 12 volt cable has been on your trailer from the day it was built.

Look underneath the trailer very close to the front end and some what to the road side. You should find a plate about 8 inches square. Remove that plate and you will find the junction of the 7 way cable and the wires for the other 12 volt circuits.

It was put there so you could easily replace the 7 way 12 volt cable.

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You helped with the access panel info. I have drilled through the floor above the panel and routed wires along the plumbing to the rear and made connections there.

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