D C. Trailer Wiring Basics - Fiberglass RV


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Old 11-15-2018, 03:51 PM   #1
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D C. Trailer Wiring Basics

Can anyone recommend a good reference book for D C wiring? I have a 1982 Burro that has been stripped and need to rewire everything. I know just enough about D C wiring to get into trouble and would really like to buy a good reference book. Thanks
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Old 11-15-2018, 04:32 PM   #2
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I have not seen this one but it gets pretty good reviews for a basic RV electrical ssytems book... light on generator and solar info and the rest a little dated.
https://www.amazon.com/Electrical-Sy.../dp/0071837922
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Old 11-15-2018, 05:04 PM   #3
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I just posted a Burro 12V running lights wiring diagram in the Document Center, under Electrical.
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Old 11-15-2018, 05:45 PM   #4
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Thanks, Felix and Gordon. I saw the book you mentioned during my original research and think I will get it. Going to look at the Burro wiring diagram and copy it. Thanks again.
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Old 11-15-2018, 07:02 PM   #5
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I think I'll rewire my trailer eventually. Looking at marine grade wire as I've used it before. genuinedealz.com as worked well for me for wire and connectors. I get the connectors with heat shrink so it seals the wire end.

Hope your rewire goes well.
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:32 AM   #6
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Not "Burro specific," but a very handy reference source for all things 12 VDC. Handy to have because there's a lot of information in it, and the best part - it's free! (downloadable.)

Part #1: The 12volt Side of Life

Part #2: The 12volt Side of Life
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Old 11-16-2018, 11:01 AM   #7
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Great information Greg, thank you. Like many people, I really needed this information about maintaining my batteries. I’ve copied both parts and will definitely be investing in a good converter for my Burro. Really appreciate you taking the time to respond.
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Old 11-24-2018, 11:39 AM   #8
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This is very interesting To read. I learned a lot of thinks.
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Old 11-24-2018, 11:57 AM   #9
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Not RV specific, but a huge amount of crossover:

Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual: How to Maintain, Repair, and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems

Author Nigel Calder - look for a used copy, I see them done to less than $5.00.
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Old 11-24-2018, 02:34 PM   #10
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Thanks, I’ll check it out.
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Old 11-24-2018, 08:11 PM   #11
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Here's a great one:

https://openlibrary.org/books/OL2417...th_ample_power
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Old 11-24-2018, 08:11 PM   #12
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Also available on Amazon, of course:

https://www.amazon.com/Living-12-Vol.../dp/0945415052
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Old 11-24-2018, 09:16 PM   #13
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Thanks,man! I downloaded it and will start learning. Need all the help I can get!
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Old 11-30-2018, 09:08 AM   #14
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Sorry it took a while to respond. Had to dig up the book that I use: "Managing 12 Volts" by Harold Barre.
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