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Old 03-05-2013, 12:50 AM   #15
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There is definitely something different about your table. You have a version of the table that has a removable leaf. The instructions for it are here:
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/d...do=file&id=179
I have attached some pictures of my table.

It does look like someone put a battery under the gaucho. I don't see any tie downs though. I would put the battery on the tongue of the trailer. Less danger that way. Otherwise it looks exactly like the wiring in my trailer. The white and black tubes are your fuses.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:49 AM   #16
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That gauge wire, as best I can tell from the picture, would be OK for a few 12 volt lights. It looks like there are a couple inline fuse holders there which is good and indicates whatever was fed off the battery was a fused circuit. The wires that the fuses are in would connect to the positive terminal of a battery. Also looks like wire nuts were used for connections which is something I would not do, I use crimp on connectors that have heat shrink on them on all my 12 volt connections.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:48 AM   #17
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Wiring - Trillium 1300

Yes, the wiring looks 'normal'. The Trilliums had a very
basic AC/DC system. The fuses and joints in the front
left corner are typical. I measured the output of the
stock AC>DC power converter and found the output to
be unregulated at about 18/19 VDC = too high for many
electronic devices. Consequently, I chose to replace the
converter and rewire the DC system. The least expensive
alternative was a WFCO 8725P Power Center from
BestConverter - Converters, Inverters, Electrical Supplies, Electronics
It is a 'cheap' unit but adequate for the limited electrical
demands of a small simple trailer. The new converter project
might be a bit much for someone who has no experience with
wiring but not too bad if you have some experience and/or
some knowledgeable person to help when questions arise.

Regarding battery placement, both of my 1300s have
the battery on the trailer tongue near the propane tank.
It is simpler than putting it inside the trailer. I prefer the old
fashioned wet cell deep cycle type from Trojan Battery that
require maintenance. I find them to be robust if properly
taken care of.

Enjoy getting your Trill back in shape. It will be fun to
show off in campgrounds. I find people to be very curious
about these little guys. Best keep it very neat inside as
people love to see what can be inside such a small unit.

GL, Larry H
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:16 AM   #18
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g'morning y'all!

A little under 24 hours until our maiden voyage!

Plan is to head from San Francisco to Yosemite, then down to Joshua Tree, over to San Diego, up to Disneyland and finally Big Sur. Big California loop all in a week.

Only a few things left to do. I won't get the fridge or heater figured out in time, will have to bring a bag of ice and some extra blankets. But everything else is pretty much sorted.

Decided to go with an Optima battery so we wouldn't have to relocate to the tongue. New electric breaks, they work amazingly. Hopefully they'll keep me from toasting the Bronco's old drums.

Oh, and my mom stitched up some adorable new curtains. They have little mushrooms on them. Smurf style, seems appropriate
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:16 AM   #19
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The curtains look great w/mushrooms, sounds like a good name for your little"MUSHROOM".
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:16 AM   #20
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Glad you're going to straighten it out and get some use out of it. I hate seeing things like that rotting in a garage (or the side of someones house).
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:18 AM   #21
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Ummm, Smuckers jam and Folgers instant coffee. Bet they're still edible

Yes, that looks like a typical wiring set-up. The wires aren't large because unlike vehicle wiring where the starter requires a much larger cable, the trailer doesn't require much amperage.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:31 AM   #22
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Only a few things left to do. I won't get the fridge or heater figured out in time, will have to bring a bag of ice and some extra blankets. But everything else is pretty much sorted.
Whooo thats a pretty big list of places in a week! Might want to leave one or two for the next trip!

Josh if you look in the Document Center here you may find the manuals for your fridge and heater. A few key points on the fridges are - they tend to suck up a lot of battery power if running on DC and some vehicles cant even keep up with powering them even when running down the road. They also take a long time to cool down - anywhere from 4 to 10 hours so its always better if you plug in and get them cooled down prior to leaving and put a few freezer packs in them to help keep them cool while traveling.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:09 PM   #23
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Looks like some nice new cushion covers too. Great looking little unit. Have fun!
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:32 PM   #24
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Safe travels and you will post pictures of your adventure.... won't you?
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:30 PM   #25
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So... I'm checking in with my phone from the side of the highway.

Seems the shop that installed our breaks didn't tighten the lugs too well on the driver's side and we've lost a wheel. Good news is we're waiting for AAA in the shade, bad news is the tire was spankin new.

Anyone know off hand the width and lug pattern of the wheels that came stock on a '78 4500? I'm pretty sure they're original 15s, have (had) the chrome moon hub caps. Trying to call around to get a replacement.

Thanks, you guys are life savers.
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oh yeah, can't forget the pics
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Sorry to see this happen, and can't answer your question either. Probably the studs are damaged too? This is why I do all my own work, and hand tighten lug nuts. Rumor is that Uhaul had all the hubcaps removed on their campers to make it easier to check the nuts. Hope this gets resolved without too much hassle, but I've done so many roadcalls to know that too many don't go good and many times the result was a tow truck hauling the breakdown to the shop.
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So... I'm checking in with my phone from the side of the highway.

Seems the shop that installed our breaks didn't tighten the lugs too well on the driver's side and we've lost a wheel. Good news is we're waiting for AAA in the shade, bad news is the tire was spankin new.

Anyone know off hand the width and lug pattern of the wheels that came stock on a '78 4500? I'm pretty sure they're original 15s, have (had) the chrome moon hub caps. Trying to call around to get a replacement.

Thanks, you guys are life savers.
Someone help Josh!
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