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Old 02-21-2012, 11:45 AM   #15
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I drove into my local RV shop and had them in stall a new 30amp 110 system (so I have the capacity for AC if I decide to). It is also wired through my existing inverter (converter?) that allows me to also have 12v lights and charges the battery. I feel much better with all new wiring in the trailer.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:41 PM   #16
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I just bought a ct13 and replaced the burned out florescent light over the closet with a light from an rv dealer that has a plug to add a bunk light. Once the light was installed it lit great but then I plugged in the bunk light and they all lit for a second then blew out. Is there a fuse box somewhere I can't find, or any ideas. Now I cant get either to work. Everything else seems fine, (hood light, furnace fan, etc.)
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:27 PM   #17
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I just bought a ct13 and replaced the burned out florescent light over the closet with a light from an rv dealer that has a plug to add a bunk light. Once the light was installed it lit great but then I plugged in the bunk light and they all lit for a second then blew out. Is there a fuse box somewhere I can't find, or any ideas. Now I cant get either to work. Everything else seems fine, (hood light, furnace fan, etc.)
I replied to your other post, same topic. Best not to add on to some one else's thread.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:31 PM   #18
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My fuse box is under the bed/table just in front of the battery compartment. You don't need to open any of the cabinets. There is an original door with a twist lock on mine. You need to look for the burned out fuse and find an identical replacement. Mine say up to 32 v and 15 amps.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:15 PM   #19
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Best solution, get someone that knows how to show you. Not a lot to it, a few tools, basic knowledge, and some time to do a neat job.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:24 PM   #20
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Diane I'd rather stick a needle in my eye than try to sort thru all that. I'm collecting all the stuff to redo my wiring and change over to 30 amp from 15 but I'm going to wimp out and have someone connect all the wires for me once I get everything bought. I would probably just sit there and whine if I had to do it. I'm scared of doing it wrong and having a fire or something but kudos to you for trying!
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My CT's original wiring included a 15amp circuit breker and 110 electrical plug. It was the only 110 in the trailer. And it constantly blew if I plugged in anything that drew much power. Hense, why I had a bigger breaker panel installed (see my post #15).
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:16 AM   #22
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Pam: Do you have any info as to what was installed for a breaker panel. I have eliminated the original Uhaul breaker and installed a couple extra outlets and two 110V lights, but I'm relying on the campgrounds' breakers, and not real comfortable with that. Bob
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The Uhauls had a battery box with a vented cover located center rear. If it is gone I would buy one, at Walmart or auto parts store or boat place. Screw it to the floor. How about the power converter, is it still there, but I'm guessing it's not. What about the original 12 volt lights. Otherwise from your pictures it looks like a wiring butcher job that someone did there. Uhaul's original wiring wasn't so great from what I'm seeing in ours. Right now I'm doing the 110Volt wiring, then going to upgrade the 12 volt and add a couple more lights. And what about the rear window, I'm looking for a replacement for ours as it is in bad shape, but haven't made a final decision yet. If you need to talk to someone about the wiring let me know. How about joining us at Jane's Uhaul rally in SC in April for a wiring lesson. Bob
Thanks for your advice, I will buy a new battery box but am still afraid to have it under the bed. I am thinking of locating it outside on the bumper. Any thoughts?
The power converter is rusted, main line is cut, I am thinking of having a new converter put in. From what I have read on the forums here, the
"WFCO Converter Charger" has been suggested.
The rear window in mine has been cut in half to make room for a household window unit air conditioner... Guess I could plug it into a tree, HA! Am thinking of installing a vent fan to run off of 12 volt. Are there any that run off of 110 and 12 volt? Will need to replace back window also at some point. For now I beleive the wiring is the most important thing.
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The Uhauls had a battery box with a vented cover located center rear. If it is gone I would buy one, at Walmart or auto parts store or boat place. Screw it to the floor. How about the power converter, is it still there, but I'm guessing it's not. What about the original 12 volt lights. Otherwise from your pictures it looks like a wiring butcher job that someone did there. Uhaul's original wiring wasn't so great from what I'm seeing in ours. Right now I'm doing the 110Volt wiring, then going to upgrade the 12 volt and add a couple more lights. And what about the rear window, I'm looking for a replacement for ours as it is in bad shape, but haven't made a final decision yet. If you need to talk to someone about the wiring let me know. How about joining us at Jane's Uhaul rally in SC in April for a wiring lesson. Bob
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I drove into my local RV shop and had them in stall a new 30amp 110 system (so I have the capacity for AC if I decide to). It is also wired through my existing inverter (converter?) that allows me to also have 12v lights and charges the battery. I feel much better with all new wiring in the trailer.
Pam, sounds like this is what I need also, except RV dealers are expensive. Thanks for your response.
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Diane I'd rather stick a needle in my eye than try to sort thru all that. I'm collecting all the stuff to redo my wiring and change over to 30 amp from 15 but I'm going to wimp out and have someone connect all the wires for me once I get everything bought. I would probably just sit there and whine if I had to do it. I'm scared of doing it wrong and having a fire or something but kudos to you for trying!
Camilla, HA! I feel the same way...Have been single most of my life and had to do fix up and repair myself on things but this is so much info so fast. I am thinking of getting a "friend" ? who knows more than EYE to do this. But I still need to learn about it to be able to relay what I want done. Thanks for your response.
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Best solution, get someone that knows how to show you. Not a lot to it, a few tools, basic knowledge, and some time to do a neat job.
Bob, Thank you, I agree, will try to find someone. Time is a wasting...want to be in the woods in March! Actually think I may know of someone...
Thank you for responding.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:29 AM   #27
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My fuse box is under the bed/table just in front of the battery compartment. You don't need to open any of the cabinets. There is an original door with a twist lock on mine. You need to look for the burned out fuse and find an identical replacement. Mine say up to 32 v and 15 amps.
Mouse, Thanks for responding. I have intently been reading your progress with your little trailer in the forums. You seem to really be getting it together! In this case I do NOT have a fuse box under the bed/table. However I think I do need a upgraded fuse /breaker panel from what I have read.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:55 AM   #28
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Just a caution to the OP, you should get a book or other learning material and understand basic DC circuits. That battery has the capacity to do great damage (think burns, fire) if shorted out. Understand about minimum wire gauges, fuse sizes, how to wire a switch.

It is not complicated, but you really owe it to yourself to get down the basics. Plus you will save yourself from doing the job twice.

Amazon.com: Used and New: Basic Electricity and Dc Circuits
Thomas, Thank you, I agree with learning as much as you can about the subject, and will take your advice. Thank you.
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