Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Vintage RV's
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-14-2012, 03:19 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
mwells4654's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Antlers, Ok
Posts: 130
Smile 1978 Prowler fifth wheel

I am working on a 78 prowler fifth wheel. Rear floor was rotted out and most of the wooden frame. Does anyone here have a photo of the rear interior of this type trailer showing the rear outlets location. I could sure use a copy of someones interior wiring diagram. I have figured out the 12 volt but not sure where the 120v outlets should be. All of the rear paneling is removed and I am ready to start putting everything back together. I could put the outlets where I think they should be but would be better to know where the manfacturer put them.

Thanks in advance.
Mel
__________________

__________________
mwells4654 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-14-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
RedneckExpress's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Sauvie Island, OR
Posts: 2,353
Send a message via ICQ to RedneckExpress Send a message via AIM to RedneckExpress Send a message via MSN to RedneckExpress Send a message via Yahoo to RedneckExpress
Quote:
Originally Posted by mwells4654 View Post
I am working on a 78 prowler fifth wheel. Rear floor was rotted out and most of the wooden frame. Does anyone here have a photo of the rear interior of this type trailer showing the rear outlets location. I could sure use a copy of someones interior wiring diagram. I have figured out the 12 volt but not sure where the 120v outlets should be. All of the rear paneling is removed and I am ready to start putting everything back together. I could put the outlets where I think they should be but would be better to know where the manfacturer put them.

Thanks in advance.
Mel
If you've had to completely re do the frame, you can choose to have the outlets whereever they will suit you best .
__________________

__________________
'92 Dodge W250 "Dually" Power Wagon
'74
KIT 1106 Kamper Slide-in Truck Camper
'06 Heartland Bighorn 3400RL Fifth wheel
Follow along with me in the The Journey of
RedneckExpress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 12:32 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
mwells4654's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Antlers, Ok
Posts: 130
Sorry folks - I am finally getting back to working on the trailer. Does anyone have a wiring diagram for the 120 and 12v systems.
__________________
mwells4654 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 09:26 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
mwells4654's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Antlers, Ok
Posts: 130
I really do not understand that no-one I mean no-one has a wiring diagram for these travel trailers. Come on people. I see hundreds of request for wiring diagrams and no-one to help. I have a 1970 Airstream and got a manual for it with all the diagrams. I guess people on this forum don't want to help each other out. Redneck express - I just wanted to put them back where they were - with the rear of trailer torn out by PO I have nothing to go by. Thanks for your input.
__________________
mwells4654 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:44 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
RedneckExpress's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Sauvie Island, OR
Posts: 2,353
Send a message via ICQ to RedneckExpress Send a message via AIM to RedneckExpress Send a message via MSN to RedneckExpress Send a message via Yahoo to RedneckExpress
Quote:
Originally Posted by mwells4654 View Post
I really do not understand that no-one I mean no-one has a wiring diagram for these travel trailers. Come on people. I see hundreds of request for wiring diagrams and no-one to help. I have a 1970 Airstream and got a manual for it with all the diagrams. I guess people on this forum don't want to help each other out. Redneck express - I just wanted to put them back where they were - with the rear of trailer torn out by PO I have nothing to go by. Thanks for your input.
Actually, unless someone happened to have gotten a copy of the plans back when the unit was still in production, odds are they no longer exist. Very very few RV manufacturers that have survived rarely keep the plans for their fairly old rigs around.

The few exceptions are the ones with giant followings:

Winnebago
Airstream
Itasca
Avion

I can't find plans or wiring diagrams for my rig either and I got ahold of the company that built it before they went out of business in 2008, they just don't have them anymore.

Prowler is still around, but the original parent company that built your rig when it was new is long gone, they're now a name owned by another larger company that bought up select assets when the company declared bankruptcy.

Hence why I suggested choosing where the outlets will serve you best, the Prowler you have now is a blank slate, of sorts, it's your own creation. Very rarely do RV manufacturers put the electric outlets where they're the most useful, most times its just where there's an easy spot to run wire for the cheapest cost. .
__________________
'92 Dodge W250 "Dually" Power Wagon
'74
KIT 1106 Kamper Slide-in Truck Camper
'06 Heartland Bighorn 3400RL Fifth wheel
Follow along with me in the The Journey of
RedneckExpress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 02:30 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
GOLDWINGER2's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 1,079
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedneckExpress View Post
Hence why I suggested choosing where the outlets will serve you best, the Prowler you have now is a blank slate, of sorts, it's your own creation. Very rarely do RV manufacturers put the electric outlets where they're the most useful, most times its just where there's an easy spot to run wire for the cheapest cost. .
So true, I really hate that practice.
J
__________________
1988 PACE ARROW
P30, 454 ENG, TURBO 400 TRANS
TOWING '80 WING OR 2006 AVALON
GOLDWINGER2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 07:15 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
mwells4654's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Antlers, Ok
Posts: 130
I found a couple pictures of the rear interior off the internet of 1978 and 1979 Prowler trailers. I know where they go. I will have to make my own wiring diagram for the trailer. Putting the outlets anywhere I wanted was understandable but I also need to know where this bule wire and this red wire etc. goes. I can sit down with a meter and a helper to turn thins on and off and figure out where everything goes but it sure would help to look at a diagram and go - "Oh, so this is supposed to go there and run this". This trailer is a nightmare trying to fihure out what the PO did to the poor thing. My daughter bought it and I got asked to help her fix it up. Should be an easy task - I have been working on it for a year now (in my spare time) and finally have it ready to go back together. I hope to have most of it done for the week after Labor Day. I would like to stay in it for a few days out at the lake and give it a test run. Keeping my fingers crossed.
__________________
mwells4654 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 02:49 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
mwells4654's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Antlers, Ok
Posts: 130
The week at the lake was great. Still have a few things to finish but - WOW - that was fun.
__________________
Mel MSgt. USAF (Ret)
1986 Prowler 3000 CL 5er
2006 GMC SLE Reese 16K Pro Fifth Wheel w/slide
mwells4654 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 11:27 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
RedneckExpress's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Sauvie Island, OR
Posts: 2,353
Send a message via ICQ to RedneckExpress Send a message via AIM to RedneckExpress Send a message via MSN to RedneckExpress Send a message via Yahoo to RedneckExpress
Quote:
Originally Posted by mwells4654
The week at the lake was great. Still have a few things to finish but - WOW - that was fun.
Excellent
__________________

__________________
'92 Dodge W250 "Dually" Power Wagon
'74
KIT 1106 Kamper Slide-in Truck Camper
'06 Heartland Bighorn 3400RL Fifth wheel
Follow along with me in the The Journey of
RedneckExpress is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.