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Old 08-26-2018, 03:33 PM   #1
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37 foot Winnebago Elandan gut and remodel

Just acquired the above unit. Isa total wreck inside, but all equipment works well,/except can not get power to the front roof top AC unit, works fine if i straight wire it thru its switch. Just posted a very long post asking for help, may have posted in wrong forum, so if you csn please take a look at it, really need your help, thanks. Have not been able to fing a wiring diagram for the coach anywhere specific to this year and model
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Old 08-26-2018, 06:46 PM   #2
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I don't have a specific diagram for you, but I can suggest you study your existing wiring carefully.

Somewhere in the coach you will find a central location for both your high and low voltage. Many coaches will have an automotive type fuse block for the low voltage stuff and a breaker panel for the 110v appliances. The wire going to the A/C is going to likely be the largest romex wire in the panel.
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There is a specific thread for available manuals here on this forum. With the right model and year information you may find it.
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Does it run when the generator is running? Only one air conditioner at a time will run when plugged in the 30 amp shore power . There will be a selector switch near your fuse panel that lets use choose which one you want to power. But both will run on the generator.
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Old 08-31-2018, 02:35 PM   #5
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made it a short day today, am exhausted from this project. Finished gutting out all the old cabinets, carpeting, and parquet flooring in the living room and galley today and readied the floor for install of new subflooring hopefuly tommorow. I have never seen so many phillips head screws , thank goodness all but about handfull came out easily.
After about 30 minutes of taking pictures and drawing diagrams, putting lables on the wireing to hopefully get everything back where it belongs, I approached my wife and asked if she had any fingernail polish, fortunately she had about 14 different colors, so off to the rv project with them. I used the nail polish to mark all the wire connections. Wow ,a whole lot faster, no diagrams, no pictures, i just put a dab of nail polish of each wire terminal and its location. Worked great, i learned was best to just dab the color on and not try to brush it on.
When i tried to return her nail polish , she got this big grin and told me they were mine now,I love my wife.
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Post some pics.
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If your goal was to save money by remodeling a coach you just blew it. That grin from your wife was because now she gets to go buy a new nail polish collection.
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:01 AM   #8
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Oops, didnt think it thru, thanks for the headsup for the future though
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Having trouble getting pic to post, not sure why, pics were taken with my tablet. Pretty sure I am doing it right, might be a tablet issue, its been acting funky lately, but will try again
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I often have to resize the picture before it will upload to the forum.
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Old 09-04-2018, 12:34 PM   #11
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Pics of the stove hood/exhause fan dismanted. IF i get it back together after cleaning,and replacing the fam motor, will use Appliance Expoxy Paint to freshen it up. Fijnished to cabinets i made to replace the original ones. Selected the replacement flooring, and going to select and get replacement panleing.
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Got the stove hood cleaned and repainted with bright white appliance epoxy, can out much better than anticipated. After spliceing back together the multitude of finger nail polish marked wired, and 3 attempts to get them all routed correctly to allow the vent control lever to operate freely without any friction or rubbing against one another, I got the face plate on, harness threaded correctly..
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Good luck, right behind you in restoring my 89 elandan.
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Old 09-08-2018, 01:48 PM   #14
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Got window in but what a job. Will never attempt with only 2 people again.

Had to improvise to fix the Magic Chef stove. Nylon spacers between the control knob and the burner tubes are no longer available. Fashioned some out of furniture plugs/caps. Had to drill out the capped end to fit the control knob valve but the burner tube fit like a glove without and adjustment.
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