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Old 07-20-2015, 08:20 AM   #1
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Just acquired 1977 Beaver Cabover Camper need help

i have just bought a used (obviously) Beaver 1977 Cabover camper (8 1/2 foot) and it needs some work on things that i am not familiar with.

i am unsure what i need to do to the truck (wiring kit and such) to hook up the tailights and the rest of the power.

the prior owner claimed the refrigerator works with 110/12 and propane but i am not sure about how to set it up. also the propane tank seems original equipment and i am not even sure i could get that filled.

is there somewhere i can find a manual for the camper or at least about how to set up the various things in it.

what should i do about the power (both electric and the propane)

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Old 07-23-2015, 09:37 AM   #2
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It seems that you have acquired a camper that is going to need some serious TLC.
Regarding your turn signals, if your front signals work then all you have to do is find where the circuits are broken.
As for your electrical and plumbing. You should get an electrician and a.heating and air guy to inspect them. All my outlets needed to be replaced and in some cases rewired. The propane needs to be checked for leaks or broken fixtures. I was amazed that my camper never burned to the ground with the type of outlets they used back then. You may need to bring your camper to an RV Repair shop to have the appliances checked out..
I hope your handy with tools it will save a lot if money.
Keep us posted on your progress.
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