I need allot of help and alittle wits

The friendliest place on the web for anyone with an RV or an interest in RVing!
If you have answers, please help by responding to the unanswered posts.

Csmyth42001

Member
Joined
Jul 28, 2022
Posts
12
Location
California soon arizona
Can anyone help me with a wiring schematic for a 1982 fleetwood southwind. I have no power inside. And I'm up to here with trying to Google anything the closest I can find is 1988 and I'
 

Rene T

Site Team
Joined
May 20, 2011
Posts
20,030
Location
Farmington NH
Are you plugged into a pedestal right now?
If you are, using a meter check for power there.
Do you have a generator?
If you do will you have power from it?
If you know what you’re doing, using a meter see if you have power inside your rv entrance panel.

Does anything work like the fridge, furnace, water heater, lights, fans, televisions, any outside lights, compartment lights etc..
 

Pedro Dog

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 9, 2022
Posts
538
Location
South Shores, CA
Tried to give you the whole file but too large so I split it into 2 pdfs

first half
 

Attachments

  • South wind 1 of 2.pdf
    780 KB · Views: 10

Mark_K5LXP

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 17, 2018
Posts
2,982
Location
Albuquerque, NM
Nice job Pedro Dog, that's a long shot to have docs for something this old.

Start at the power center. If it's not there the possible faults will be limited.

Mark B.
Albuquerque, NM
 

Csmyth42001

Member
Joined
Jul 28, 2022
Posts
12
Location
California soon arizona
Are you plugged into a pedestal right now?
If you are, using a meter check for power there.
Do you have a generator?
If you do will you have power from it?
If you know what you’re doing, using a meter see if you have power inside your rv entrance panel.

Does anything work like the fridge, furnace, water heater, lights, fans, televisions, any outside lights, compartment lights etc..
Ok the whips been chopped off and the generator works but it's been sabatoged also its in my backyard and when I did connect Two new batteries a wire began heating up so I been tracking wires looking for a short. You may ask y all the problems. And to make a long story short I'm moving my family out of California to Arizona after a fallout with a family member. I literally bought this motorhome for $800 and it has electrical issues. Also my company found out about me moving and instead of letting me quit they fired me so my $$ is very limited.
 

Ray-IN

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 16, 2014
Posts
1,117
Location
North America-somewhere
Ok the whips been chopped off and the generator works but it's been sabatoged also its in my backyard and when I did connect Two new batteries a wire began heating up so I been tracking wires looking for a short. You may ask y all the problems. And to make a long story short I'm moving my family out of California to Arizona after a fallout with a family member. I literally bought this motorhome for $800 and it has electrical issues. Also my company found out about me moving and instead of letting me quit they fired me so my $$ is very limited.
That "wire heating up" is a direct short in the battery cabling somewhere.
If you have 2 12V batteries for the house portion, they must be attached in parallel NOT SERIES!
Read this website and I suspect you will learn a great deal about The 12V side of Life

I'll leave the 120VAC shore power side alone for others to respond.
 

Csmyth42001

Member
Joined
Jul 28, 2022
Posts
12
Location
California soon arizona
Are you plugged into a pedestal right now?
If you are, using a meter check for power there.
Do you have a generator?
If you do will you have power from it?
If you know what you’re doing, using a meter see if you have power inside your rv entrance panel.

Does anything work like the fridge, furnace, water heater, lights, fans, televisions, any outside lights, compartment lights etc..
Furnace works fridge don't tomorrow I'll be pumping water into the system to see if it holds and if the pump is any good
 
Top Bottom