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Old 02-09-2016, 05:36 PM   #1
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just bought a 1983 sunline satelite? many issue please help

Hi guys I am new to the forum and just "upgraded" so to speak to a 1983 from a 1965 canned ham. So the guy who owned it was pretty was and so the camper is rough. I need help with some if the wiring configuration from the battery. He said someone sole it and so the wires are cut. Plus there are some thing I just don't know what they are.WIN_20160209_18_02_18_Pro.jpg [ATTACH]WIN_20160209_18_09_39_Pro.jpg[/ATTACH]
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Hi Gabe,

Welcome to Sunline Owners Club! and congrats on your Sunny!

I think you are asking what is each of the pics? If so here goes. Pics tell us a lot to be able to help. You get and A+!

This is a "mess".... That is suppose to be a 7 wire plug to plug into the back of your truck to work the directional lights and the trailer brakes. It is suppose to look like this. https://www.etrailer.com/Custom-Fit-...ns/H20044.html



Does your truck have a 7 wire receptacle at the back and a brake controller? If not then that will be needed also.

This is an all LP gas hot water heater that is missing the heat shield on the flame tube exhaust port. Does it have the outside fold up cover?


This is an outside shower with 2 sprayers. There is normally only 1 sprayer.


I'm assuming you mean the garden hose looking fitting, That is the fresh water hook up point for pressurized water.


This wiring is in rough shape. The Red cable is suppose to be the (+) positive hot lead and the white cable is the ground or (-) negative lead for a deep cycle lead acid battery.


This is what they call a weight distribution chain snap up bracket. It is part of the hitch system you need to tow the camper. Should be on on both sides of the A frame.


This was an Emergency Breakaway switch which is part of the mandatory safety system when towing the camper. That switch is to have a cable hooked to the truck and if the trailer becomes unhooked from the truck towing down the road, it pulls the cable and turns on the switch to apply the trailer brakes. Recommend you upgrade to a new one.


Here is a new one https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories...s/HM20014.html

Hope this helps and good luck

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WOW! thanks so much. You answered everything perfectly.... as for the cover for the boiler heater, yes I have it. I think I will using my buddy heater for heat and a tank less water heater in the shower. So I will be getting rid of this, seems like to much of a hassle.
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on the red cable (+) what are those other wires for... black and green?
Also where can I find a new lp double hookup hose, apparently the previouse owner said that when he hooked propane to it that the regulator had a pin size hole in it so he never used it. How to clean the propane lines?
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Also is there a manual for this camper on this site, I cant seem to find one.
Mine is a 16 ft I believe.
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Here is a link to the wiring for the 7-Way plug: https://www.etrailer.com/question-363.html .... That will help you with the wires on the front end some.


Edited to add: At the top of this page, and all pages, is a link to "Files". Your model is on page three. This link might help for that: http://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/do...rt=date&page=3
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You can find LP regulators online, at LP distributors and camper supply places.


To clean the LP lines you can disconnect all appliances. Cap the lines all but the longest run line. Apply air to blow line clean. Then plug longest run line and then open another end and blow it out. Repeat until all lines are blown out. Each appliance will need individual service/repair/replacement.


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I looked at the picture with the two showerheads. It looks like the white showerhead is disconnected but they didn't pull the hose out. Then they installed the chrome showerhead. It gets tight with all those hoses crammed in there. You can remove the white hose.
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Do you think I could just run new hoses directly to let say tankless water heater and one directly to the stove? I mean regular black rubber hoses not the copper or pipe.
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Yes, anything is possible "but" I wouldn't recommend it. If hoses were "the easy" way then why wouldn't manufacturers do it? My guess is that solid lines such as metal have less vibration and last longer. Rubber hoses can rot from the inside out and will flop around going down the road or might even have rodents chew them. If you want to use a temporary hose to check appliances that would be alright but I wouldn't push it. You would want to be safe.
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Connected to the + post trailer brake switch wire (no fuse) camper wire generally red #8 wire (fused 30 amp) + wire from the 7 pin # 4 connector (fused (30 amp) generally red. All the rest should be white and they connect to the - post. When you repair all the splices in the trailer wire buy heat shrink crimp connectors they are a lot more expensive but they are mostly water tight once in place. Some thing like this would save you a lot of time and make a neater install 7-Way Molded Trailer Wire Connector, 6' Long Hopkins Wiring H20044
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is there a way to install a solar kit with ease
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Hi Gabe,

Just an FYI, your trailer is a 1986, not a 1983. It should be at least an 18', measured from tip to tip.
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