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[GMCnet] Converter Location in Rear Twin Kingsley / Edgemont [message #326742] Mon, 04 December 2017 21:20 Go to next message
USAussie is currently offline  USAussie   United States
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G'day,

John Sharpe and I have been trying to find the AC to DC converter (Buzz Box) in my 1977 Kingsley for two days and for the life of us
we can't find the damn thing!

HELP!

Regards,
Rob M.
The Pedantic Mechanic
Sydney, Australia
AUS '75 Avion - The Blue Streak TZE365V100428
USA '75 Avion - Double Trouble TZE365V100426
USA '77 Kingsley - TZE 267V100808
 



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Regards, Rob M. (USAussie) The Pedantic Mechanic Sydney, Australia '75 Avion - AUS - The Blue Streak TZE365V100428 '75 Avion - USA - Double Trouble TZE365V100426
Re: [GMCnet] Converter Location in Rear Twin Kingsley / Edgemont [message #326744 is a reply to message #326742] Mon, 04 December 2017 21:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That's the rear twin bed, side dry bath on the left floor plan? If so, I
think it's below the drivers side bed. Same for the air compressor and
valves.

bdub


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G'day,

John Sharpe and I have been trying to find the AC to DC converter (Buzz Box)
in my 1977 Kingsley for two days and for the life of us
we can't find the damn thing!

HELP!



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Re: [GMCnet] Converter Location in Rear Twin Kingsley / Edgemont [message #326745 is a reply to message #326742] Mon, 04 December 2017 21:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
75realsteel is currently offline  75realsteel   United States
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In our 77 Kingsley twin bed, dry bath it was behind the oven.....

Kevin


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Re: [GMCnet] Converter Location in Rear Twin Kingsley / Edgemont [message #326747 is a reply to message #326742] Mon, 04 December 2017 21:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ken Burton is currently offline  Ken Burton   United States
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Maybe someone stole it..

All kidding aside. I do not know, but I would look for the house 12 DC fuse panel. It is probably close by. It should be on the drivers side because on GM up fitted coaches that is the route for the 12 VDC from under the hood to the rear batteries and the Onan. It also needs 120 VAC so where is the 120VAC CB panel?

I'm not much help.


Ken Burton - N9KB
76 Palm Beach
Hebron, Indiana
Re: [GMCnet] Converter Location in Rear Twin Kingsley / Edgemont [message #326748 is a reply to message #326742] Mon, 04 December 2017 22:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Rob,

On my twin bed Eleganza it is located under the range/oven.

Jerry


Jerry Sitzlar..... 77 Eleganza II, Twin bed, dry bath...... Lenoir City, TN
Re: [GMCnet] Converter Location in Rear Twin Kingsley / Edgemont [message #326751 is a reply to message #326742] Tue, 05 December 2017 06:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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USAussie wrote on Mon, 04 December 2017 22:20
G'day,

John Sharpe and I have been trying to find the AC to DC converter (Buzz Box) in my 1977 Kingsley for two days and for the life of us
we can't find the damn thing!

HELP!

Regards,
Rob M.
The Pedantic Mechanic
Sydney, Australia
AUS '75 Avion - The Blue Streak TZE365V100428
USA '75 Avion - Double Trouble TZE365V100426
USA '77 Kingsley - TZE 267V100808
 



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Mine is under the Driver side bed. However the book says it is behind and above the furnace.



Tom Lins
Elkton, FL
77 GM Rear Twin
Re: [GMCnet] Converter Location in Rear Twin Kingsley / Edgemont [message #326752 is a reply to message #326751] Tue, 05 December 2017 07:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Not under beds. We'll check around the oven. By the way, the 12v fuse panel is in the bath behind the sliding door for the toilet paper. No converter under the bath sink. Thanks for the help

John Sharpe
Humble,TX
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Re: [GMCnet] Converter Location in Rear Twin Kingsley / Edgemont [message #326753 is a reply to message #326752] Tue, 05 December 2017 07:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Edgemont= behind oven on floor against the wall

Richard MacDonald Punta Gorda, Florida Sold our TZE April 2015
Re: [GMCnet] Converter Location in Rear Twin Kingsley / Edgemont [message #326755 is a reply to message #326742] Tue, 05 December 2017 06:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Are you certain that you have one? If yes, you should here it. After all, there is a reason it is called buzz box
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Re: [GMCnet] Converter Location in Rear Twin Kingsley / Edgemont [message #326762 is a reply to message #326755] Tue, 05 December 2017 16:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Peter, it's got one because there is 12v when plugged in and all batteries disconnected. Can't hear it. But, I'm told that there's a lot I don't hear.

John Sharpe
Humble,TX
'78 Eleganza TBI
'89 Spectrum 2000 MPI V-10
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Re: [GMCnet] Converter Location in Rear Twin Kingsley / Edgemont [message #326785 is a reply to message #326762] Tue, 05 December 2017 22:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Typical PO work that does not follow the standard layouts.
Try following the AC line as it is connected to one.

On Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 2:09 PM, John Sharpe wrote:

> Peter, it's got one because there is 12v when plugged in and all batteries
> disconnected. Can't hear it. But, I'm told that there's a lot I don't hear.
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Re: [GMCnet] Converter Location in Rear Twin Kingsley / Edgemont [message #326796 is a reply to message #326785] Wed, 06 December 2017 09:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Reading this forum started our day off with some good laughs. Can't to
hear where it is found.

Thanks.

Sandra and Bob

On Dec 5, 2017 10:44 PM, "Jim Kanomata" wrote:

> Typical PO work that does not follow the standard layouts.
> Try following the AC line as it is connected to one.
>
> On Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 2:09 PM, John Sharpe wrote:
>
>> Peter, it's got one because there is 12v when plugged in and all
> batteries
>> disconnected. Can't hear it. But, I'm told that there's a lot I don't
> hear.
>> --
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>> Humble,TX
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>> '89 Spectrum 2000 MPI V-10
>> '40 Ford Deluxe TBI
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Re: [GMCnet] Converter Location in Rear Twin Kingsley / Edgemont [message #326799 is a reply to message #326796] Wed, 06 December 2017 10:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I think they just misplaced it somewhere.

Around here when Lauire misplaces something, I usually find it in the refrigerator.

If I misplace it, it might not be found for years.


Ken Burton - N9KB
76 Palm Beach
Hebron, Indiana
Re: [GMCnet] Converter Location in Rear Twin Kingsley / Edgemont [message #326800 is a reply to message #326742] Wed, 06 December 2017 11:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Location of "buzz boxes" varies. Some are here, some are there. Coachman
placed them somewhere in the rear of the coach, and other up fitters placed
them behind the oven and above the furnace in an almost inaccessible
location. Some in the lavatory sink undercabinet. Also no fun to service.
My Royale was located in the bottom of a night stand between the rear
gaucho beds. You had to get on your knees, and use a portable light source
to service the buzz box or the 12 volt or 120 volt breakers or fuses. On
the Coachman system, you had to operate a toggle breaker to switch between
shore power and generator power. I modified that deal with a timed delay 50
amp automatic transfer switch. Now, if you want to operate the generator,
you just start it up, and wait until the time delay relay closes, and you
are good to go. No more kneeling at the electrical altar and flipping
toggle breakers.
I would plug your coach into shore power, go quietly into the coach, and
listen for the buzz box to tell me where it is hiding. Likely as not, you
will be removing sinks or stoves/ovens to remove it.
Jim Hupy
Salem, Or
78 GMC ROYALE 403

On Dec 6, 2017 8:34 AM, "Ken Burton" wrote:

I think they just misplaced it somewhere.

Around here when Lauire misplaces something, I usually find it in the
refrigerator.

If I misplace it, it might not be found for years.
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76 Palm Beach
Hebron, Indiana

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Re: [GMCnet] Converter Location in Rear Twin Kingsley / Edgemont [message #326819 is a reply to message #326800] Wed, 06 December 2017 18:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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G'day,

John found a PD 9640 located right where GMC put the Buzz Box; above the furnace behind the oven.

Since it's a PD it's quiet so no buzzzzzzziiiiiiinnnnnggggg to hear!

Appreciate the on and off net replies.

Regards,
Rob M.
The Pedantic Mechanic
Sydney, Australia
AUS '75 Avion - The Blue Streak TZE365V100428
USA '75 Avion - Double Trouble TZE365V100426
USA '77 Kingsley - TZE 267V100808


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Location of "buzz boxes" varies. Some are here, some are there. Coachman
placed them somewhere in the rear of the coach, and other up fitters placed
them behind the oven and above the furnace in an almost inaccessible
location. Some in the lavatory sink undercabinet. Also no fun to service.
My Royale was located in the bottom of a night stand between the rear
gaucho beds. You had to get on your knees, and use a portable light source
to service the buzz box or the 12 volt or 120 volt breakers or fuses. On
the Coachman system, you had to operate a toggle breaker to switch between
shore power and generator power. I modified that deal with a timed delay 50
amp automatic transfer switch. Now, if you want to operate the generator,
you just start it up, and wait until the time delay relay closes, and you
are good to go. No more kneeling at the electrical altar and flipping
toggle breakers.
I would plug your coach into shore power, go quietly into the coach, and
listen for the buzz box to tell me where it is hiding. Likely as not, you
will be removing sinks or stoves/ovens to remove it.
Jim Hupy
Salem, Or
78 GMC ROYALE 403

On Dec 6, 2017 8:34 AM, "Ken Burton" wrote:

I think they just misplaced it somewhere.

Around here when Lauire misplaces something, I usually find it in the
refrigerator.

If I misplace it, it might not be found for years.
--
Ken Burton - N9KB
76 Palm Beach
Hebron, Indiana

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Regards, Rob M. (USAussie) The Pedantic Mechanic Sydney, Australia '75 Avion - AUS - The Blue Streak TZE365V100428 '75 Avion - USA - Double Trouble TZE365V100426
Re: [GMCnet] Converter Location in Rear Twin Kingsley / Edgemont [message #326874 is a reply to message #326742] Thu, 07 December 2017 19:48 Go to previous message
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Rob, I BELIEVE I remember seeing it behind the stove on the wall. If you put your head down load and look up behind and below the stove, you can see the bottom of it. That's all I remember or think I remember but I do recall thinking it was a really odd place for it. It also appeared to be a newer type just from the sheer size of it.

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