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Question DetailsAsked on 11/23/2017

Where would my fuse box be on my 1978 Viking double wide mobile home

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Sometimes in the master bedroom closet

Answered 2 years ago by Kestrel Electric


Kestrel is right - you find house trailer and modular home breaker/fuse boxes in a lot of odd spots - many not even close to legal. Master bedroom closet is common, as is utility closet (where water heater and furnace are), but I have found them behind an exterior panel openable from outdoors only, in a second "medicine chest" type cupboard in the bathroom, inside kitchen cabinets, or inside cupboards elsewhere in the house. Even in the cupboard under sinks and basins - hard to imagine a worse spot than that except maybe in a shower - someone has probably done that too, somewhere. Oh - behind a flip-down panel under the end of one of the dinette/kitchen table seats is another common place - usually has a flip or push-to-release catch on the end panel, exposing the panel inside.

Legally - using that term with tongue in check in this case, it should be within 3-6 feet (depending on year built) of the service entrance into the home. Usually the service entrance wiring leads through the wall directly into the top of the breaker/fuse box, so figure out what is inside at the point where the wires go into the structure.

If all else fails, for about $20-30 (purchase) or probably about $10-15 (rental at tool place) you can get plug-in circuit tracers - plug into an outlet, then run the hand-held tracer along the walls back to its source - the box.

One other possibility (since I find no mention of Viking being a currently manufactured brand) would be to call a local dealer of used mobile/manufactured homes and ask if they have any idea where it is likely to be in a Viking.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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