Just joined the forum--proud new owner of a much-abused and neglected 2003 hawk. I'm unburying my 2003 Tundra from the Northstar that it's been carrying. We had some great Baja and Sierra trips over the last ten years, but it's going to eventually crush my truck and/or fall apart in a very inconvenient locale.
I've been envious of FWC's since day one. Stoked I found one and the Northstar is sold! The Hawk is much better for the truck and for the 'froading trips that we take. And the extended cab-over bed in the Hawk is much bigger and has more head room than the Northstar. Looking forward to some epic siestas up there.
So, now I have a few projects on my hands to get the Hawk in working order, with a Southern Sierra trip on the near horizon. I can't believe how the original owner treated this thing. The good news is that the roof doesn't leak and the canvas is pristine. But every plastic piece that could break is broken. He said he never cleaned it. I believe him. There is a porta-potti full of something...gee thanks guy. That goes straight in the trash to make space for gear and toys!
Before I attempt to extricate the Hawk from the trailer to which it is bolted (anyone near San Luis Obispo want to buy a nice flatbed utility trailer?) and place it on the truck, I'm trying to get the electrical system in order. All electrical components in the camper are working after having exorcised a demon in the ground-to-converter-box connection. The remaining questions are related to wiring the camper to the truck and other miscellaneous items. I found the wiring diagram PDF and lots of good intel on this forum, thank you forum members! But I have several remaining questions:
1. Wiring to truck: Why not splice into the tow package/brake/turn signal wires that run down the left side of the truck frame, right below the camper's wires? It makes a nice short run.
2. What is this third wire for? The Hawk has no running lights. This third wire comes out of the driver side of the camper about one foot aft of the charging leads and goes to the batter compartment, and it's not a green wire. Sorta dark gray. Neither end is attached to anything.
3. There is no plastic battery box in the camper, just the remainder of a hold-down strap starboard of the water tank. Was there originally a battery box here? (I just bought a new AGM battery due to no venting; the guy had a standard marine battery in here with no box or vent).
4. The shore power plug has been cut off. Here is a picture of the compartment where the plug was. Can anyone send me a picture of this setup as it should be from the factory? The pic is of the compartment between the fridge and the front of the camper.
5. Anyone know of the manufacturer or source for the rear swiveling flood lights? One is missing.
6. Anyone know where the center of gravity is on a Hawk with the extended cab-over option?
7. Anyone have a manual for the 2003 Hawk? It's not on the the FWC site. I get the impression that this was a transitional period for the company...is that accurate?
Thanks for the help! I'll post more as the camper comes back to life.