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Old 01-05-2014, 01:12 PM   #1
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Electrical Outlet Loose from wall question

'92 29' Excella with an electrical outlet that has come "out" of wall. Wires still attached, power is good. However, I'm not sure how box in anchored within the walls. Original screw/clips have lost their "footing" for lack of a better description. Any suggestions on how to re-seat the outlet are appreciated. The outlet, near road side twin bed head in rear of unit, is not flush with wall...and not secure. I push it in, but it will not stay due to either broken anchor or missing clip i presume. Sorry if poor description, but thanks for any help out there.
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:45 PM   #2
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The RV outlet boxes are anchored by two fingers that swing out on diagonal corners. A finger may have broken or may simply have loosened. There are screws at the corners that pull the fingers against the inside of the wall. If the fingers are undamaged, you can loosen the screws, fold the fingers back against the box, and reinsert the box in the wall. Holding the box in place, tighten the screws. The first rotation of the screws swings the fingers out behind the wall. Tighten the screws, but do not over tighten.

If a finger on the old box is damaged, go to HD, Lowes, or such and buy a repair box, an outlet, and a plate. Ask if you need help choosing a repair box. The repair boxes attach to the wall with swinging fingers, just like RV outlets. With power off, detach the RV box and attach the wires to the new outlet through the rear openings in the repair box. Attach the box to the wall just like I described for the damaged RV outlet. Attach the plate and you are done.
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Nice. Great info! Thanks so much, I can work with this.
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