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Old 06-09-2013, 11:50 AM   #1
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First Post!

I bought my first Airstream last week. It is a 2000 Excella. It seems to be in pretty good condition. I'm just getting familiar with how things work.

My first rookie question is: does it have any 12 volt outlets?

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Old 06-09-2013, 11:57 AM   #2
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:03 PM   #3
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I don't know about a 2000, but nwer traailers have them in the cabinet over the couch and in the cabinet behind the dinette. If it does not have them, it would not be hard to install them due to havin a 12 volt system.
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:54 PM   #4
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You didn't state size or layout, so here is what we have in our 1999-34' Excella.

There are 2-12vdc outlets. They are circular in shape. Both are near the TV connections, one forward of kitchen the other on rear bedroom.

All other outlets are 120-115 vac!

Stock Lights, controls, fans, water pump and stereo are 12vdc.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:16 PM   #5
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The 12 volt outlets look like cigarette lighter ports, and in fact that is what they were derived from. Thus you can use your cell phone charger and other things which use a cigarette lighter type plug. Don't put any load on them of more than a few amps (<10) as they are not designed for high current things.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:43 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info. My AS is 25'. I'll go to the storage yard and check it out.
Thanks again.
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:53 PM   #7
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Welcome; I have a '97 25' Safari. My 12v outlets (look like a round cig lighter)are under the cabinet in the dining area, and one behind the curtain next to the cable tv plate in our rear bedroom. Hope that helps

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Old 06-12-2013, 02:31 PM   #8
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If it looks like a household outlet then that's exactly what it is. For 120v usage only. You will probably only find 2 maybe 3 of the 12v outlets strategically placed where they thought most useful to put them. We have one in the rear sleeping area next to a pull down shelf. I think it was put there for use with a 12v television since there is also the coaxial plug also. We also have one on the wall straight ahead as you walk through the door. Something tells me there is also one more somewhere.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:29 AM   #9
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Thanks for the help. I found a 12 volt socket behind the front curtain just where you suggested. Nothing back by the bed.
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:57 PM   #10
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Half the fun of owning your Airstream will be how quickly you will develop some skills at electrical (12V vs 110v), plumbing (pump vs. city water), etc. Welcome to the family!

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