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Old 03-13-2011, 03:36 PM   #225
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Hey Daniel how's it going? I have my eagle eye open again. In pic # 152 showing the umbilical connector I can see the front hold down plate. You didn't use pop rivets there did you? They sure look like pop's. First they're not strong enough and secondly they will leak like a sieve.
I have a question for you. Pic #156 the last one. What the heck is it?
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:45 PM   #226
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Hey Chris,
Yeah they are pop rivets, and I don't like them at all. I gooped them up on the outside but will replace them when I get around to the 'bucking' phase.

The last pic.. I'm curious whether you've seen anyone to this before.
The shore power line. Break the circuits out in a box. Attach the box outside under the floor. Run the 3 circuit lines into the trailer. No distribution panel.. no breakers.
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Daniel I would scrap that set up by the PO. I'm assuming that when he did away with the power reel that's how he rewired it. In no way does it get anywhere near the electrical code. If all three wires are connected to the shore power cord you will be supplying 30 AMPS to every circuit and the romex isn't rated for that much power plus you have no overload protection. If you do draw that much power by using high load appliances like electric space heaters you will melt the wires and start a fire.
If you don't intend on using a cord reel like original get a marinco shore power cord and connector and wire that to a breaker panel.
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:56 PM   #228
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In no way does it get anywhere near the electrical code.
I know, right? Whoever did that was a wild dude...
Even if I use a reel like original, I'd still need a breaker box, wouldn't I?
That is some crazy stuff there...
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30 Amp Locking PowerCord Plus

30A Stainless Steel RV Power Inlet | Marinco

Daniel here's the links to the power cord and inlet.
Yes of course you need a breaker box for circuit protection.
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Awesome, dude. Thanks!
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Daniel,
Interesting things you are finding. I knew as soon as I saw those pop rivets in the front hold down plate that Chris was going to scold you!
The Marinco is a cool plug. VTS has a new one that looks a tad cleaner in my opinion.
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Interesting things you are finding. I knew as soon as I saw those pop rivets in the front hold down plate that Chris was going to scold you!
The Marinco is a cool plug. VTS has a new one that looks a tad cleaner in my opinion.
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Pop rivets are what happens when you get impatient to get something done and don't have the right junk to do it..

That is a nice looking plug. I've never seen those things before. My old motorhome that I had just had the plug (I think) wired directly into a converter. These plugs look like a much cleaner setup.
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Appreciate the vote of confidence bro.
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Daniel congrats on getting the window. I ..trying with a guy in Arkansas that has a connection to "a couple of trailers full of NOS airstream parts". He just hasn't made the trip yet to see what's in these "trailers"(tractor trailers that is).
Bring us newbies up to speed, what does NOS mean?

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[QUOTE=DanielB;944903]I need a rest break.

Small but very important detail.. the JC channel is made for 3/4" plywood. Not. It is actually something like 1/8" less than 3/4".

.... This part has made me very sad but I am optimistic there are lots more happy parts to come. Keep up the good attitude, it is inspiring.
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Ann NOS = New Old Stock meaning it is a new unused part but manufactured long ago and has been sitting in a warehouse or dealership somewhere.
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