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Old 06-27-2015, 06:43 PM   #1
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Need info on 310 electric box

Next to my kitchen exhaust fan is a junction box and in the storage area above what appears to be a separate enclosure. Can you please check your 310 and tell me what's supposed to be there?
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Old 06-27-2015, 07:14 PM   #2
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Of course I don't have a 310, but my 280 has the exact same electical box in the same location next to the stove vent/fan. Mine has a 20amp switch (like a light switch) to switch between the roof AC and the microwave.
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:22 PM   #3
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Of course I don't have a 310, but my 280 has the exact same electical box in the same location next to the stove vent/fan. Mine has a 20amp switch (like a light switch) to switch between the roof AC and the microwave.
you are da Man, Dean!! The elusive Microwave/AC switch has been unearthed. I have been looking for it, since i got this 310.
Should that not be a three position switch: AC-Nada-Microwave??
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Mine is a two position AC <--> Microwave. Its a heavy duty switch (20amps I believe).
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:46 PM   #5
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Peter your an old pro at this so I'm probably not telling you anything you don't already know or have looked at...

Check the receptacle in the cabinet behind the microwave that the microwave plugs into. Mine was burnt and I replaced it with a single receptacle heavy duty.

That was a fire or an electrocution waiting to happen along with the 110v wire into the water heater, and the original genset transfer switch.
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That is what I have too. Now to check behind the microwave. So many things I learn here.
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Just a visual inspection makes it look brand new. The microwave looks like it was used five time so that fits.
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:26 PM   #8
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Way too funny...

Sticker on my switch plate on my '82 is crooked just the same as yours. Must have been a couple of "off" years on the sticker adhesion assembly line!

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Old 06-27-2015, 10:30 PM   #9
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Peter your an old pro at this so I'm probably not telling you anything you don't already know or have looked at...

Check the receptacle in the cabinet behind the microwave that the microwave plugs into. Mine was burnt and I replaced it with a single receptacle heavy duty.

That was a fire or an electrocution waiting to happen along with the 110v wire into the water heater, and the original genset transfer switch.
Thanks for the Microwave plug reminder. I may be missing something big time here, but my water heater is gas, powered by 12v only. Do you have a stock 110V water heater?
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I replaced the original with basically the same model. It's heats either via gas or 110v. The electronics run on 12v.


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Old 06-28-2015, 06:01 AM   #11
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Way too funny...

Sticker on my switch plate on my '82 is crooked just the same as yours. Must have been a couple of "off" years on the sticker adhesion assembly line!
Someone took the switch and the plate with the crooked sticker out AND connected all the wires. Sooo, I don't have to go through all that trouble to switch between the two, they both work at the same time. Yeah, right..........Good think, I know better, but some people may not.
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Someone took the switch and the plate with the crooked sticker out AND connected all the wires. Sooo, I don't have to go through all that trouble to switch between the two, they both work at the same time. Yeah, right..........Good think, I know better, but some people may not.
Thanks for everyone's reply
Maybe if you only cook on the low power setting....
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LoL...Though I do have Silver Bullet envy I'm still very happy with my flat front XC Diesel BUT I'm seriously on the hunt for a 1995 Classic 360 diesel (from what I've gathered that was the last year they were made). I mean, it's not quite as silver and bullety as y'allis coaches (which are all so cool in their own way) but it definitely reads Airstream waaayyy more than mine does. I swear I can't be the only flat front owner out there who's actually had people think I put fake tags on their coach (seriously...eh, bless their hearts) Anyways, your post brought back memories of our old 1978 Monaco Diplomat and the infamous microwave. Our winters were spent up at a fairly close Ski Resort (but a good 6000ft up in less than 100 miles.) Anyways, it was basically dry camping except for 110 power hookups were provided in each "spot." I suppose our generator either never worked or we never had one (remind me to ask my dad the next time I see him) but my mother (bless HER heart) can barely boil water so her best friend is the microwave. And it never failed, every morning she'd try to "cook" and the minute she pressed start we would trip every sites breaker all the way down the line....oh they loved us. =)

So, whatever remodels you do to your motorhome, keep the old radar...they're awesome. Hell I'm surprised a radar from 1982 could even run on 20 amps!!

Love your Classics guys (and started reading your website dadstoy and I need tissues...happy tears)

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