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Old 10-15-2018, 04:03 PM   #1
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***Disregard****I have the original 3 prong electric hook up on the outside of my 1961 Safari. How do I plug it in to check to see if the lights work?
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:10 PM   #2
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Assuming that's the 120 volt AC shore power plug, I would not try to use it without replacing it first.

There is more than enough corrosion and rust deposits on it to cause a nasty short circuit, and I would be wary of the condition of the wiring behind it.

Strongly suggest replacing the part with a new, modern one before you try the interest of safety...

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***Disregard****I have the original 3 prong electric hook up on the outside of my 1961 Safari. How do I plug it in to check to see if the lights work?

I believe what you have is the OEM Theo Bargman 120-Volt AC power connector. That particular part has been obsolete for a number of years and about the only hope of finding one if your coach didn't come with its original power cable is to find one being sold by someone remodeling a coach similar to yours (could be of another manufacturer other than Airstream from the same time period as Theo Bargman products were used by many RV manufacturers of the time). Periodically, you can find one of these cables or a replacement end offered on e-bay, but be prepared as the price may approach that of converting to a modern Marinco entrance or something similar.

Good luck with your investigation!

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