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Old 05-18-2012, 10:29 PM   #1
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30 amp power cable

How do you install a 30 amp power cable in an 89 excella airstream?

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Old 05-19-2012, 06:32 AM   #2
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What is the problem? Are you replacing an old power cable? I guess that I am not sure what you are asking. If you are just replacing the old cable, just take out the old one. Installation is just the reverse of the removal.


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Old 05-19-2012, 06:59 AM   #3
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On ours the cable goes to a junction box in the rear storage compartment that is accessible from under the bed.
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:56 AM   #4
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If you are replacing the cable because of wear, cracking, or a bad plug the easiest way will be to open up the flooring just above where the cable goes up into the trailer. At that point you can cut the old cable, which should be GOOD at that point, and connect your new cable. You will most likely find several feet of cable wound up under the floor so you will have enough to bring the 2 cables up above the floor into a junction box. I say this because it is against code and just makes no sense to hide a connection under the floor.

If you do not connect at that point it will be very hard to work the cable up through the body to the fuse panel

If you live in an area that gets cold make sure you buy cable that will remain flexible at temperatures below 40 degrees. Not sure why Airstream uses that stiff stuff.
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