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Old 08-18-2007, 08:58 PM   #1
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i also found this cool looking power inlet. will this work for my flying cloud?

Marinco 30A 125V Stainless Steel Power Inlet
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Old 08-18-2007, 09:02 PM   #2
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i would have to say that would work well and look pretty spiffy.

what are you going to use for a cable?

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Old 08-18-2007, 09:35 PM   #3
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You can get one for about $35. Go to a truck parts place and tell them you need an engine heater outlet cover. You'll see them on trucks below the drivers door. They sell the power inlet insert as a separate item.

In our case I got one to add an outlet to the trailer exterior. Just bought the cover - then a large round extension cord replacement plug from Lowes - it slides right in to the cover. Someday it will get installed.
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Marinco Power Inlet

This is the best plug like this I have ever seen. It is water proof when the cover in in place. It takes a twist-lock style female plug which has a threaded ring to help hold it in place and makes it waterproof when the cord is installed. I installed one in my front wall beside one of my front battery boxes. It is connected to a 10 ga. cable that I ran inside the left inside cable way just above the carpet to a point where the original 30A cord comes in right under the left single bed. At this point I installed a 30A automatic transfer switch.

I carry a 4kw gen set anchored in my F350 truck bed. I bought the Marinco yellow cable shown in their ad to connect it to this Marinco plug. With another special water proof 4 pin plug that connects a remote controller in the trailer to the gen set, this allows us to hit the start switch in the trailer when we are in a rest stop and we have 110v for whatever purpose we want in the trailer including air, microwave or coffee pot, or all at the same time. The transfer switch prevents having power on the male plug at the end of the original 30a cable under the left rear of the trailer. It also prevents some child from opening the Marinco plug cover on the front and touching 110v on the male prongs. That one will be dead when on commercial power.

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Originally Posted by urbanfood
i also found this cool looking power inlet. will this work for my flying cloud?

Marinco 30A 125V Stainless Steel Power Inlet
Urbanfood,

I just installed one in my 72 last week and it's a snap to do. Harderst part was actually putting that hole saw on the skin to cut it!! No more cord out of the bumper box for me. Also, the website you listed has a better price than I got from West Marine. In different places you may see 2 part numbers for this thing, one of them ends with the letter "B" and the other is -"BRV". I contacted Marinco before ordering to find out what the difference is, if any. They told me that the only difference is the packaging. It comes with an outside rubber seal but does not come with mounting hardware, uses 4 #8 screws.

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There is one on EBAY - right now for a buy-it-now price of $49.

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