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Old 10-22-2016, 05:04 AM   #1
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Electric inlet 67 Caravel

I'd like to do away with the 4 inch tube (streetside) that comes through the floor and belly pan that allows the electric cord and the city water hose to come in the trailer.
It just seems like a way for rodents to run up the cord or hose and then live it up in the Caravel.
I've seen Furion inlets at VTS.
What I need are some ideas of what others have used instead of the "tube" for the water and electricity.
Also best place to locate them on the exterior.
Thank you. Pictures would be awesome as well.
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Old 10-23-2016, 10:25 PM   #2
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I'd like to do away with the 4 inch tube (streetside) that comes through the floor and belly pan that allows the electric cord and the city water hose to come in the trailer.
It just seems like a way for rodents to run up the cord or hose and then live it up in the Caravel.
I've seen Furion inlets at VTS.
What I need are some ideas of what others have used instead of the "tube" for the water and electricity.
Also best place to locate them on the exterior.
Thank you. Pictures would be awesome as well.
Not a bad question or idea but send a photo of your tube so other owners can help. FWIW, I highly doubt your rodents prefer a 4 inch tube necessarily just as deer don't always cross near deer crossing signs
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Old 10-23-2016, 10:40 PM   #3
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I use the Furrion inlet. Sorry, I don't have a picture/\.
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Old 10-23-2016, 10:41 PM   #4
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I use the Furrion inlet. Sorry, I don't have a picture.
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:12 PM   #5
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This is how ours is set up. It was like that when we brought it. I hope I attached the photo
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Old 10-25-2016, 08:34 AM   #6
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Perfect! Thank you so much.
That is all I needed to see to convince me to eliminate the rodent tube.
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I went through the floor with twist-lock Marineco. I didn't buy the "kit", just the black body receptacle from eBay for $12.

http://www.park-power.com/en/30arvkit

The cord drapes nicely to the ground, more out of the footway, further from rain, and no body perforations.
The bellypan is close to the floor along there, so not difficult to fit.
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I like that idea.
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Power TechON RVA4019 RV Locking Adapter - 15A Male to 30A Female

This $15 locking bayonet gizmo securely twists onto the Marinco inlet and allows me to fish a longer, lighter gauge shore line in through Aunt Nellie's cabin bathroom window in Cross Village.

Since I don't travel with a toaster, blender, cappuccino machine, hairdryer... don't often need the big ol' 30ft 30A shore line. At campsites, with this adapter, I can get way-far from the power-post outlet with a long 20A cord when my electrical needs are minimal... Handy sometimes.
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On my '67 Caravel, electrical and water hookups are mounted in the access panel with umbilical cords on the interior connected to the original connection points. This allows the door to swing up so access from the outside is maintained. I am in the middle of renovating my Caravel with all new plumbing and electrics and this setup will remain. I will use the original 4" tube through the floor for the a/c condensate drain and a way to introduce an air hose, etc. for periodic interior work/maintenance. The tube will have a cap on it when not needed for other purposes. The cap will have a hole in it to accept the condensate drain thereby preventing air, insect, or rodent transfer.

The remaining space will be used to store the grey water hose and shore power cord. Black tank is gone for good (using waterless toilet).
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What type of toilet?
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Old 03-07-2017, 07:00 PM   #12
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:27 PM   #13
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David how do you like it so far? I just read up on them. Had never heard of them before. I really don't want a black tank & have not seen a composting toilet I thought didn't have drawbacks.
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Well, I have not tried it yet as I am still knee deep into the renovation/restoration of my Caravel. But, this will be the toilet I use for the following reasons:

1. No black tank required.
2. Since no black tank, vent piping and water supply is no longer necessary and has been removed.
3. Does not require a separate vent (see above) unlike composting toilets.
4. Easy waste disposal.
5. Does not require power (except occasionally to charge the battery...my Caravel has a 110v outlet above the toilet).

Cons:
1. Cost of waste media.
2. Sometimes might require double "flush" when only #1. But, I hear judicial use of TP solves the problem.
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Old 03-26-2017, 07:28 AM   #16
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I ended up buying the Furrion stainless steel inlet. I mounted it on the side of the trailer in line with the closet that the electrical is in.
It went smoothly & looks beautiful. It was a bit stressful having to cut such a large hole in the camper though.
The cord I want is on backorder so not sure how long it will be till I get to try it out..
P S - VTS in the description says to use a 2.5" hole saw. The reality is it requires a 2.75" hole saw according to the Furrion instructions included with the unit.
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I ended up buying the Furrion stainless steel inlet. I mounted it on the side of the trailer in line with the closet that the electrical is in.
It went smoothly & looks beautiful. It was a bit stressful having to cut such a large hole in the camper though.
The cord I want is on backorder so not sure how long it will be till I get to try it out..
P S - VTS in the description says to use a 2.5" hole saw. The reality is it requires a 2.75" hole saw according to the Furrion instructions included with the unit.
Good for you! I really like mine!

I just used my existing cord and added the Furrion connector and cover to the end. Mostly because my existing cord was nice & long, and I'm way too cheap to buy a whole new cord!

I did, however, clean it off pretty carefully - seeing as how it previously lived with the sewer hose and now it gets to live inside under the dinette!
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I didn't know you could buy just the end. My old cord is very nice too. Where did you get it?
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Didn't realize you included a link, thank you
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You might find it a few bucks cheaper somewhere by googling the part number: Furrion FFKIT30-SY
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