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Old 09-26-2013, 02:22 PM   #29
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Here are a couple of photos I was able to upload from the iPad.
Probably a loose screw on the trailer end of the connector, judging by the fact that the damage is worse on that side.
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:31 PM   #30
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Thanks Jammer for your insights. I've purchased a new Marinco input plug. Now I can't seem to figure out how to get the burnt one out. I've removed the 4 mounting screws and wiggled the plug enough to break the seal at the Airstream side but can only pull it out about 1/4 inch. Of course the Marinco plug is held by the wiring that is screwed into it. I'm guessing the wire is being held inside the trailer by something. I've looked under the counter but can't seem to find the wiring harness or where it might be held in place. Has anyone replaced one of the these? If so, any idea how I can get to whatever is holding it in place? Thanks again for your help.
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john, this is about a 50 amp install but the info might help.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f37/...in-106918.html
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:12 PM   #32
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Thanks Rich. I'm not trying to install a new circuit or wiring. I'm just trying to free up a little extra cable so I can replace my 30 amp input cable. Does Airstream offer any technical support at the factory? Just wondering?
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Marinco Inlet

John,

The wire that comes into your inlet is "clamped" on the back side of the inlet on purpose. You won't get much feed through on the wire unless you go on the back side of it and loosen it up. You may not get a whole lot more but should get enough to maybe get enough to work with. I did a change out on my original one to install the stainless version. Hope these photos help.

There was no sealant on the backside of the inlet so it came off easy with the 4 screws on front being removed. There may some sealant holding yours tight.
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That's a very good point. Never really thought about it that way. The damage could really build up over the years.

Does anyone ever use the electrical silicone for spark plug wires? It helps to keep moisture off the connections, and current can pass through it. Could it be used on 110 vlt connections? I'm sure the heat is much lower than the temp of a spark plug.
Dielectric lube/grease is great for protecting against moisture/corrosion also.
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After removing the screws this was as far as I can get the old input socket attached. I can't seem to find a way to feed more wire. It appears to be coming from under the refrigerator or the microwave or in between the two but I can't get to it from under the cabinets for all the "stuff" under there. This is turning out to be quite the challenge. It's almost like Airstream never thought it would ever need replacement.
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It may not be the wires. It is common for there to be quite a lot of sealant applied on the inside, depending on the year and model.

I suspect you'll have to disassemble the interior as needed to get to it.
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john, this is about a 50 amp install but the info might help. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f37/...in-106918.html
That was our upgrade. We removed interior carpeted panel to gain access to wall. I bet yours will be similar.
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I just got off the phone with Airstream. I now realize I've only removed one half of the receptacle. The white square portion is held in with caulking that is very difficult to remove.

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The white portion is glued to the back and must come out before I can proceed. Still learning... :-)
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The red arrow points to the caulked white part that has to be removed.
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:14 PM   #40
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Here is part of what you have to do to remove the inlet plug. Airstream likes caulk. May be necessary.
Well, it was a bear but it is completed and everything looks brand new. Thanks to everyone for you help and patience with my learning.
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