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Old 08-25-2015, 08:42 AM   #15
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Back in '66 when our trailers were built, no one was aware of the hazards of aluminum wiring. It took a few years for the problem to occur.

Therefore, it's possible that Airstream used ordinary (designed for copper) receptacles and other connectors in your trailer that need to be replaced with components designed for use with aluminum wiring.

Please discuss this with your electrician.
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Old 08-25-2015, 10:26 AM   #16
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The electrician will know what to do.
Which will likely include tightening the connections on the breakers and bus bars.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:34 AM   #17
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I agree....I am finding non aluminum outlets all over the place in the trailer. Also agree that the connections on the breakers and bus bars should be tightened. If I can't get the outlet up and running, I will leave the circuit off during the camping trip this weekend. I will soon be beginning the complete removal of the interior and remodel of the trailer...fun winter coming up So, if I can go on this last trip without that outlet, all is well. Thanks for the advice everyone!
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Very good ... use stranded wire in the remodel.
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Thanks for the advice! I am taking one last camping trip this weekend and then will start taking the trailer apart in preparation for the remodel.
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