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Old 06-16-2012, 05:24 PM   #1
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Furrion 30A and TV inlet upgrade questions

I'm thinking of replacing/upgrading the (2) 30AMP square plastic Furrion inlets that came original on my trailer with new Furrion round stainless steel inlets and also replacing the square plastic Furrion TV jack inlet with the round Furrion stainless inlet.

Here is a link that has the 30amp stainless type pictured.

Furrion 30A Round Stainless Inlet



Have any of you with a newer style trailer attemped the upgrade?

Did you have any words of wisdom to pass on about doing this upgrade?

Did Airstream leave enough wire behind the original plastic inlet to use for the new ss round inlet hook up?
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:40 PM   #2
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I have used these Furrion inlets in my builds, almost exclusively. I can see no reason not to use them on a new Airstream.
The TV/Phone inlet requires a phone adapter, which is sort of pricey. But the quality is first class, and they are compatible with the Marinco cables as supplied by Airstream. I like the fact that the Furrion cables come in grey....
In my experience, there is enough wire behind the plastic Marinco unit to easily convert.
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I had considered doing this but wondered if the mounting holes for the SS unit were the same as the unit Airstream installs and also if there would be any marks on the trailer from the old unit that couldn't be cleaned off.

And be aware that the SS unit does not have the light showing that the wiring is correct.
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:14 PM   #4
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Uwe,
Thanks! That's what I was hoping to hear.
Where do you get the phone adaptor?
Part number?
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I had considered doing this but wondered if the mounting holes for the SS unit were the same as the unit Airstream installs and also if there would be any marks on the trailer from the old unit that couldn't be cleaned off.

And be aware that the SS unit does not have the light showing that the wiring is correct.

Yes, I couldn't see the light on the inlet cover of SS version using the online pictures, but on some sites that sell it say it has one. Maybe UWE can answer that for us too. There are a lot of boat places near me so maybe I'll get a chance to see on in person this week then order what I need.
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:34 PM   #6
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AL- K4GLU,

Just a follow up about the led light on the inlet cover.

I called a couple of other sellers of the Furrion product today and all had said that there is no light on the SS inlet cover. Apparently, whoever they have stating the details about the items on line are just cutting and pasting the same info from one inlet to another.
Right now I'm just weighing the pros and cons of how important the light is to me.
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:06 PM   #7
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The 30a inlet on my 2006 is Marinco.

Their stainless version looks just like it.
Gander Mountain® > Marinco Stainless Steel Power Inlet - Boating > Electrical & Lighting > Shore Power :


They have another one with a screw-tight cap that looks like it has the same screw pattern:
Gander Mountain® > Marinco Stainless Steel Power Inlet 50-Amps / 125/250V - Boating > Electrical & Lighting > Shore Power :

While you are at it , could let us know how this nice AC outlet cover works out mounted sideways?

Gander Mountain® > Marinco Stainless Steel Weatherproof Cover - Boating > Electrical & Lighting > Shore Power :
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If anyone is interested in converting to the Furrion Stainless Steel 30A Inlet I stumbled across this today:

Furrion 30 Amp Stainless Steel Inlet - 30 Amp Shorepower by Discount Marine Supplies

At $44.64 plus 9.99 shipping I doubt you'll find it any cheaper.

Disclaimer: Have no connection to this company and have never dealt with them before. But I'm getting ready to order one.

They don't carry the Furrion Cable TV Inlet unfortunately.
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That does look like the best price so far that has shown up. I'll order this today.
I've been spending so much money since I bought my trailer in 2010 that I had to buy a file cabinet to hold all the receipts. One good thing is that the "wish list" is getting smaller as time goes by.
If you see the phone/TV jack on sale some place please speak up. I need one of those too.
Thanks!
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The best prices I found were Defender for the electrical and vintagetrailersupply.com for the TV/Cable. I also found a ~$40 SS electrical outlet cover at Menards.com. Cheaper than Marinco, horizontal and less work than stripping and buffing the painted one from Home Depot. If it is good quality and looking on the trailer I will follow up with pics and details
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I used the 30 amp chrome/ss on the two power inlets and the matching model on the CATV input. I'm replacing ALL the cheap covers on my trailer. Already added the SS furnace cover, HW heater cover, vent cover, and just ordered the SS outdoor shower assembly. All that will be left is the water compartment. I sprayed it silver and it looks better, but I'd do SS if I could find one.
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BAB,

Did you also replace the 110v socket and cover outside curb side of trailer yet?

I'm looking for that type of cover in SS since mine is just a gray plastic frame and cover.

Any suggestions for a replacement?

I like the one in post #7 but the hinge is on the wrong side for me. I need a hinge on the long side.
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BAB,

Did you also replace the 110v socket and cover outside curb side of trailer yet?

I'm looking for that type of cover in SS since mine is just a gray plastic frame and cover.

Any suggestions for a replacement?

I like the one in post #7 but the hinge is on the wrong side for me. I need a hinge on the long side.
Try this. Several different including one that locks.

Search Results for "stainless steel electrical outlet cover" at Menards
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Try this. Several different including one that locks.

Search Results for "stainless steel electrical outlet cover" at Menards

Very nice. Thanks!
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