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Old 06-22-2006, 06:49 PM   #1
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Has anyone rewired 110V in a 345?

I'm trying to get an idea of how long (in hours) it should take to run a new 110v line from the transfer relay under the dinette seat to the breaker panel in the rear of a 345 for insurance quote purposes. Is there a flat rate book or something similar that might have info like this or is it possible to get this directly from Airstream?

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Old 06-22-2006, 09:11 PM   #2
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I don't believe that there is a flat rate for a job like that. Assuming that you have a 30 amp feed, you probably won't be able to get access to the wire way that connects the transfer switch and breaker panel, unless they are in immediate proximity to each other. I've never done a 345, so I have no first hand knowledge here, but I have changed about a half dozen transfer switches on large MoHo's in the last few months. Access issues will dictate the time involved.

A transfer panel on a new Holiday Rambler Navigator took 4 hours and required removing the outer access door, inner bay panels and the power cord take-up reel. OTOH, changing the same item in an '06 Newell took 45 minutes because it was isolated in it's own access bay. Nice coach, BTW! But you would expect that for a mil and a half!!!

You basically have to get a good feel for the locations of the components and see if there will be wire routing issues, or whether it is a straight shot.

Sorry I couldn't 'nail' the answer for you........hope this helps a little .

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Old 06-26-2006, 07:21 PM   #3
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Thanks Lew,

Trying to get a feel for the time involved since our dealer charged us for over 37 hours labor to do that. I'm hoping to find out what a reasonable amount of time would be for something similar to that job.

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37 hours labor WOW! sounds like he was "camped out" in your rig. i'm beside myself on that labor figure. i would run a conduit on a wall before i paid that!
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Check with pat370. He has done it to his rig.
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