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Old 02-11-2019, 06:14 PM   #1
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Need to replace receptacles in a 76 Argosy


Hello all. the outlets in our 76 Argosy need to be replaced. The plug sockets are loose and don't hold a plug well anymore. Upon disassembly i was surprised to be faced with these outlets that I now understand to be used in mobile homes and apparently old airstreams. Do I try to source this style of receptacle or do you all replace them with something more conventional? There are no electrical boxes in the wall. These are called self contained receptacles.
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:55 AM   #2
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They were also used in my 2010 and are still available. Here is one source: http://www.dyersonline.com/diamond-s...eceptacle.html




You may find that there is insufficient depth for a conventional outlet box.
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Vintage trailer supply sells the shallow outlet boxes that will fit in the trailer walls, if you decide to go with a conventional off-the-shelf receptacle.
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Old 02-25-2019, 06:25 PM   #4
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So, i got the receptacles replaced. Used the diamond group rv style outlets. Don't really like how it came out. The holes in the walls of the argosy are so big, the new outlet covers don't really cover the hole in the wall. The old outlets had oversize covers, which i never thought about beforehand. Don't think I can get oversize covers for these. One other thing is that with the 12 gauge wire in the old trailers you have to pre bend the tabs in the new outlets a bit. It's a real PIA to get the wire into the slots. I ended up stripping the wire before hand to make it easier.
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