Originally Posted by ChromeHome
I am also looking for a cord end for a 58 Wanderer (18'). The 3 male plug spades located on the trailer (under the weather cap) are approximately 1/2" wide by 1/8" thick. The 3 spades approximate a triangle shape. Does this sound like the 59 style?
Is this cord end available? If not, does any one know the manufacturer & part numbers for a replacement male & female plug combination that will fit?
What you are describing is typical for late 1950s trailers and is probably the same as Plowboy's setup.
The connector is not standard (and never was) and is no longer made. They are not available at electrical supply places. Occasionally, old stock comes up for sale -- I know a couple of them changed hands on the forum last year.
I believe that the Marinco connector is somewhat larger and does not fit the same hole.
Another alternative to consider is a 15a inlet, which are smaller, and are available through Vintage Trailer Supply among other sources. If you don't plan on installing an air conditioner or microwave then 15a is sufficient. This is a much cheaper alternative and uses a smaller and lighter cord.