Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-25-2009, 08:20 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
1961 22' Safari
Fairview , North Carolina
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 6
Double-pronged power cord?

I can't find the answer to this, please help!

I have been removing bad additions (stick on tiles, carpet) and making small repairs to my new airstream but am not sure about the big stuff. My safari came with a few papers and hand written notes but I see that there was no owner's manuals until 1964. The original owners are long gone, the last user of the airstream is dead and his children sold it to me without knowing much about it.

I am locked out of the back exterior compartment (under the bathroom sink) and wonder if anyone can tell me what is *supposed* to go in there. And also where I expected to find a cord which would allow me to hook-up to power, I only have an outlet. Do I need a power cord with prongs at each end? If anyone can help, please let me know!

Thank you!
__________________

__________________
PinkLady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2009, 10:47 PM   #2
4 Rivet Member
 
1977 31' Sovereign
Manchester , New Hampshire
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 347
Images: 33
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by PinkLady View Post
I can't find the answer to this, please help!

I have been removing bad additions (stick on tiles, carpet) and making small repairs to my new airstream but am not sure about the big stuff. My safari came with a few papers and hand written notes but I see that there was no owner's manuals until 1964. The original owners are long gone, the last user of the airstream is dead and his children sold it to me without knowing much about it.

I am locked out of the back exterior compartment (under the bathroom sink) and wonder if anyone can tell me what is *supposed* to go in there. And also where I expected to find a cord which would allow me to hook-up to power, I only have an outlet. Do I need a power cord with prongs at each end? If anyone can help, please let me know!

Thank you!
Might want to look for cord in bumper compartment where the sewer hose is just a idea not sure what Trailer you have..
__________________

__________________
1976 Airstream Sovereign International Landyacht (renovating)(found DOM plate said 1976)
1968 Airstream Caravel 17 footer

2004 Nissan Titan with BT package
K/N Cool intake air
Duel power exhaust
Mrcrowley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2009, 11:44 PM   #3
Vintage Alum. Enthusiast
 
flyfshr's Avatar

 
1959 24' Tradewind
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: I currently do not own a 2nd Airstream
Posts: 4,319
Images: 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by PinkLady View Post
I can't find the answer to this, please help!

And also where I expected to find a cord which would allow me to hook-up to power, I only have an outlet. Do I need a power cord with prongs at each end? If anyone can help, please let me know!

Thank you!
Hi and welcome to the forums. Can you post a picture of this plug in outlet on the outside of the trailer. Airstream used a couple of different set-ups and a photo or two would really help in identifying what you have.

Brad
FF
__________________
4CU 2699 / AIR 10 / TAC AZ-1

I'm haunted by aluminum.
Charter Member of the 4 Corners Unit.
flyfshr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 05:04 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
1977 31' Sovereign
1963 26' Overlander
1989 34' Excella
Johnsburg , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,941
Using a double pronged custom extension cord is a dangerous practice. Your trailer does have a 110 volt outlet on the side of it which is to be used for external 110 volt stuff when the trailer is plugged into 110. There should be an attached extension cord in a fold down access panel on the side of the trailer toward the back (usually on the street side). There is also a hose connection point in that compartment. You have to get down on your back to view it properly. The back compartment may contain the breaker box for the 110 as well as dry storage for such things as stabilizing jacks and levelling boards. If you can get a locksmith to come out an open it at a reasonable cost, that would be my suggestion. If he is unreasonable, you can always just drill out the lock and replace it.
__________________
dwightdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 06:35 AM   #5
GStephens
 
GStephens's Avatar
 
1982 31' Limited
1953 25' Cruiser
Hamilton , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 563
Images: 15
Everyone's exterior storage compartments of that era were keyed alike. All keys except the entry door where keyed alike. Find someone with a trailer near you and borrow his key for that door long enough to make a copy. His key will work on your trailer. I am told that Wally did this on purpose after experiencing numerous lost keys first hand on caravanns he led to exotic places.
GStephens
__________________
GStephens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 07:47 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar

 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,642
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
I had a 60 Avion that had one of those double male power cords
__________________
Sail on silver girl. Sail on by. Your time has come to shine.
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 09:10 AM   #7
4 Rivet Member
 
samb's Avatar
 
1961 22' Safari
Union , Oregon
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 451
Images: 11
Sounds like you need to get the back compartment door open. That is where the power cord and breaker box are located on my '61 Safari. I drilled out and replaced the old lock on mine. My back compartment door has a "notch" built into the right side of the door for the cord to pass through when the door is closed. If you need, I can supply photos of the area.
Do not try using a "double pronged" cord. Could cause serious problems because the prongs on your factory plug might be contacting the aluminum or other conductor in the back compartment. They could become energized by backfeed through the breaker box and cause a short or electric shock.
Sam
__________________
samb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 10:03 AM   #8
1 Rivet Member
 
1961 22' Safari
Fairview , North Carolina
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 6
Thank you so much, everyone! Mission today: get into the compartment
__________________

__________________
PinkLady is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
30 Amp to 15 Amp Adapter to House Power Question Steamboatbob Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 29 04-09-2017 10:43 PM
Electric Power Cord crazeevw Classic Motorhomes 13 12-21-2014 11:32 PM
Power Loss & Pets Inside? Frank&Mike The Pet Forum 67 07-27-2013 09:57 AM
Newbie has power questions Czechitout Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 2 08-07-2011 05:20 PM
Power cord length-recommendations? SilverHoot Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 17 01-23-2011 03:39 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.