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Old 04-02-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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Have an outside 50 amp connection for my Airstream. There is a small section of wiring that is exposed to sunlight and is showing its age. Any recommendations for an in place repair. Have thought of several but would like to hear from others.
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Hi Tarheel,

A photo or two would be helpful in assessing the condition and providing repair input.
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If the exposed cable is Type UF it should last 25 years or more unless it is the older (1960s) type that was not sunlight resistant. It is common for type UF to be painted when appearance is a consideration.
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Have an outside 50 amp connection for my Airstream. There is a small section of wiring that is exposed to sunlight and is showing its age. Any recommendations for an in place repair. Have thought of several but would like to hear from others.
Tarhell.....If the problem with the cable is just cosmetic, you can use acetone on a rag to clean off any dirt on the cable. If the area is faded and you just want to improve its looks you can cover the cable with Marinco's Zip Sleeve Cord Organizer which can be purchased at West Marine. The device is used to cover multiple boat power/telephone/cable TV cords in a single boot.
MARINCO ZipSleeve Cord Organizer at West Marine
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