This past winter we purchased a '85 Excella 31'. Good condition for it's age and all systems seem to work as expected. Took it on a 4k mile trip earlier this summer with no issues. So far so good. I would like to upgrade the pigtail connection to my truck. It's a standard connection except that in it's previous live someone put a plug in the middle of the pigtail and extended it to the tow vehicle. The connections work but I have to wiggle the plugs now and then to provide lighting. I don't like that and am not comfortable with it.
My original plan was to re-wire the pigtail to the panel and simply replace it. Yesterday I took a look at the interior 12v
panel and am re-thinking my plan. I don't want to take that all apart. So, I'm back so simply re-doing what has already been done and trying to make a better connection. I was thinking if it would be better to install a junction box connection on the front "A" frame and extend the cable to the truck with the standard connection. I think that would make it a more secure connection and eliminate a plug in junction in the middle.
Is there some sort of 12v
junction box for the 7 wire cable that is weather proof with tight secure connections available or am I better to make it simple and put the plug on it ????? Has anyone out there in Airstream Land tackled the issue and may have a better long term fix ????? Any and all ideas welcome.
Roger in NJ