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Old 09-24-2009, 11:00 AM   #141
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Hey Silver, thanks. And may I add, nice collection of vintage trailers. When I get home from work, I'm going to go through your posts.
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:25 PM   #142
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Marinco pictures

Yes...pictures. I am installing my Marinco 30 AMP inlet today. It seems like the depth of the inlet puts the Romex wiring right at the inner wall panel. The cover will obviously protrude into the inside area by a little over a half inch. I am pondering what kind of wire protector I will have to make to keep the wiring from chaffing at the inner wall conflict point. What are you doing...? I guess you wall thickness is the same as mine.
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:44 PM   #143
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Hey Melody Ranch,
I am not planning on using the white plastic cover. This was designed for marine application and it just seems like overkill. If my Airstream goes underwater, I'm in trouble. When I measured last night, it appeared that there was enough clearance so the wires would not touch the inner skin. My inlet is in the closet area so if necessary, I would fabricate a removable cover (out of aluminum of course) that is shaped like a top hat (.5" or so)to gain a bit a clearance and rivet it in place.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:12 PM   #144
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Your right....I won't be using it submersed. I will hook up without the white cover....see what it looks like. I already cut the hole thru the inner wall so now I have an access cover to make.
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:18 PM   #145
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I did the Marinco installation with the stainless steel 30A power inlet, and have been really pleased with it. Keep it up, Barry!

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Old 09-25-2009, 02:47 PM   #146
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O.K. It's all in now. For those interested, without the white back cover installed, the wires installed with a tight 90 deg. turn at the rear screw in points, the Marinco unit fit without touching the inner wall panel...but might help someone else. To late for me in that I had already cut it. Now, on to the other end of the problem....the 4500 converter and battery set up.
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Come on Melody Ranch? Where's the love? Pictures please! I've been taking pictures and will post them and am really happy to hear that the 90 degree angle for the wires will work. That was the plan but the plan doesn't always work.
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:21 PM   #148
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90-degree install would have worked on mine as well, without that back cover. I went ahead and cut a hole through the inner panel to route the cable a different way, because I did not want it embedded in the wall. But, you should be able to embed it in the wall if you like.
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:29 PM   #149
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Barry,

Nice work on the windows. They are definitely the biggest PITA on that trailer!

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Old 09-26-2009, 01:22 PM   #150
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Well, they are not much. The goobered up hole on the inside wall was the result of me trying to cut a 2 3/4 inch hole over a 2 inch previously cut hole. The hole saw just had no central point. Plus...I was cutting thru a point where two wall panels overlapped. The saw just grabbed at the second panel terribly. It will be covered by that access plate mentioned above. I did use Vulkem around the seal and the stainless, oval head screws. Clean up in progress with WD-40.
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:58 PM   #151
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Marinco Installation and More Window Progress

I was able to remove the old power inlet and install a Marinco 30 amp unit. I just had to enlarge the hole slightly. The only thing that was kind of out of the ordinary was that the plastic insulation on the wiring sticking out of the Romex was kind of brittle so I bought some liquid wire insulation. I will be rewiring the trailer in the future so it will be a grounded system and this wiring will be replaced at that time. The other pictures are of the kitchen window before and the hammer and dollying required to get the window eyebrow back into shape. Even though you can buy some of these new, my brother, Brad, recommended that I try to save it since the new ones are more wrinkled at the corners. The last picture shows the current state. It isn't perfect yet but is much improved!
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Both of these weekend projects look great. You'll be glad you took the time to repair your original eyebrow. The new ones are a poor replacement. Keep your progress going and you'll be camping before you know it.

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Old 09-27-2009, 10:17 PM   #153
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Thanks brother! That eyebrow was really mangled.
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I know it was and I'm amazed you were able to get it as good as you did. Nice job.

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