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Old 03-01-2014, 05:59 PM   #1
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Furrion 30 amp Inlet Installation

2.5 or 2.75 hole??

Hi Folks
About to install a Furrion 30a Inlet that I bought from Vintage Trailer Supply ( very nice) they say use a 2.5 hole saw for cut out in their on line instructions.

Furrion 30A Round Stainless Inlet

Furrions in box instructions says 2.75 hole saw. Which did you use?

I would like to use the smallest one that would do the job but you only get one shot with a hole saw without involved remedial measures. So is the safest way using a 2.75 hole saw and call it good?

Also please share any tips or advice or even a step by step you took to a successful installation.

Many thanks

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Old 03-01-2014, 06:05 PM   #2
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Have you measured the diameter at the widest part on the backside of the inlet? That would be the diameter that I would cut. I would make the hole as small as possible.

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Old 03-01-2014, 09:02 PM   #3
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Thanks no I haven't. I did drill a 2.5 piece of cardboard and it dropped in but then there is the plastic something or other. The trouble is until I do it I don't know what is going on. I don't want to over look something to find the hole doesn't fit.

Anyway I hope someone remembers what they did.


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Old 03-01-2014, 10:20 PM   #4
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If in doubt use a scrap piece of aluminum to figure out the hole issue. I also cut a rubber washer to help seal the housing to the shell and caulked both sides during assy. The whole thing was about an hours worth of time.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:05 PM   #5
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you can use foamboard or cardboard to check. I drew a ring around mine, cut the hole and was fine. If in doubt you can start with a slightly smaller hole then file it out.
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