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Old 09-26-2022, 07:58 AM   #1
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What is this for?

There is an electrical connection point on the front of our 2004 25' classic RB, behind the propane tanks. What is it for? See picture. Thanks.
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Old 09-26-2022, 08:04 AM   #2
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The original shore power port.
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Old 09-26-2022, 08:16 AM   #3
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Remote generator hook up. Here's the text from page G-44 in the Airstream manual for your trailer, assuming it's the 2004 Classic.
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Hi - It's a secondary power connection for a generator. If the generator is in the TV the cord just connects at the front of the trailer rather than having to try and reach the connection at the other end.

Take a look in your trunk on the street side...you'll probably find an access door that swings up. Behind the door is access to your transfer switch that controls which power port provides shore power to the trailer.

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Old 09-26-2022, 08:24 AM   #5
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For some years, the trailers have 2 shore power ports - one on the front for a generator and one on the side for a power post.
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For some years, the trailers have 2 shore power ports - one on the front for a generator and one on the side for a power post.
Yes, Either can be used for shore power.
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Old 09-26-2022, 10:12 AM   #7
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Yes, Either can be used for shore power.
...but not at the same time. An existing automatic transfer switch should prevent this but don't try it. At some campgrounds and at my home I have to use the front power inlet.
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Old 09-26-2022, 11:40 AM   #8
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Also it was only on 30 amp trailers from factory. Either could be used for shore power or generator, just to make it more convenient (use the one that is closer) and the front one could be used with an inverter from the TV.

Some have had the transfer switch fail and needed to only use one (usually the front connection) until fixed or it failed so neither one worked.
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Yes, Either can be used for shore power.
I thought it was a great idea, but it's only on 30 amp models.
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Old 09-26-2022, 05:04 PM   #10
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I thought it was a great idea, but it's only on 30 amp models.
I have seen lot's of them in use when the trailers are parked at home. I like choices!
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Old 09-26-2022, 05:49 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone. Now I know.
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