Why you should check everthing on a used Airstream.
When I bought my motorhome the prior owner told me he had recently replace the power cord. While using it the end has seemed to pull loose from the cable and the plug end has been getting quite warm when using the AC. So the other day after I had turned on the AC to dry out the humid air in the MH I was not suprised to find a couple of hours later that the power was off.
I assumed it was the end of the cord had finally failed. Off to Home depot to get a new end, I installed it and no joy, no power. So I said Maybe the 30 AMP extension cord failed, so I bypassed it, still no power.
I decided to pull the cover off the junction box that joins the cord to the 120 Volt feed into the trailer. Below is a picture of what I found. At this point I feel lucky that the motorhome is still there and not a burnt out hunk of steel and alumimum. I should have checked the cord and box as soon as I felt the hot cord the first time. The corrosion I think is coming from the hole above the box. The was no sealant there to stop water from getting into the compartment.
So learn from my mistake, if you think someting is not right check it out, the rig/life you save may be your own!
WBCCI #5501 AIR # 49
1978 Argosy 28 foot Motorhome
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. -- Plato