Frustration with cheap 12v plugs... - Fiberglass RV

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Old 06-01-2007, 04:31 AM   #1
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I recently ordered a double 12v. plug to install in "Sunny" for "Endless Breeze" Fantastic Fan and DVD player operation - When the 12v. plug arrived I was so dismayed at it's cheap construction I merely wired it in the closet under the counter so as to avoid a permanent installation. Does anyone know where I can get good quality 12v receptacles that are worthy of a permanent installation? Any help is appreciated. Oh by the way - the "Endless Breeze" Fantastic Fan is super - an excellent product and well worth the money. Happy trails, Alec

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Old 06-01-2007, 06:25 AM   #2
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Old 06-01-2007, 06:54 AM   #3
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Try a boating or sportsman's supply store. I've been satisfied with products in the Marinco line.

I'm pretty sure BassPro carries these - check their site and search for Marinco 12V

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Old 06-01-2007, 07:56 AM   #4
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I purchased some quality waterproof receptacles at WallyWorld.

The boating shop was an excellent suggestion. Try
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Old 06-01-2007, 09:40 AM   #5
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When replacing 12v devices I've used Speakon connectors by Neutrik. Push and twist to lock. Available in line and panel mounts, 2 and 4-pole. Extremely smooth and easy to work, high quality and cheap. United Radio Supply here in Portland, or mail order also.
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I endorse the Marinco brand as well. I've had one in the foot well of my sailboat for years and it's still in good shape. Put two on the Casita. One outside on the street side to power a mascerator pump and one inside for 12 volt stuff.
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Super - thanks for the feedback - much appreciated! Alec

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