Power inlet dimensions needed - Fiberglass RV


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Old 03-28-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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Power inlet dimensions needed

Pictured below is a Marinco Parkpower 150BBIW.RV 15 A. power inlet. Would someone who has one please tell me the diameter of the flange. I am thinking of replacing the square one on our trailer and want to see if it will cover the existing holes. Thanks, Raz
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:53 PM   #2
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You might have to get creative and make an adapter plate to cover your existing holes, or can this be adapted to your existing inlet. Bob
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:55 PM   #3
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I drilled a new hole and made the older hatch opening bigger and installed a new hatch cover, you may need to get behind to do some wiring.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:03 PM   #4
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I checked my Marinco supplier info.. no spec.

Call Marinco and ask. I am sure they would be happy to tell you.

The 15a one is not a big seller anymore. Hopefully, they aren't priced like the 30 or 50a...you'll need a second mortgage!
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:02 PM   #5
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The trailer came with the square 30 amp inlet and the big heavy yellow cord. I know, big bucks. But we're boon dockers. I don't even take the cord the me. So my plan is to adapt the very expensive square plug to 15a or replace it with one of these. I would rather do the latter. I'm sure someone else can put the cord and the inlet to much better use. I am hoping the flange will cover the present hole with enough fiberglass for the new inlet screws. Marinco doesn't even tell you you need to cut a 1 7/8 hole to install this one. Thanks all for responding. I'm just looking at options. I am sure someone has one of these on the side of there rig. Raz
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:14 PM   #6
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Not sure if I have this, but I think I do. Haven't installed it yet.

I'll check dimensions when I get home today.

Fixing your old holes with bondo is very doable ...

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This install uses the same hole that Trillium had the cord comming out of. I used an aluminum plate to make up the size difference. Otherwise it would go right through the orignal hole.
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Looks like 2 1/2 inches. Thanks David. Raz
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That input connector is about $20 on Amazon:
Amazon.com: Marinco 150BBIW Marine On-Board Charger Inlet (15-Amp, 125-Volt, White): Sports & Outdoors
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:53 AM   #10
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My 15 amp marinco inlet is:

2 inch hole required
2 1/2 inch diameter outside ( 1/4 inch flange around the outside) .
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:30 AM   #11
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Decided to go the same route David did. Ordered the inlet from Amazon. Thanks to all. Raz
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You might have to get creative and make an adapter plate to cover your existing holes, or can this be adapted to your existing inlet. Bob
If somebody wants a piece or two of white ABS plastic to blend in better than aluminum (fits curves easily, too), I make a lot of smaller pieces of scrap when fabricating widgets.

Send me a message with your address and I'll send you a piece or two (envelope size max) free. Will be going to Utah Sept 6-23rd, tho.

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It is a bit late for Raz, hopefully someone else can use the idea.
I'm thinking it would fit in the existing hatch like the water inlet does.
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Roy, the advantage of the Marinco unit is that it doesn't provide an access route for rodents, or spiders. The adapter plate allows it to be installed in the same hole that the power cord came out of. Your last picture looks exactly like what I removed to put in the 15A power inlet on my trailer.
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