power inlet installation question - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-20-2015, 06:59 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
David Tilston's Avatar
 
Name: Dave W
Trailer: Trillium 4500 - 1977, 1978 (2), 1300 - 1977, 1973, and a 1972
Alberta
Posts: 5,316
Registry
The 15 amp connector I put in was too small. My neighbour helped me make up an aluminium adaptor plate to fit the existing hole.

I see very little reason for more then 15 amps, if you don't have air conditioning.
__________________

__________________
David Tilston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2016, 09:31 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Name: David
Trailer: 2014 13' Scamp -standard w/ front bunk
Vermont
Posts: 206
Quote:
Originally Posted by WDavidG View Post
Excellent - very helpful information. This is definitely on my fall project list. My appreciation to all of you who responded.
Well, oddly enough fall was quickly followed by Vermont winter and I've just now finished this project. So apologies for the delay in reporting back to you on the results.

Because I had a (small) preference for leaving the exterior look of the scamp unchanged, and because we are very limited users of shore power, I elected to use the marinco 20 amp inlet. It fits very nicely in the existing plastic "cup" just inside the electric cable access door. I cut off the just enough of the pointed fingers that the cable slides through to create an opening to fit the inlet. I then fabricated two rings of high density poly (from old cutting boards) the same ID as the inlet and OD the same as the plastic "cup". One ring was fit against the interior of the plastic cup, one on the outside. Small stainless bolts hold the inlet and the sandwich of rings and the rim of the cup together with the whole thing sealed with caulk.

None of this work precludes me or a future owner reverting to the full 30 amps by fitting a different inlet if needed.

I'm pleased with the results. No more access for dirt or critters and we've gained valuable storage space. Here are a few pics. Although we don't carry heavy items in this compartment, I added the aluminum bar shown in the interior shot to provides protection to the wiring as it comes from the of the inlet in case objects bang against it while in transit. What may appear to be an opening next to the exterior wall is actually bright morning sun coming through the plastic of the "cup" that Scamp installs just inside the electrical access door.
Attached Thumbnails
ext closed.JPG   ext open.JPG  

41QgJs8foRL.jpg   interior.JPG  

__________________

__________________
WDavidG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2016, 09:33 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Name: David
Trailer: 2014 13' Scamp -standard w/ front bunk
Vermont
Posts: 206
Not sure why the first two photos were rotated in the inserting process, but you get the picture.
__________________
WDavidG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2016, 10:26 AM   #18
Raz
Senior Member
 
Raz's Avatar
 
Name: Raz
Trailer: Trillium 2010
Vermont
Posts: 4,062
Nice job. I went the same route switching from 30 to 15. The Marinco components are top shelf. To protect the extension cord I use, I changed the breaker in the converter to 15 amps as well. Camp ground electrical is questionable as far as I'm concerned Raz
__________________
Raz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2016, 11:55 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Name: David
Trailer: 2014 13' Scamp -standard w/ front bunk
Vermont
Posts: 206
Thanks. I agree re the fusing - I also replaced mine as part of the switch to 20 amp.
__________________

__________________
WDavidG is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Power inlet dimensions needed Raz Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 17 04-18-2015 05:34 AM
Water inlet Question leaking papa-t Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 8 07-06-2014 02:44 PM
Scamp 13 Power Inlet jcassady Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 7 05-24-2014 08:30 PM
Power cord and Inlet Question bomni Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10 04-09-2012 10:59 PM
Leaking water inlet Legacy Posts Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11 04-27-2003 10:02 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.