Originally Posted by WDavidG
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