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Old 09-13-2015, 09:43 AM   #57
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Does anyone know what the 30 Amp ParkPower™ Detachable Power Conversion Kit hole size is. I measured my mouse hole and it looks to be 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 opening. I ordered the ParkPower 301ELRV 30A Power Inlet, White with Stainless Steel Trim based on one of the threads here. It has a square plate but I don't think it's larger enough.
I think the 3.4 inch dimension is the thickness, should work fine....


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BrandParkPower Item Weight9.6 ounces Product Dimensions7.5 x 5.1 x 3.4 inches Item model number301ELRV Manufacturer Part Number301ELRV
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Old 09-13-2015, 09:45 AM   #58
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I'm dealing with the same issue. I usually use Furrion connectors and their square connector is pretty much the same size of the Park Power plug. The square plugs don't quite cover the big hole. You also have to deal with the three rivet holes.
I usually install an access panel to get to under the dinette bench and move and drill a proper mounting hole for the square plug. In my S-16 DX the power plug was located over the side running light so I now also have to deal with the large Scamp power plug hole.
This is my plan. The rivet holes are about 4.5" in dia. I plan to fill them with white Marine-Tex, a real close match to the gelcoat. The round plug I selected outside dia. is 4.5" so it just barely covers the rivet holes. The mounting screw holes on the connector are 3.5" and it looks like the scamp big hole is 3.25". I plan to install a backer plate inside the trailer first and drill new mounting holes.
This is the connector I plan to use. http://www.amazon.com/Furrion-Ltd-Ro...n+30+amp+inlet


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Old 12-04-2016, 08:04 PM   #59
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I'm hoping to install a new power port in my 2016 Scamp 13' and am confused over part numbers on the Marinco ParkPower unit. D I need a 30 amp RV 3-wired contoured Marinco 304EL-BRV


OR a 30 amp RV 3-wired contoured Marinco 301EL-BRV?

I've seen both mentioned in the forums but I cannot find the 301EL-BRV listed on amazon.com, etc.

Also, is it worth it to buy the Marinco kit or just the outlet, which comes with one rubber gasket?
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Old 12-05-2016, 11:07 AM   #60
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Besides installing a 30 Amp twist lock shore power inlet, I also installed a "hard-wired" Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C surge protector. I like having it safely inside the trailer behind a locked door rather than using one of the portable plug-in ones which seem to like to grow legs and walk off when you're not looking. This is a link (below) to the one I installed. I also moved the electrical shore power connection to the side and that's where I installed a Marinco 30 Amp twist-Lock and a matching female cord end onto the remainder of the power cord where I cut it to run it into the shore power outlet. In order to perform the installation I enlarged the hole for the small original power cord hatch and put in a bigger one that made installing the surge protector feasible. (It's the same width as the original hatch, just a lot taller.) You can't even get the surge protector through the original small hatch that comes standard, much less see what your doing or have room to use any tools. And now I have extra storage space as well.

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Marinco 30 Amp Standard Shore Power Inlet | Shorepower
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Old 12-05-2016, 04:40 PM   #61
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I "borrowed" pictures of your modification Greg as that is exactly what I want to do with mine and you gave me a good idea instead of just doing the basic shore power only mod.
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Old 12-05-2016, 08:26 PM   #62
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You're quite welcome Mike. I think you'll like it, and the peace of mind that comes with having a good surge protector. Especially when you don't even have to remember to use it since it's always hooked up in the line.
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Old 12-06-2016, 06:20 AM   #63
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I have done almost the exact thing that Greg did (GMTA!). In fact it was the first mod I did.

The Progressive Industries EMSHW30C Surge Protector is more than just a surge protector. One feature I found handy was a cut off when the voltage gets too low (primarily to protect A/C units). When I was at a site with bad power regulation last summer, and using my air conditioner, the PD unit shut the power off not once, but twice, when the voltage dropped too low to safely run the A/C.

However the shore power connector I bought is plastic and it would be easy to cross-thread it. I have to be careful when putting the plug on the camper. Other than that I love it... it even has the LED that lights up to let you know you have a connection to shore power. Then you go inside and look at the PD's display to make sure there is no problem with the electric supply.
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Old 12-11-2016, 08:43 PM   #64
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Marinco (30ARVKIT) 30 Amp Detachable Power Conversion Kit

I bought the Marinco (30ARVKIT) 30 Amp Detachable Power Conversion Kit through Amazon. It worked great.
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Old 12-12-2016, 08:04 AM   #65
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I bought the Marinco (30ARVKIT) 30 Amp Detachable Power Conversion Kit through Amazon. It worked great.
I've looked at both the kit and the power port as a stand-alone item. It seemed that the kit had a lot of unnecessary parts. Did you find all those parts useful or will I be okay with just the power port and the gasket that comes with it?
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Old 12-12-2016, 10:28 AM   #66
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The only thing I didn't use was the metal box and wire crimp nut that goes on the box (whatever they are called. I needed the end for the cord anyway and it seemed ordering the kit made sure everything was compatible.
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Old 12-12-2016, 12:47 PM   #67
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I did the same thing with our Parkliner right after we bought it. The hole was big enough for a mouse to crawl up the cord and into the trailer!

Good job.

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I cut the cord and turned my shore-power cord into an extension cord that plugs into a 30 amp locking connector designed for yachts.

Now I can neatly coil and store my shore power line with the rest of my "setup" supplies.

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Old 12-12-2016, 07:23 PM   #68
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I am planning on doing this conversion to our Lil Snoozy, but until then I use a stainless steel pot scrubber nestled in the mouse hole. The cord can be pulled through the pot scrubber for use, and the pot scrubber is left in the pocket to keep the critters out.
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Old 12-13-2016, 09:47 PM   #69
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Although the Furrion conversion uses a smaller square plug and cover, if you order the 30 amp KIT, instead of individual parts, it will come with the backing plate that makes it easy to retrofit over the old mouse hole. I did that on my Escape and it turned out beautifully. Click image for larger version

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I installed the Marinco Kit on our LiL Snoozy . They put the cord hatch on the front and we had leaks in heavy rain. This mod stopped that and any mice or insects entering. The original hole is just the right size for this kit.
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