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Old 06-14-2015, 08:29 PM   #1
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Trillium 1300 cloaet junction box question

My 1977 has a junction box in the closet.

All of the wires are disconnected .
I think the previous owner started to make some changes and then just stopped .

My question is simple I think

Facts:

There is one cable bringing power into the trailer ( white & black wire, I don't see a ground)

There are 3 power connections from that same box ( fridge and 2 power outlets )

Some of the connections have green wires and all have black and white also.
It is correct that :

all the white wires get connected together ?

all the black wires get connected together?

The green wires get wired to ground wires ?

All of the ground wires get grounded together to the junction box screw ?

Any qualified advice/ help would be greatly appreciated

I would like to stay on topic , thanks


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Old 06-16-2015, 09:23 AM   #2
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My 1977 has a junction box in the closet.

All of the wires are disconnected .
I think the previous owner started to make some changes and then just stopped .

My question is simple I think

Facts:

There is one cable bringing power into the trailer ( white & black wire, I don't see a ground) - YOU WANT A 3 WIRE PLUG FOR SURE !

There are 3 power connections from that same box ( fridge and 2 power outlets )

Some of the connections have green wires and all have black and white also.
It is correct that :

all the white wires get connected together ? NORMALLY

all the black wires get connected together? NORMALLY

The green wires get wired to ground wires ? NORMALLY

All of the ground wires get grounded together to the junction box screw ? NORMALLY

Any qualified advice/ help would be greatly appreciated

I would like to stay on topic , thanks


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I just tore all the same 'bs' out of my 77 Trillium. Get yourself a good heavy duty 3 wire cord for the outside (min 20A recommended - 30 is better but depends on what you run).

I recommend replacing every wire you see in the trailer. Your needs and wants in the trailer are going to determine what you put back in. If you run your fridge and 2 or 3 lights and maybe charge a cell phone/laptop you might get away with one circuit running everything.

I highly recommend you do some planning now. I decided that all my lights would be 12volt led's and that I would want to put a battery on my trailer to run them and my fantastic vent fan. I was left with no option but to install a power convertor. Cost about $200 and had to buy separate breakers for the 120v but it's in and done and now I have 2 15A 120v circuits and 4 12v circuits that can handle up to 20A each. I installed it in that little space below the closet.

If you don't want to do all that I've seen people just get a really long, heavy duty outdoor extension cord and wire that to the box where your new 3 prong outdoor cord would come in, run a length to your fridge outlet and a length to your other outlet. Use water tight boxes or at least keep them well off the floor in case of water. The outdoor extension cord just gives you slightly better water protection. Use standard wiring practices at all the boxes, as you described, and you should be ok. I personally don't recommend this method but it's still better that what my trailer had from the factory.

In the end, make sure it's safe!!
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I am a bit surprised that you didn't have a ground wire. The Trilliums in my fleet have a converter, and the two that don't, I have not looked at the AC inlet. The ones with a converter run a green wire, as well as the black and white to the converter.
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