Electrical no more bugs - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-27-2021, 12:57 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Borden's Avatar
 
Name: Borden and Carole
Trailer: 1978 Earlton Ontario boler
Ontario
Posts: 1,365
Registry
Electrical no more bugs

Considering changes to our outside electrical connection. We currently go to a water tight box with a surge protector and then into the trailer. Bugs can get in but not many just tired of leaks after resent storms.

With pig tails inside:
WELLUCK 15 Amp 125V AC Power Inlet Port Plug with Integrated Dual 18" Extension Cord, NEMA 5-15 RV Flanged Inlet with Waterproof & Back Cover Y Splitter Cable, 2 Pole 3-Wire Shore Power Plug for Boat
----would plug surge unit into one pigtail and trailer into it and use other pig tail for battery mender charging of battery. They they also have a single pig tail unit.

Hard wired in:
WELLUCK 15 Amp Flanged Inlet 125V, NEMA 5-15 RV Shore Power Inlet Plug w/Waterproof and Back Cover, 2 Pole 3-Wire AC Port Plug, Generator Male Receptacle for Marine Boat RV Shed Electrical Extension
----would cut end of surge unit wire it to plug and then plug trailer into surge unit as well as cord for battery mender when not using outer powered items.

Has anyone tried this?
The make smaller unit even a metal one but they would fit through current hole.
Attached Thumbnails
Wall plug outlet.jpg  
__________________
Our postage stamp in heaven.
Borden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2021, 04:25 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Name: Darwin
Trailer: 2002 19 ft Scamp 19 ft 5th Wheel
Posts: 3,374
Send a message via Yahoo to Darwin Maring
Yes

Go with what you found or this:
https://www.amazon.com/Leisure-Cords...02316851&psc=1
and forget about critters entering the RV. Also, It frees up space in the camper where you pull in that big heavy cord.

Me, We use a 12 Gauge extension cord and plug into the 20 Amp socket in the camp ground. It will run the TV and the Air-conditioner. (Or the TV and Microwave) but not the Air-conditioner and microwave at the same time.

The surge protector, Never have seen as need for one as the TV is the only thing we run where that high priced thing would protect.

Go for the 30 Amp Connector, It is superior to the other unit.
Darwin Maring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2021, 04:51 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Borden's Avatar
 
Name: Borden and Carole
Trailer: 1978 Earlton Ontario boler
Ontario
Posts: 1,365
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darwin Maring View Post
Go with what you found or this:
https://www.amazon.com/Leisure-Cords...02316851&psc=1
and forget about critters entering the RV. Also, It frees up space in the camper where you pull in that big heavy cord.

Me, We use a 12 Gauge extension cord and plug into the 20 Amp socket in the camp ground. It will run the TV and the Air-conditioner. (Or the TV and Microwave) but not the Air-conditioner and microwave at the same time.

The surge protector, Never have seen as need for one as the TV is the only thing we run where that high priced thing would protect.

Go for the 30 Amp Connector, It is superior to the other unit.
Thanks boler is only 15amp that unit looks great. The surge is because we got caught one year a surge cost us a board in the furnace $200, they covered the board under warranty so we now have a spare.
Lucky fridge was only a melted fuse holder. The total cost of that surge was about $600 in the end. Cheaper to have the surge unit we purchased.

You are right about the cord inside the trailer what a mess, it is in the way of our water lines and that is enough to want the change. Twelve gage and 20 amp line upgrade to trailer already have 12 gage cords in the shop, will have to consider as it would go through my surge protector and trailers 15amp breaker.

Thanks for your info
__________________
Our postage stamp in heaven.
Borden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2021, 05:01 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Name: Darwin
Trailer: 2002 19 ft Scamp 19 ft 5th Wheel
Posts: 3,374
Send a message via Yahoo to Darwin Maring
Now I understand the surge device, thanks for explaining.
With the 30 Amp connector you can use the campground 20 amp supply.
To heep critters out, spray around the tires and anything else that touches the ground.

Happy Camping
Darwin Maring is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
electrical


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
bugs and flies Hazel in Sk Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11 09-02-2012 08:31 PM
What do you do for bugs? CindyL General Chat 24 08-17-2010 09:09 PM
"Keeping the Bugs at Bay" Alf S. General Chat 9 07-24-2008 05:08 AM
Boler, Bugs & Babies Going Bump in the Night... Kevin H. General Chat 8 07-03-2008 12:31 PM
BUGS!!!!!! Gina D. General Chat 16 06-06-2006 07:37 PM

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

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.