Seeking replacement recommendations for "Cable Hatch" on 1975 Trillium 1300 - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-24-2018, 05:04 PM   #1
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Seeking replacement recommendations for "Cable Hatch" on 1975 Trillium 1300

The flap for my "cable hatch" finally flipped it's lid and no longer is attached..
Being the kind of guy that wants to keep his Trillium as "stock" as possible I am wondering if anyone out there might have a spare "cable hatch" assembly in a corner somewhere??

If not, I am sure that others here have replaced an old "cable hatch" with a new one and am wondering if they could share with me the specs/name of a replacement that does not require a whole bunch of fiber-glassing..

Any suggestions would be appreciated..
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Old 05-24-2018, 05:20 PM   #2
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What is a cable hatch? Do you have a picture of your hatch? so we can help you find one.
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Old 05-24-2018, 06:07 PM   #3
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Good question.. The "Cable Hatch" is the plastic "flap" that one lifts up to pull out the 120v AC power cord.. The "flap" on mine has broken off and I am seeking a replacement for the entire unit..
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Old 05-24-2018, 06:30 PM   #4
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Not being a fan of pushing rope, (cable?) I did this:
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ded-50948.html
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Old 05-24-2018, 06:32 PM   #5
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what a coincidence!

I was in the same predicament 2 years ago, and tracked one down, then installed it on my Trillium 4500. Let me see if I can figure out where the heck I found it.
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Old 05-24-2018, 06:39 PM   #6
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bingo

ok here's where i bought it!

https://www.amazon.com/Zebra-RV-EC14...7208693&sr=8-4
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Old 05-24-2018, 06:42 PM   #7
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or in Canada:

https://www.amazon.ca/Zebra-RV-EC147.../dp/B004RCV0JM
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Old 05-24-2018, 06:49 PM   #8
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I actually cut the cable down to about 2 feet, and then I plug a high amp extension cord into it, keeping that connection inside the camper. I even have a thru-hull 110 vac connector, just haven't bothered to go that route yet...

Currently repairing the 4500 belly band and re-sealing the rear window at the same time. Then we'll probably get back to our first priority, camping!!!
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Old 05-25-2018, 09:13 AM   #9
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I bought one at my local RV parts store, was the same dimensions as the original.
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Old 05-25-2018, 09:22 AM   #10
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Only in Canada, you say?

Pity.

Actually, I bought something like this, only rectangular, at a local RV service/supply shop here in Edmonton. It wasn't very expensive, and just required some sealant and a few stainless screws to install.

https://www.campingworld.com/electri...le-hatch-white

I just installed a couple of large hatches on the rear of my Trillium 4500 to provide better access under the dinette benches (we leave the bed set up 24/7). Most of the windows were re-seated a couple years ago, but I am still getting some moisture in from somewhere...
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Hi,

Here is the one I used...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RV-trailer-...oAAOxyaTxRSK7b

Can't remember what the original one looked like?

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Old 05-25-2018, 11:46 AM   #12
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Thanks everyone..

Amazon and Ebay were out of stock but I was able to find one in California and at a great price.. Even with the exchange ;-)

https://www.rvautoparts.com/EC-147-C...ch_p_1965.html
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Old 05-25-2018, 11:52 AM   #13
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Here is mine. Share...
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ler-60620.html
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Chris from Comox, that's great! The item you ordered (same one I ordered) is an exact match, with same fastener holes and same sized center hole. At the time I bought and installed it, I did it because I wanted to get the camper functional to take it camping. I wasn't ready to decide at that point whether I was going to:

- stick with the 120vac 15 amp system
- upgrade to a 120vac 30 amp system
- etc, etc

Two years later I still haven't changed it out, however, I repaired the original power center:

- replaced the faulty old transformer with an electronic power supply
- replaced the two circuit breakers and the spdt switch

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http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...nts-38176.html

Did this job a while back on my 78 Trillium
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Old 06-17-2018, 12:15 PM   #16
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If you are planning on replacing the Cable Hatch I recommend you try my trick..
I installed one of these connectors "inside" one of the Cable Hatches like the one pictured and sealed it.. This done 2 things..

(1) I never again had to climb under my bed to fish out the electric cable since it always fell into the storage bend once done...
(2) It put a stop to ants, bugs and MICE climbing up the electric cable into my camper.. That was always a problem...Just carry a drop cord and your always ready...
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Old 06-18-2018, 06:52 PM   #17
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Thanks everyone.. Problem solved, I found an exact replica of the original Cable Hatch and within 5 min had the old one out, the new one butyl taped on the backside and the 4 pop rivets in-place.. Good as new ;-)
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