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Shore Power Inlet

Postby McTeardrops » Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:45 pm

Found this item at Bass Pro Shop. It has a ring gasket on the exterior, positive clamp on the cord end inside. Not cheap at $12+ but as neat and simple as I've seen.


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Re: Shore Power Inlet

Postby Steve_Cox » Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:02 pm

McTeardrops wrote:Found this item at Bass Pro Shop. It has a ring gasket on the exterior, positive clamp on the cord end inside. Not cheap at $12+ but as neat and simple as I've seen.


For $12 That's a good alternative. I've been thinking 30Amp twist-lock, I think I can find one at the boat salvage place. Does anyone use 30A service for their teardrop?

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Postby Woody » Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:26 pm

I use a Hubbel 30 amp marine shore power connection and the sametype fitting fitting for cable hookup from a yacht that was being salvaged during last years hurricanes for my teardrop with screw on chrome caps plus the one in the above picture dedicated for my charger/battery maintaineers and an old shore cord and pigtail converter from 15 amp to 30 amp service. The main problem is 30 amp shore power connection is different from 30 amp connection at campgrounds ( different pin configuration) but easy to adapt to work by changing the plug end on the pig tail adapter.......cheaper than buying a new cord
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Postby SteveH » Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:30 pm

Lenny,

Been looking for one just like that, so I checked at Bass Pro on line and it's now $14.99! :shock:
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Postby Ken A Hood » Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:38 pm

I have the same one. I picked mine up on eBay (where else.....) for $5.99 plus $3-4 shipping a while back.
Did a quick search and there's one listed there for $10.00 (buy it now price) LINK
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Postby SteveH » Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:47 pm

Ken,

Just an FYI, the one you linked on EBAY is a twist-lock.
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Postby TomS » Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:47 pm

This is what I used.

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I got it from a local RV parts store. I simply pass my power cord through this hatch.

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This view shows the hatch from the inside. It's simple and it works.
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Postby Ken A Hood » Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:52 pm

SteveH wrote:Ken,

Just an FYI, the one you linked on EBAY is a twist-lock.


My bad.... :oops:
But there are a coulpe listed there, it's the same price a you looked at though. There are always some on ebay, if your willing to wait for them....That's what I did, waited and bid on a few, till I got one for the price I wanted to pay.
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Postby mikeschn » Wed Aug 31, 2005 7:24 pm

Ken A Hood wrote:I have the same one. I picked mine up on eBay (where else.....) for $5.99 plus $3-4 shipping a while back.
Did a quick search and there's one listed there for $10.00 (buy it now price) LINK
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You guys did good. I bought it from that boat place... hmmm... ah yes, overton... I paid $18.

http://www.overtons.com/modperl/overton ... _num=34531

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Postby madjack » Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:49 am

...think I paid 14 at waytekwire
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Postby Marck » Thu Sep 01, 2005 4:23 am

I simply bought an outdoor type electrical, mounted it under the back end of the tear, with a male end in the box, just open the little door and plug in
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Postby bdosborn » Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:03 pm

I used this from Hubbell:

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I think I paid $18 at Greybar Electric. I like it because I don't have to remember to put the cover back on and its a specification grade 20A plug.
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Postby Cutterpup » Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:49 pm

Check out RV Surplus for a motor base plug (why they call it this ?)

https://www.rvsurplussalvage.com/catalog/display.php?product_id=297

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Postby MR X » Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:32 pm

Cutterpup wrote:Check out RV Surplus for a motor base plug (why they call it this ?)

https://www.rvsurplussalvage.com/catalog/display.php?product_id=297

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Postby greasywheats » Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:38 pm

Hey all- I picked up the Marinco charger inlet as well (rated at 15 amps.) I read somewhere else that if the campground has 20Amp service that you could fry the inlet. How probable is this? Do most CGs use 20 amp service? Should i run out an return this now? Ugh :cry:
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