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Old 11-03-2013, 04:02 PM   #1
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Mysterious access hole w/plastic cover '01 Southwind

I just found on the passenger side of our m/h in one of the compartments an access hole in the floor with a plastic hinged cover. The cover has a sliding cover that reveals a hole that might be large enough for a hose or an electrical cord. All of our water/power/sewer controls are in the rear on the driver side. What might this hole be for? This is in the compartment that has access to the water tank. This is on a 2001 Southwind 32V. Anybody got any ideas?

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Old 11-03-2013, 04:05 PM   #2
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Look on the water tank for a drain valve. The hole could be to run a hose out of the compartment.
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I just found on the passenger side of our m/h in one of the compartments an access hole in the floor with a plastic hinged cover. The cover has a sliding cover that reveals a hole that might be large enough for a hose or an electrical cord. All of our water/power/sewer controls are in the rear on the driver side. What might this hole be for? This is in the compartment that has access to the water tank. This is on a 2001 Southwind 32V. Anybody got any ideas?

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May be electrical or cable if you want to have a TV in the storage bay
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:08 PM   #4
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Could be a access hatch to run a propane line through. Ours has one and just above it in the bay is a propane connection.
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I have one on my Bounder and that compartment has an electrical outlet ( in fact the TV is in there ) . The access port is to plug in and be able close the door while using the electric outside for whatever is plugged into it.
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:24 PM   #6
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All good ideas but I don't think it's for power or gas. I can see that it might be for draining the water tank. I didn't see a dedicated drain but I'll check it again. The propane is on the opposite side. Weird.

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You are all correct; can be used for any access from outside to the storage compartment. You can open up the main plastic cover for larger accessories, be they electrical or hosing and the smaller access cover built in to the larger cover for electrical needs or whatever.
Cliff and I have this port and cover.
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So no specific purpose. Just anything that I might want to put through it? Ok. Thanks guys.

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Are you sure there's no electrical outlet in that compartment? I have an opening just as you describe in the storage bin for the shore cord and another one on the passenger side in the compartment with a 120 v outlet. I can plug in an extension cord and pass it out the opening and close the hatch.
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I have one below my converter and outlet box on the curb side.



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Thanks for all the replies. I'll take a pic and check it out for a 110v outlet. I didn't see one. And it does seem to be under the area where the convert and all the power stuff is. I'll get back to you all.

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There should be (usually is) an electrical outlet in the ceiling of that compartment.
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:33 PM   #14
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You folks are all just too darned smart. After going down and checking again, I found that there are two 110 v outlets and also there is a convenient propane pipe so I can do a quick disconnect for the barbecue. Thanks everybody. I don't know why I didn't see all that stuff before. Oh, and there is also a heater duct in the ceiling too.

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