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Old 03-05-2011, 05:38 PM   #1
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We will be replacing the old power cord with a new one ,better plug and the softer more flexible cable. With the way fleetwood built our one the city water inlet is in the way (surrounded by a wooden box) the box completely hides where the cord is attached.

So with the water inlet in need of renewing too (old Quest style pipe & fittings) dremelled alot of the rotten wood box out of the way to see what would need replacing & so I could get to the power cord box.

Didnt quite expect to see just how close the water pipe was situated to the junction box where the power cord is attached!!!!!!!







Oh and you can also see just how well situated the park cable tv hook is!!!
Talk about genius putting it directly underneath the water hook up!

Now I know electricity & water dont mix, but many applications and circumstances where they do come fairly close, but dumb question is it ok to leave it there & just renew the pipes? Or best to move it to a better location!?

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I'd be inclined to move one or the other depending which is easiest, I'd sure want those three items farther apart even if they've been OK for as long as they have been now.
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That's what I was thinking too! Still cant believe what the people who made this thing were thinking!?

The cable tv hookup is going to be easy! Will have a closer look at the water & electric to see which is the easiest one to relocate
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Got news for you...the newer ones are not built any smarted...probably a bit dumber.

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At the least if you can't move th box or pipe, install a box that is sealed and meant to be exposed to the elements. Then install a baffle to divert any water leak away from the box.
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Been a while before tackling this little project but finally got the parts & got brave to move the water connection. This included relocating the hot & cold pipes for the bathroom that originally went around the back of the bath.

Now if there was ever any leak round there would of had to of stripped the whole room down! So instead have now put new pipes round the front of the bath for easy access.

The new city water connection now has its own little compartment away from the power hookup The water pipe comes up through the base of the cubby, will be getting a new city water connection & will be making the cubby water proof. The connection will be in a clear box with a drain to the outside, so will stay waterproof.

Can then add a marinco twist lock hookup connector to the electrical cubby, using the existing cable as its feed. The length cut off can be the temporary marinco twist lock cable till we buy a new one.

pictures to follow.
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at last no more badly placed water inlet ! Electrical hookup connection at last on its own.



Leaving a nice empty compartment for the new hookup & surge protector when we get round to it.
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Here is the relocated water hookup, see the feed pipe going up into the other compartment. With the water hose coming up through the base of its own cubby.



very temporary but will be getting the new city water connector & renovating the cubby to make it waterproof & finished! Will be getting the round access ports with critter guard for both the water hose & the power cable.
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looking much better already Once the electric cable is routed through the bottom of its cubby will then redo the cubby door to get rid of the old factory cutouts with moveable flaps.



Much better still! Also the rear wheelwell is being replaced with a perfect fiberglass replacement , thats all in another thread!
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