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Old 09-03-2015, 12:14 PM   #1
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Cool Coverplate for removing exterior outlet

Is there such a thing as a cover plate for the hole where there is currently a non-functioning outdoor dual outlet? Like they have for houses when an outlet is no longer used.

I am new to RVs/trailers and don't know if this is something that would be available. The outlet does not function and we don't use it. Now it is in the way inside a cabinet that I am retrofitting for an apartment sized refrigerator. The Norcold is way too expensive and I don't always park exactly level. Need to gain these 3 inches of cabinet space.

I pulled the old Norcold 6 refrigerator out last night and would like to move forward.

If not, how would you go about covering this hole after removal of all the electrical outlet stuff?

I don't even know what you call my wall material. Not fiberglass or metal. Laminated wood, I think. Here's a picture. The outdoor outlet is located right below the refrigerator vent area.
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Old 09-03-2015, 12:28 PM   #3
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K, I clearly do not know how to add an image. :(
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Old 09-04-2015, 08:25 AM   #4
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If standard outlet then a few options.

Check the hardware store to see what they have.

Remove innards or actual outlet and tape or wire nut wires inside then add common cover.
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Old 09-04-2015, 09:57 AM   #5
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I think I see your problem. Make sure all power is off, remove the receptacle, push wire back into an area to coil and tape or wire nut. Then head to Lowes or Home depot and look for a suitable cover for the hole, there are literally 100's of covers.


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Old 09-04-2015, 10:45 AM   #6
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If the outlet is mounted in a box. YES, any hardware store will have it.

If the outlet is a "Quick Box" type you will need to either replace it, Put in a real box (From the aforementioned store) or cover the hole with a patch

Eternabond sells a patch 11" by 11" Clean surface, peal stick roll out and it's covered.. Two warnings

1: It is white (paintable though)
2: Where it touches it sticks so position carefully cause you can't remove and re-apply.
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Old 09-06-2015, 12:46 PM   #7
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Here is what we did. After taking the electrical out, we realized that the box seemed a lot deeper than necessary. It stuck into the rv at least 3 inches. The wall is a couple of inches thick and the outlet works for it a shallower box. We trimmed the back of the outlet box so that it only stuck into RV one inch and is no longer in the way. All the electrical with wire nuts fits in the box and no live electric is accessible, but the outlet box is now backless. Do you think this is a problem? It's behind the frig.
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