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Old 08-29-2014, 02:19 PM   #1
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That looks like a mobile home receptacle with the back missing.

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5th wheel. So pretty much the same. It's my "spare bedroom" for my place out here in Joshua tree. Starting to take out stuff and paint. This is out of sight out of mind stuff as far as the electric goes. The way it was built.

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Don't the wires just feed through and the prongs pierce the wires to make the receptacle hot?
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It is supposed to have a snap on plastic cover on it.

Or are you commenting on the press in wire connection ?
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It is fairly typical of a lot of RVs today, unless you are looking at a very high end unit.
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Yes, backing plate removed. This was above an AV shelf. Under the shelf the cable exited through a drill hole in the insulated wall board. Protected by wire harness tubing. One went to a 20 amp outlet for the slide out. The other under the forced air.
I'll be putting new outlet in wall next to forced air. Extend the slide out cord (purchase new one). Now a ton of holes to patch. Unbelievable how many screws they put in.
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Don't the wires just feed through and the prongs pierce the wires to make the receptacle hot?
I'm not sure. This is how I found it. Maybe better stripped but I can't say I like it.
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There are millions of these things out there in mobile homes all over the country.
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There are millions of these things out there in mobile homes all over the country.
I'm sure. Doesn't mean I have to like 'em.
Not like much will get plugged into most outlets inside there anyway. I'm not necessarily going to change them all. That one was just removed. Not needed. Going to remove the refridge and possibly the stove. The breakers reside below the refridge. I can't wait to figure out how to deal with that.
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I'm sure. Doesn't mean I have to like 'em.
Nope, no one said you did.

If I encounter them and have to pull them out of the wall they don't go back in. I install a cut-in box and standard device.
At the same time, I wouldn't compel a customer to replace them all unless they felt like spending the money.
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Yeah. I pretty much feel the same.

This RV remodel is a new experience for me. Everything has its place and the misses would like things removed and redone.
Like I was saying the load center will need relocated. I'm not too concerned. Just finding the right place for it.... That the wife likes too.

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I just replaced a single receptacle with a duplex in the refrigerator compartment on my RV. Ran into the same thing your describing. Cut in a new box and installed a new duplex receptacle. Man that thing sure did look skimpy. Got to make sure the smoke detectors have good batteries and test them every night.

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