Originally Posted by Robs81
Hi all, just purchased a 1981 sunline 15.5 ft. Travel trailer. She's in great shape for the year, however she's in need of some restoration and I'm looking forward to the help available from this forum. A couple questions to start:
1. It appears that the campers electrical cord has been cut and somebody has spliced in a standard 15amp connector. Was this standard in 1981 or is it supposed to have a 30 amp plug like most modern campers?
2. The refrigerator is missing. Does anybody have any information at all about what belongs? Size?
1. If the trailer has an air conditioner on the roof, then it should be wired for 30 amp service using a proper 30 amp cable and connector. There should be a separate 15 amp breaker for the A/C and one or more breakers for the rest of the trailer. If there is no A/C and you don't plan to add one, it would be safe to install a 20 amp shoreline to replace whatever is currently there. I am not a fan of inline splicing. These shorelines lay on the ground in all kinds of weather. A splice, no matter how well you think it's insulated, will deteriorate and eventually leak.
2. Find a Dometic refrigerator catalog. Taking the measurements of the fridge opening in your trailer, you should be able to find one or more models that will be a proper fit. These days, most rigs have fridges that run on both propane and 110vac. They're not cheap if buying new. If you hunt around, you may find someone selling a used one.
If you truly do not ever plan on camping away from 110vac sources, you might find a mini fridge that will fit.
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