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« on: May 24, 2016, 04:48:02 PM »

Are the Hubbell shore line plugs as good as the Marinco ? I found a buy on the 50 amp 120/240 Stainless Hubbell entry plug and cord ends made in the USA  
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2016, 05:06:52 PM »

Check out these plugs Cliff.  http://smartplug.com/ 

These are the best plugs out there, if that is what you are looking for.  This is what I just picked up for my Eagle.  These plugs will outlive you. :-)
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2016, 05:24:16 PM »

I have the Hubbell Stainless Steel shore power inlet in the side of my bus. It's the one with the screw on cap that flips up to insert the shore cord. It's been on there since at least 2005. In my opinion, it may be the best engineered piece of equipment on my bus! The only issue I have with it is that sometimes it's difficult to get the cover threads to start properly when unhooking and closing the cover for travel. But that's probably just operator error for the most part.
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2016, 06:14:19 PM »

I sold electrical parts for over Forty years with Hubbell being one of the line's we had the whole time.You can probably spend more money (altho Hubbell isn't cheap)but I really don't think you can find a better product and most of their products ship from the Asheville N C distribution center which comes in handy in today's world when the electrical distributors don't seem to want to carry any stock.
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2016, 08:01:17 PM »

Crouse Hinds or Appleton makes good stuff... Wink
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2016, 08:24:26 PM »

Aren't the Marinco made by Hubbell?   (Or maybe vice versa?)   They look identical.

I have Furrion stainless inlets  -  maybe not as super-heavy-duty as the Hubbell/Marinco, but much nicer looking and less expensive.

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« Reply #6 on: Today at 08:47:20 AM »

Why would you want another plug connection on the side of the bus? Every plug connection is a possible source of heat, efficiency loss, even possible fire. I have my shore line wired directly to my transfer box-never had a problem. Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #7 on: Today at 09:17:48 AM »

Why would you want another plug connection on the side of the bus? Every plug connection is a possible source of heat, efficiency loss, even possible fire. I have my shore line wired directly to my transfer box-never had a problem. Good Luck, TomC


Mine is hard wired now and after owning a bus for years with the Marinco plug separate from the cable that never gave me a problem I hate this hard wired plug.I paid 200 bucks for 43 ft of 50 amp American made cable and 3  entry plugs 3 twist locks for 1 end and 3 50 amp plugs for the power connection enough to do 3 buses found this stuff at a IRS sell at a boat supply.lol purchased some more good stuff too and have money left  Grin
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