Originally Posted by myredracer
I really do not think that RV type receptacles are a problem in any way. The problem is when the wires are NOT terminated properly on the push-on "stabs."
Bingo!! They are inherently dangerous because it's difficult to properly
connect the wires. I've had 2 trailers and both had those stupid cheap
receptacles in them. I wanted to ad a switch to my outside outlet
so we could turn awning string lights on and off from inside.
(How many times have you gone to bed and then realized you left
your awning lights on?)
When I pulled the receptacle out of the wall one of the wires literally
fell out of place on the back.
Yeah, it had been "improperly terminated" as you say but I say the design
makes it real easy to do it improperly.
This worried me so I pulled all the other receptacles out one at a time
to check connections. I found 2 others that were questionable.
Just a little wiggle by me and the wire came right off the receptacle.
I think they are dangerous.