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Old 07-25-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
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Another ParkLiner question

On the option sheet, they list "Additional 12V receptacles" for 100 bucks each. But I don't see any listed on the standard equipment. So the only way to get one is to add 100 bucks to the price and order it as an option? Seems kinda weird...

12V receptacles can be had for 10 bucks at most auto parts stores. How hard would it be to find 12V in a ParkLiner and add one (or more) in?

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Old 07-25-2013, 03:07 PM   #2
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Can't address your first concern, Frank. But each 12V plug should come right from the distribution panel, and not just spiced in to an existing feed. This is because the potential draw could be fairly high.
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:10 PM   #3
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I agree Jim, I guess I wasn't specific enough. Would they have to put in a bigger load center to provide power for a 12V plug?

Of course, it would be better if ParkLiner got back to me. I emailed them this morning. No big rush anyways.

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Old 07-25-2013, 03:19 PM   #4
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Dc receptacle

I installed a 12 VDC receptacle in my Scamp. It was a fairly easy task
Not sure about the Parkliner it would depend on where the converter is located and the desired receptacle location. My cost for the parts was under $12 (receptacle with plate ,10 ft of # 12 wire, fuse and a couple of stakons)
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Like Steve says its easy to do yourself, I put one in my trailer as it didn't come with any.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:14 PM   #6
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I've put plenty of 12V receptacles in boats, my hot rod, etc. In fact, I wired my hot rod from scratch, and have done plenty of 12V wiring.

What I would like to know, and preferably see pics of, is where did you tap in for yours Tim, and where did you put the receptacle? Details man, details!

Busy day, but sure am glad we bought that Escape! Pics soon.

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I would expect installation to be straightforward, but it would be easier during construction (which unfortunately means paying the manufacturer for labour) than after everything is finished (when your "free" labour could do the job).
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Couple of things here Brian.

First of all, I enjoy 12V wiring and have done a lot of it because I can, and I do a good job of it. Secondly, a post above here mentions Tim put one in his new ParkLiner, Steve put one in his Scamp, and it's not tough to do.

100 bucks may be chump change to some folks, but it isn't to me! I'm not even sure we need a 12V receptacle in a trailer (we don't have one in our current trailer), but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask if one came standard, and if not, could one be put in.

Maybe I'm on the wrong forum for this question. I thought this was the forum for owners helping owners? Should I ask this someplace else?

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Frank, I put one direct to the battery and the reason being is so I could charge the battery without having to take the top of the battery box off. Its fastened together with nuts/bolts as its a sealed/vented box. That way I can keep my battery charged with a battery tender without having to take the box top apart. I fused it and ran the 12v receptacle down to a compartment door, so I can just open the door and plug in my charger to the receptacle. A nice and easy way to keep the battery topped off when not using the trailer. I have also thought about putting one on the other side of the trailer by the converter too but haven't done so yet. Its nice to have a couple, one on each side.
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Boy, excellent idea Tim, thanks! Now I really want to get over and see your ParkLiner! I'll keep ya posted.

Enjoy your day sir!

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It should be an easy job to install a 12 volt plug and once you have it, you will find it useful.
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I agree Tom. I have installed at least a couple of them over the years, no big deal.

Tim's ParkLiner is less than 3 hours away. He has graciously offered us an opportunity stop over and visit. I hope to run over soon and take a look at his rig.

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Couple of things here Brian.

First of all, I enjoy 12V wiring and have done a lot of it because I can, and I do a good job of it. Secondly, a post above here mentions Tim put one in his new ParkLiner, Steve put one in his Scamp, and it's not tough to do.

100 bucks may be chump change to some folks, but it isn't to me! I'm not even sure we need a 12V receptacle in a trailer (we don't have one in our current trailer), but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask if one came standard, and if not, could one be put in.

Maybe I'm on the wrong forum for this question. I thought this was the forum for owners helping owners? Should I ask this someplace else?

Thanks!

Frank
This IS the forum for asking question and getting answers .One of the first things I learned as a teacher was that there is no "dumb question" if you do not know the answer . We use the 12 VDC receptacle for charging our phones, GPS and Kindle fire plus a 12V fan. The cost for your labor is based on how much you value your time . I just added a 120 VAC GFCI receptacle to the kitchen of my Casita . I am retired so the time is not an issue but if I was still working and had to take time off from work to accomplish the project it would have been cheaper and easier to have the factory do it.
Hang in there , Tim is a great source of information and help for a Parkliner
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I agree Tom. I have installed at least a couple of them over the years, no big deal.

Tim's ParkLiner is less than 3 hours away. He has graciously offered us an opportunity stop over and visit. I hope to run over soon and take a look at his rig.

Frank
Great. Let us know what you think.
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