Fuse panel and 12 VDC wiring - Fiberglass RV

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Old 09-07-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
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Fuse panel and 12 VDC wiring

I have been wiring some new 12 VDC circuits in an older Scamp which did not have an inverter. I found a nice six circuit fuse panel with ground lugs in the marine section of our new Hwd. store. Attached is an Amazon listing for the item. Amazon.com: Blue Sea Systems Fuse Block Ato 6 Circuit with Ground: Sports & Outdoors

They also carry two conductor jacketed stranded wiring. $.69 a ft. for 16 ga. and $.89 a ft. for 14ga. Cheaper if you buy 100 ft. rolls. It is also sold in most marine stores. It is really easy to work with and makes a neat job of wiring in boats and fiberglass trailers.

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Old 09-07-2012, 09:41 PM   #2
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Looks like a perfect panel. Wish Scamp would connect their wiring in a panel like that instead of the hodge-podge of exposed unprotected wire connectors.


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Old 09-08-2012, 03:43 AM   #3
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:34 AM   #4
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I'd prefer the auto pilot. I wonder if that is like self parking in the new cars?
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:48 AM   #5
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I'd prefer the auto pilot. I wonder if that is like self parking in the new cars?
Oh, it's coming. They have races of un-manned vehicles, or at least they did. First one most did not finish. But quickly they were doing a tough track in good time. At least, some of them did.

They even had a motorcycle class.

I see it as a great courier vehicle at first. Imagine a single box sized vehicle buzzing down the highway.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:55 AM   #6
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NAPA auto parts has the jacketed wire, I think is 16 gauge, 25 feet in a package, part number 785750
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Old 09-08-2012, 02:00 PM   #7
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Maybe hook up a chart plotter. Couldn't hurt; avoid those Stephen King road reefs. I believe you can get other "BlueSea" fuse panels which don't smell of fish. Try West Marine.

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If you are a cheapskate like me, you could just buy this:

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Old 09-08-2012, 04:34 PM   #9
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Gotta say that those are both excellent choices for adding circuits to most FGRV's. I just used one like the 2nd one in our Bigfoot, but I would have spent for the more expensive one had I known it was available.
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:53 PM   #10
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When I swapped out my original UHaul converter with a progressive dynamics 9200 series I went with the blue seas fuse panel . Mounted it on a fiberglass channel to keep off the floor and potential moisture issues. Only issue I found was if you use 10 ga. Wire for some runs you have a little trouble snapping the cap on if you don't offset the wire eyes. I am happy with it.
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