Originally Posted by Sohkraites
Carol - Thanks. That's what we were thinking...that those plugs would get in the way rather than be a convenience. How does the one you put in the overhead bin work for you? Do you like it? Is it in the center back, or in the corner?
As I said I prefer them at the end of the kitchen counter. If you use a coffee maker &/or a toaster on the kitchen counter the cords are all running behind the appliances and not interfering with the counter space, which is what will happen if you where to place the 110 outlet on the front face of the kitchen cabinets facing the hallway as you will often find them in older Bolers. Having the plugs on the ends is a lot more neat and tidy appearance wise. Plugs located on the front face of the counter in my experience are also far more likely to be knocked out if two people try and pass each other in the kitchen area. As I said I haven't had any big issues in regards to interference from the plugs when sleeping as I sleep with the items that are left plugged in, at my feet. The key is to mount the plugs high and towards the outside wall.
It would be handy though to have one 110V plug located on the front face (away from the sink and water) for using a hair drier or vacuum though.
The 110V plug on the overhead is mounted on the inside on the one flat end of the overhead. That way no horizontal storage space is lost on the bottom of the overhead bin allowing the DVD player and the DVD holder to sit flat on the bottom of the bin. Having it mounted on the end also means you are less likely to accidentally unplug something while shifting items around in the overhead bin. I leave everything plugged in inside the bin (even when camping without power) so I don't need to get at that plug to often. My TV is mounted under the overhead in the back corner with a hole drilled on the underside of the overhead above it for the power cords and HDMI cable to get to it from inside the bin. I simple unplug the power cables etc from the back of the TV when I take the TV down for travel or when camping without power & push the cables back up into the bin so they are put away neat and tide and not left hanging down.
I also BTW added a 110V plug to the outside of the trailer as well. Due to camping fairly often without power I haven't used it all that frequently but it is handy for plugging in awning lights
or using a laptop outside or when doing outside repairs to the trailer.
Have fun planning out your trailer! I like to keep my trailer as flexible in use as possible. I have added or changed a number things to make it more functional for my personal use but at the same time I know that it is not my Dream
trailer so when adding/changing things I also try and ask myself if what I am adding or changing is something the next owner will appreciate or will they be asking - what where they thinking?