Originally Posted by Carol H
Think of doing the same one of these days. Was wondering were you fished the power from and how did you manage to do it?
I took out the original flourescent light
, the vent hood light was sufficient; I had to have room to install an undercounter microwave
. Since the light was wired into the left-side receptacle, I removed it, wired in the new 12-2 120V wiring from there up to the front via the left-hand floor...I used fish-tape to pull it through...it took all the strength I had to pull it. (Practically stripped the outter insulation off the wire.) There were a lot of 14-gauge wires in there. I fed the wire from inside the fridge
compartment. The fish tape was fed from the front-left storage cubby. It always got hung up at the front of the left wheel well, but I could just reach it with a bent coat-hanger. I actually had to remove the plastic tip
from the fish tape to pull the wire through...that's how tight it was. I was about to consider running the 12-2 wire in conduit underneath the trailer, when I gave it one final hard tug and it came through. Hope this helps.
I'm intrigued by the amount of people choosing to modify these little RV's.
Its got to be the challenge, because all my retrofitting has proven difficult, but I still would rather modify than buy new. Anyone have any thoughts on the subject? Could we chalk it up to a "Vintage Spirit?"