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Old 04-14-2013, 08:05 PM   #393
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I don't have anything interesting to post, just trying to sort out this darn wiring. It looks like I'll have the 12v divided into:

1. lights
2. fridge
3. furnace
4. 2 12v power outlets
5. (later) vent fan

Tools and supplies...not including the wiring for trailer lights or 120v side...

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Old 04-14-2013, 08:23 PM   #394
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I did most of my wiring Friday but I am waiting for the B/U and third tail light to arrive. I did plumbing and the water tank yesterday. I filled the watertank and pressurized the system overnight. No leaks yesterday but this morning I found a very small leak at the connection where the flex line from the pump connects to the PEX. You might want to pressurize your water system before you start closing things up. I would post pictures but I'm having camera issues.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:35 PM   #395
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I'm definitely going to, just need to get that one hose ran first. In theory, I could still do the city side, assuming the pump check valve works and doesn't start filling the tanks, but I don't want to rely on that.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:12 AM   #396
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Well, a few more things done.

I installed two 12v outlets, just in case. The electrical inspector was all over my work today.





She finally went back to her office and let me get some work done.



I'm running the 12v hot wires through a 6 pin trailer plug for easy removal later, if the converter has to come out. The neutrals are ran to a distribution block. The 4 gauge neutral from the battery will go to the block, and I'll make a short neutral wire to go from the block to the converter. Again, I can just pull it off at the stud then, and not remove it from the converter.



There are separate hots/neutrals for the lights, fridge, furnace, 12v outlets, and eventually a vent fan. This way, everything can be fused properly, and one malfunction won't take out the entire trailer.

Bundle of wires across the back.

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Old 04-15-2013, 08:26 AM   #397
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I wish all electrical inspectors were that cute. ;-)
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:19 AM   #398
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I'm running the 12v hot wires through a 6 pin trailer plug for easy removal later, if the converter has to come out.

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Doesn't Scamp spec white as ground like most trailers, or am I misguessing that the 12v hots you refer to above are those whites in the lower right of the pic?

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Old 04-16-2013, 02:19 AM   #399
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Doesn't Scamp spec white as ground like most trailers, or am I misguessing that the 12v hots you refer to above are those whites in the lower right of the pic?

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the white wires are ground. The hot wires are on the trailer plug.

Well, I got rid of the junky fridge wiring:


The light wires and fridge wires are separate circuits now, and properly fused. The junky scotch-locks are gone, and replaced with quality crimps and adhesive heat shrink.



The furnace and light wiring was also put on separate circuits, again properly fused, crimped, heatshrunk.



I got the ground wire from the converter to the distribution block made, so the camper can be powered up. I still need to run the cables from the converter to the battery. It's a pain getting the 4 gauge wires in the converter, so I think I'm going to order a red stud block, and do a short hot wire like the ground wire, and attach it and the wire from the battery to the stud. If the converter has to come out later, I can just take the nut off the stud, and leave the two short wires on it. I don't think they would go in a second time after being mangled by the set screw.

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Old 04-17-2013, 12:29 AM   #400
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Got a few more big cables made. I think I have the routing figured out, have to see if I can run one bigger piece of conduit with both cables, or two smaller pieces.



By then, my arm was in enough pain that I gave up. I hate spiders!

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Old 04-17-2013, 06:26 AM   #401
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Ouch!!!!
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:59 AM   #402
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Oh man I do too. Hope it wasnt a brown recluse. We have two and a half down here -the recluse, the black widow and the tarantula which is rather docile. I end up fogging my garage several times a year just "cuz" for the first two.
Hope it heals properly for you. A good shot of Tequila wont hurt either.
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It's a recluse. It hasn't started rotting though, and it happened Saturday night, so I'm hoping I'm good on that. It sure hurts though, dear god.
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Oh, man, Jared- those are bad news.

Hope you're getting medical attention...

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Old 04-17-2013, 02:26 PM   #405
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Two shots in the arse, antibiotics, and Motrin for the fever. I can't take the painkillers due to work though (I also hate them in general), so hopefully I can tough it out at work.
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Good for you for getting right on it...I'll be keepin' my fingers crossed for ya!

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