Outside outlet Placement - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-12-2010, 04:27 PM   #1
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I am adding several new outlets to my Burro this week and am planning on adding an outdoor outlet. Somewhere near the door on the curbside is probably the best location, but I have a couple of concerns with that and want some feedback.

First, I am reluctant to mount the box on the fiberglass side of the camper, and second, getting power chased to the curbside is fairly difficult. With the way a Burro is put together, there is not a good way to get power from the road side, unless I put a piece of conduit between the two sides at the front or back.

I am considering mounting the box underneath the camper. Any downsides to this approach?
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Hi: joelh...Here's a pic of our outside recepticle placement. It is weatherproof and located where we set our table under the awning. Great place for the toaster as it won't upset the smoke alarm out there!!!
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With the burro's double wall construction, I would think that there is enough space between the shells to run the wiring around the perimeter and then where the seam falls between the seats bring it across by using a surface mounted wire cover ? This would put you in the 'curb side' seat area, and you could mount the plug where ever you want on that side.
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My Fiber Stream ran a rigid conduit under the floor from the street side converter/110 power cord connections to the curb side Refrigerator and Microwave outlets.
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Joelh,
My plan (which I hope to do in the next couple of weeks) for our Burro is to mount the box in the channel iron that was used for the rear bumper, running tec cable from the converter to the box. This works for us because we usually set up a small table just behind the curbside wheel for out electric kettle and lights for the awning.
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I was also thinking of the rear bumper. Easy access and it should be very protected.
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