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Old 05-31-2016, 08:33 PM   #15
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Wow I didn'the know that was a factory option. It fits well in that spot under the bench above the wheel well.
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Old 03-05-2017, 04:38 PM   #16
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We installed on during our rebuild. It's under the bench seat in the trailer, just behind the wheel well. When the kids slept in the tent, we ran an extension cord out to them for charging phones and running a small fan. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-06-2017, 11:52 AM   #17
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My Casita came with one already mounted on the curb side just forward of the wheel well. I added a short left-over piece of Keder rail I had on hand from my slide-in awning project, so I attached it over the wheel well right next to the outlet. I made a slide-in table out of a half sheet aluminum baking tray and a few sticks of 1" X 1/8" aluminum flat stock. The little tray table is handy if you want to set up anything electrical on it because the outlet is right there. Of course, it also works for non electrical things too.
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:54 PM   #18
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Aren't street side and door (curb) side different sides? And are you asking about 12V or 120V? I installed a 120V outlet near the door but just open the refrigerator access door on the street side and access the receptacle in there that also powers the converter in my Scamp. I figured I really did not need a 120V receptacle on the street side as the power pedestal is usually right there anyway. I have not yet installed 12V exterior receptacles but would like to have one on the door side for my fantastic fan.
I placed a 12V receptical inside the door but outside of the screen.
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Old 03-06-2017, 01:01 PM   #19
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Maybe it's just me, but I'm not seeing it in your picture.
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Old 03-06-2017, 04:18 PM   #20
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Maybe it's just me, but I'm not seeing it in your picture.
It has a custom black plug in it. If you click on the picture it will enlarge.
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OK, I see it now. I guess I was fixated on looking for a regular duplex receptacle. Is there a reason that you decided to mount it so high up?
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OK, I see it now. I guess I was fixated on looking for a regular duplex receptacle. Is there a reason that you decided to mount it so high up?
So I don't have to bend over to plug something in?
Plus the cabinet at that level already has a bunch of electronics and electrics in it like a television booster and power equipment such as a true sine inverter. but I guess really the answer is NO not really.
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:31 PM   #23
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This is "curbside" on my Burro. Very handy location for an outside outlet.
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Old 03-07-2017, 10:25 AM   #24
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Adding an outlet eliminates using a extension cord at the expense of another hole and place to leak in the shell. I'm wondering what folks are using these outlets for that they would make that trade off?
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Old 03-07-2017, 10:50 AM   #25
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We have a 12/3 extension cord which we plug into the 20 amp 120 volt receptacle on the campgrounds electrical pedestal.
We use the cord so when we camp with our grandkids they can have power in their tent . I don't see the neccessity to draw power from the trailer or cut another hole in my trailer when another source of power is readily available.
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Adding an outlet eliminates using a extension cord at the expense of another hole and place to leak in the shell. I'm wondering what folks are using these outlets for that they would make that trade off?
It would be no more of a potential spot to leak than any of the other 100 or so penetrations in a typical fiberglass (or other type) trailer. That's counting all the rivet holes as well, which IMO, are more prone to leaks than most of the other through-hull penetrations.
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A properly installed exterior outlet is no more of a potential leak than any other opening. They call them "convenience outlets" for a reason.
I'll use mine for an electric chainsaw, radio, tv, or anything else I want at the outside table. No cords through the doorway.
Also, my outside outlet is powered by the inverter, as well as shore power cord. I'm not always parked at a power pole.
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It would be no more of a potential spot to leak than any of the other 100 or so penetrations in a typical fiberglass (or other type) trailer. That's counting all the rivet holes as well, which IMO, are more prone to leaks than most of the other through-hull penetrations.
You know what they say about opinions and holes!
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