I first joined this forum about a year ago when I placed my order for my new 16' side-dinnette Scamp
. Due to the fire in January, my tailer was delayed until July of this year.
I was looking for a post that I had seen about putting an access panel on the driver's side to access the storage under the seat in the back (water connection and electric come in there, but the space is huge). I would like to access the water hose, pressure regulator, and electrical
adapters that I store in this area, from the outside, rather than carry them around from inside the trailer. I remember that someone had done this, had posted not only pictures, but a parts list.
If you are the person who did this, I would appreciate it if you could post it again. I have searched in vain for it, but it appears that information has been lost (I saw a notice to repost all modifications done in the past).
I have added 12V closet lights
and 4-12V power sockets to my new trailer if anyone is interested in the details. I decided I needed the interior ones for rechargers for my laptop, cell phone, PDA, and to run my CPAP machine (via an inverter) should I camp at a more primative site with no water or electric hookup (my wife and I like visiting state parks and other out of the way places).
The outside sockets were another matter. I also had need to use a small compressor while on the road to pump up a trailer tire, but my DC cord wouldn't reach. I could have purchased an extension, but then I thought I have power on the trailer, I just need to get to. I examined the schematics for the trailer and figured out the best means to accomplish this, and found two unused fused circuit connections on my power converter, so I split them for the two sides of the trailer - two separate fusable circuits.
I used quality DC sockets - marine grade, waterproof ones for the outside, and stainless steel ones with covers, for the inside (I have two small grandsons we want to take camping, and don't want them sticking "things" into the sockets). All were purchased from an RV dealer.
For the closet lights
, I optained two dome interior lights
with switches mounted right in the fixture. These I attached high up in each compartment (using a block of wood with Household Goop all-purpose adhesive/sealant) and ran the wires to the bottom of lower cabinet where the wiring for the bathroom lighting
is connected. I used an inline, crimp, splice connector similar to the one used by Scamp
to make the power connection here, and used white duct tape to hold the wiring to the interior walls.
If anyone is interested in this project please let me know and I will post. It may be a little bit before I can post pictures until I get my home PC back up again - been down at home for over 6 weeks and have to use my work computer to access this forum.