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Old 05-18-2018, 03:22 PM   #1
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Hello every one,
We recently put a down payment on a 21 footer, and we are trying to list all our options and accessory for our build sheet.
I really wanted an extra electrical outlet in the galley but was told that they could only put it on the face of the cabinets below or on the front of the upper cabinets. Those two options wouldn't be to good to plug in a coffee maker. So could I ask where does everybody that drinks coffee plugs in their coffee maker? We are planning to use a drip coffee maker or maybe a percolator type coffee maker. We drink coffee almost all day long and so this is an all important question.
We would appreciate your input and advice.
What to do?

Cathy & Zac, soon to be owners
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Old 05-18-2018, 03:57 PM   #2
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The face of the lower cabinet works just fine for small appliances like coffee makers. Most appliances have power cords that are plenty long enough to reach. But if you're not happy with that, you can also do some easy mods like a popup outlet mounted on the countertop toward the back, as many owners have done. Escape won't install such an outlet, but it's really easy to do. Just make sure it's a GFCI type outlet, since it's in the kitchen.
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I put mine in my table at the dinette...
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I followed Jim’s lead and did a similar retractable receptacle tower but behind the stove. This is very handy for coffee maker, toaster, etc. Wired it off of a nearby outlet that is downstream of the outside GFI so that it is protected.

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I followed Jim’s lead and did a similar retractable receptacle tower but behind the stove. This is very handy for coffee maker, toaster, etc. Wired it off of a nearby outlet that is downstream of the outside GFI so that it is protected.

Galley retractable receptacle
Good point Dave. Provided it's on the same circuit as a GFCI protected outlet, it will be protected also.
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Where is the "galley"? We have an AC plug just below the main countertop and that seems to be the best place to make coffee. No?
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Where is the "galley"? We have an AC plug just below the main countertop and that seems to be the best place to make coffee. No?
Yep. That's it.
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Thanks Dave, this would work perfect for us. Thank you so much
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of course, those outlets only work if you're in a RV park with electrical hookups. not so good if you're dry camping somewhere... we find ourselves dry camping far more often than RV park 'camping'.
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of course, those outlets only work if you're in a RV park with electrical hookups. not so good if you're dry camping somewhere... we find ourselves dry camping far more often than RV park 'camping'.
Us too. That's another reason we like the pour over method or a french press for coffee. No electricity required and better coffee anyway.
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