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Old 10-14-2015, 05:22 AM   #1
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exterior 12V outlet and water hose

Two weeks till my build sheet is due!

Jim, and others. I heard some have a 12V heated water hose for winter camping.

Should the 12V exterior outlet be located near the utilities of the camper? Don't have this hose yet but plan to get it.

Anyone else have Exterior 12V outlets, where, and how do you use them?

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Old 10-14-2015, 05:56 AM   #2
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We don't use ours for a water hose, but use them for our 12v cooler.
Ours is beside the exterior 120 plug.

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Old 10-14-2015, 08:13 AM   #3
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Check the specs for the heated water hose. Most heated water hoses are 120VAC.
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:31 AM   #4
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Have both 12V and 120VAC at the base of the rear awning hinge. Wifey can do any kind of awning lights and I can reach all the tires with a 12V air compressor.
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Old 10-14-2015, 10:13 AM   #5
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Actually it is a 120v heated water hose, I have not seen any 12v water supply hoses. I got mine at a farm supply store or Amazon. I would place a 120v outlet on street side in case there is no 120v near the water source
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Old 10-14-2015, 10:25 AM   #6
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I'd not get a 12V outlet for a water hose heater. How many times do you have city water but not a 120V source?

You could put a 120V outlet near the hose inlet. But I'd opt for an extension cord for the water hose heater rather than putting another hole in the shell.

As mentioned there are a lot of other reasons for a 12V outlet, but I'd forgo one for a water hose heater.


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