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Old 06-17-2013, 07:24 PM   #1
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12volt plug locations

Coming down to build time and I need to finalize 12 volt plug locations in our 19. Right now I have one located in the shelf above the front dinette, and one in the bed area kitchen side. Any suggestions of other locations are welcomed.

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Old 06-17-2013, 08:11 PM   #2
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we have one in bed area and one in the dinette area, now that I have a 12 volt vacuum having one in the door way area would be handy
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:19 PM   #3
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Think of uses. Charging devices, watching TV, medical - CPap, computers and what else. Now when you plug these devices in, where is the cord going to go? Across the bed? On the floor in front of the entry way? Is this a safe route for the cord?

I am becoming of the opinion that there should be at least 4 of the 12 volt outlets. Especially with solar there are so many times we are off the grid yet we want our devices.

Two around the dinette, one for TV if necessary - otherwise place the outlet low and close to counter space, at least one in bed area and perhaps a fifth near the door to allow outside connections.
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I say, keep them high and put one on every corner.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:26 PM   #5
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I have a 12 volt vacuum having one in the door way area would be handy
Dave, what brand do you have and are you satisfied with it?
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:21 PM   #6
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I added one outside and use it with a portable electric ice chest and the kids use it with their gear.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:58 PM   #7
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Karen its a "Armor All " bought of amazon for about $30 cdn. works really well, mostly wanted it to suck out the debris from around the screen door area that I cant seem to be able to sweep out.
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All those 12V vacuums suck.
To one degree or another.
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:41 AM   #9
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We had three installed:

one under the dinette - used for converter for charging laptop etc;
one next to the socket under the fridge by the bed for watching movies in bed; one under the fold down table extension by the sink - for plugging in a small slow cooker that sits in the sink while on the road, making us tasty supper for when we stop for the evening.

All of them have been put to good use.
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We had three installed:

one under the dinette - used for converter for charging laptop etc;
one next to the socket under the fridge by the bed for watching movies in bed; one under the fold down table extension by the sink - for plugging in a small slow cooker that sits in the sink while on the road, making us tasty supper for when we stop for the evening.

All of them have been put to good use.
We had four 12V outlets installed.
- One on front driver side dinette seat near feet
- One on passenger side front overhead cabinet near front shelf
- One on rear driver side overhead cabinet (used for TV)
- One on rear passenger side bulkhead near swing up shelf.

So far these have worked out just great.
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