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Old 07-21-2015, 02:45 PM   #261
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Maybe there's a mfg/part number molded into the bottom?
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Old 07-25-2015, 05:40 PM   #263
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Today I installed a surrogate 7 pin receptacle in my front storage box. I wired the top two pins to gather with a fuse and now when plugged in, all the exterior lights are on. Great for those night time truck rest stops for those little naps on the long drive to/fro Osoyoos. Can not miss me now while parked. Thanks to Leon for the free exchange at the Rally this year, I picked up this Hopkins receptacle. Perfect.
I'll be bringing a bunch of refrigerator stands that are new but can not be used with the plastic shelves as well as some thermometers also next year for the swap for those that have the metal shelves.
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:01 PM   #264
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Today I installed a surrogate 7 pin receptacle in my front storage box. I wired the top two pins to gather with a fuse and now when plugged in, all the exterior lights are on. Great for those night time truck rest stops for those little naps on the long drive to/fro Osoyoos. Can not miss me now while parked. Thanks to Leon for the free exchange at the Rally this year, I picked up this Hopkins receptacle. Perfect.
I'll be bringing a bunch of refrigerator stands that are new but can not be used with the plastic shelves as well as some thermometers also next year for the swap for those that have the metal shelves.
So this sounds like another trip to Osoyoos ! Yay !!!!
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:35 PM   #265
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:43 PM   #266
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Today I installed a surrogate 7 pin receptacle in my front storage box. I wired the top two pins to gather with a fuse and now when plugged in, all the exterior lights are on. Great for those night time truck rest stops for those little naps on the long drive to/fro Osoyoos. Can not miss me now while parked. Thanks to Leon for the free exchange at the Rally this year, I picked up this Hopkins receptacle. Perfect.
I'll be bringing a bunch of refrigerator stands that are new but can not be used with the plastic shelves as well as some thermometers also next year for the swap for those that have the metal shelves.

Does that mean you can stay hooked up, with vehicle lights out, and not draw from the vehicle battery? (I'm an electrical pre-schooler.)
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:50 PM   #267
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Does that mean you can stay hooked up, with vehicle lights out, and not draw from the vehicle battery?
Yes, the wire (and fuse) connect the trailer's battery to the tail and running lights;; the tow vehicle isn't even connected (the trailer cable is plugged into this extra socket instead of into the tug).

The same thing could be done with a switch (not touching the towing cable), but that would risk leaving it on when towing - this way can't be accidentally left on when on the road.
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:49 PM   #268
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How about dusk
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Okay, I installed my radio antenna today, kind of hot out there but I wanted to get-r-done. I purchased one of these Amazon.com : ZHOL® NEW Am-fm Hidden Windshield Antenna Car Radio Truck : Vehicle Audio Video Antennas : Car Electronics and installed on the back window and routed the cable up into the cabinets over to my radio, plugged it in and viola, now I have clear reception.
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Old 08-01-2015, 06:15 PM   #270
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Okay, I installed my radio antenna today, kind of hot out there but I wanted to get-r-done. I purchased one of these ...
... and installed on the back window and routed the cable up into the cabinets over to my radio, plugged it in and viola, now I have clear reception.
Excellent! I found that when looking into your original antenna plan, and it looked promising. Thanks for the performance report.
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