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Old 11-12-2013, 10:58 PM   #1
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Weatherproof 12-volt outlet

Has anyone ever had a weatherproof 12-volt outlet installed on the exterior of their Escape?Is there any useful reason for having one installed?
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:25 PM   #2
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I came close to having one installed so I can plug in my Sirius satellite radio or my iPod dock.
Only reason I didn't is I'd have to drag the trailer out to Chilliwack and I found 12V extension cords at The Source ( cheap ). Don't listen outside that often, but when I do, I just run the extension cord out the door or out a window.
If I was ordering new, I'd probably get a 12V and a 120V too.
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:32 PM   #3
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Has anyone ever had a weatherproof 12-volt outlet installed on the exterior of their Escape?Is there any useful reason for having one installed?
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Hi Howard,
I'm getting one installed, but as an amateur astronomer, I need it to drive my 12" telescope!!!

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I can't think of a reason to have one. However I do have a 12-volt inlet for a stand alone solar panel. I charge all my electronics inside. Maybe to watch your 12 volt TV under the awning?
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I thought about an external 12v outlet but didn't go through with it. If I was to consider it further, I would install it just inside the rear hatch such that it need not be entirely weatherproof but is still accessible from outdoors.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:07 AM   #6
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I'm surprised we haven't heard from Jim ( cpaharley2008 ) yet... but in PMs I've had with him discussing possible solar I might want to consider (suitcase style), his suggestion was to have one like this installed on the rear area of my 5er: Marinco 12V Receptacle - Watertight sealing cap
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:28 AM   #7
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When my batteries was in the front box I installed an outlet for ease of access. If you have a 12v compressor or any other 12v accessory, they are nice to have.
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:26 PM   #8
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I can't think of a reason to have one. However I do have a 12-volt inlet for a stand alone solar panel. I charge all my electronics inside. Maybe to watch your 12 volt TV under the awning?
Hi, what type of 12-volt inlet did you install for your stand alone solar panel? I've only seen clamp to the battery style add on for add on solar panels. Thanks, Howard
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You can use the item referred to in post #6 above to have an access point thru your hull, inside you will need to attach the wires to your controller/battery, outside to your solar panel. The outlet mentioned is merely a way to connect and disconnect everything via a waterproof connection. Here is another one Amazon.com: Perko 1190DP0CHR 12V Marine Watertight Deck Connection: Sports & Outdoors
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You can use the item referred to in post #6 above to have an access point thru your hull, inside you will need to attach the wires to your controller/battery, outside to your solar panel. The outlet mentioned is merely a way to connect and disconnect everything via a waterproof connection. Here is another one Amazon.com: Perko 1190DP0CHR 12V Marine Watertight Deck Connection: Sports & Outdoors
Hi Jim, thanks for the info! Is this something Reace would be willing to install during our build for us? Howard
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