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Old 02-16-2011, 08:58 AM   #11
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I wonder if it would even be allowed to put a 110V outlet in the wardrobe. I know in home construction that is illegal. Even a closet can't get one unless it is large enough to call a dressing room. It has to do with wimpy electrical cords being plugs being plugged in an creating a fire hazard. Though they do get away with one in a cabinet in preparation for a future microwave, but a microwave always has a decent cord attached to it.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:17 AM   #12
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Electrical hazards: If Jim had not said it, I was going to. Sockets in closets are hazardous.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:21 AM   #13
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We use a 18 volt cordless vacum,
I allso use the battery on a drill and raise and lower my four stabilizer jacks.
Battery powered toys ;-)
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:28 PM   #14
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I have an 18V Milwaukee vacuum that works great. It is the size of a small tollbox though and a bit to big to stow. Takes up valuable beer space.
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:54 PM   #15
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Electrical hazards: If Jim had not said it, I was going to. Sockets in closets are hazardous.
I checked into it some. The electrician forum consensus was it's not a National Electrical Code (NEC) violation in the US to install an outlet in a closet. http://www.electriciantalk.com/f5/cl...ceptacle-1914/

The risk is associated with ventilation - producing a lot of heat in a confined space could generate a fire. Or there could be an explosion hazard if there were trapped propane or something in there and an arc. However, it occurs to me that our trailers are basically rolling closets themselves!

I will probably get the 12V B&D vac. It has a nice long cord 16' that can reach most everywhere, and it isn't going to run out of gas after a couple minutes of use. I actually have the Dyson Root 6 portable but it lasts only about 5 minutes.

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Old 02-16-2011, 08:30 PM   #16
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Hi: memobug... " it lasts only about 5 minutes". When it comes to cleaning...ME TOO!!! Alf
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:50 PM   #17
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If vacuuming while camping is really important to you... and you already know my thoughts on that... look in the archives of FiberglassRV. Per Walthinsen added a CENTRAL VAC to his 17' Burro. This is the same guy that also added a towel warmer in the bathroom. You'll never see another Burro quite like Per's. It's a work of art.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:02 AM   #18
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We asked Tammy and Reace to put an outlet in the wardrobe but as ronstew, Jim Bennett and memobug stated it isn't legal. T&R looked for options and it appears as though there are enough outlets already in the trailer to accommodate a vac. Again, thanks for all the help on this. As an aside, reading and replying on this forum is a vicarious way we have to enjoy camping even though we don't have a trailer or the weather doesn't permit it. Checking this forumn several times a day is a must do for us.
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:58 PM   #19
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Reace put in a 12 volt plug at the kiten table for us.
And 12 volt power for strip lighting under the queen bed.
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Hi: Geo...WooHoo..."Strip lighting under the queen bed" "On with the show this is it." !!! Alf
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