I don't want the controls/displays in my dinette seat base so I specified a "don't mount, leave under seat" for all but the battery switch. Note: the battery switch is moving but I have plans for the hole location
I will be moving the displays above the fridge and will move on/off controls to a switch bank in the upper entry cabinet (5.0TA). I will also use that upper cabinet for my audio/video equipment.
To accomplish the remote location of the switches I will use relays controlled by the remote switches. This means getting a number of wires from the lower kitchen cabinet to the entry cabinet. The easiest, fastest, etc way to get all these wires was to go down thru the floor, along the frame and back up thru the floor.
The 5.0 came across the border on Monday; I ran the 1" non-metalic flex conduit (blue coil-looking stuff) on Tuesday; then back to ETI for the spray insulation on Wednesday. Thursday I moved some stuff from the old camper to the new. Friday the old trailer was taken in for some service. Saturday & Sunday gave me a chance to finish the conduit thru the bottom of the kitchen cabinet and then pull a bunch of wires:
- 1 120v line for satellite receiver & cell phone amp power
- 1 120v (spare)
- 1 run #2 cable (neg & pos) for AV stuff and power for switches
- 2 RJ45 cables (diff colors) for switch to relay
- 1 dual #12 (+/-) for battery to landing gear/ebrake
- 1 dual #14 (+/-) (spare)
- 4 #14 single wires, all diff colors (spare)
I will say that it is impossible
to pull 2 #2 battery cables thru the conduit into the 1" L fitting. Between the rubber insulation not being slick (just the opposite) and the size of the conduit/fitting it just won't go, together or the 2nd one separately. They ended up in separate conduit with other wires pulled afterward.
Monday again and I move campgrounds on Tuesday so today was getting stuff stored or tossed. My short-term future is going to involve organizing and continuing my modifications.
The attached pic shows the conduit installation and wires at each end waiting for use.
-top left: entry cabinet: 120v wires terminate in the box by themselves; all 12v wires pass thru another box (the boxes terminate the conduit.
- top right: p/s dinette seat base next to kitchen
- lower left: under sink going down thru floor
- lower right: under stove going to dinette seat base