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Old 11-05-2014, 10:12 AM   #1
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Does anyone have problems or issues with having the outlets under the upper cabinets over the sink. I know there is NO counter space in the kitchen where do you plug in a coffee maker or an electric skillet the one I have seen there are NO outlets mounted low one outlet under the upper cabinet which means all cords are hanging down while you are trying to work in those few INCHES of space
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:35 AM   #2
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i use a power strip that i placed on the counter this way i have one cord hanging down. i velcroed it so i can clean under it. i have my coffee , toaster, and can opener pluged into it keep on camping
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:13 PM   #3
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Same here. consider going to the big box hardware store and get a power strip that is narrow as lto fit behind the stove top and a flat plug.
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Old 11-05-2014, 08:38 PM   #4
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You would think they would take into consideration that cords hanging down would not be safe If you used an electric skillet as I do in the summer the cord would not even reach the outlet so I guess we will have to use a power strip as well and just let it be tacky
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Old 11-05-2014, 09:19 PM   #5
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We have the same thing in our TT. We just use a short extension chord to plug in what we need.
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Old 11-07-2014, 09:28 PM   #6
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An electrician (pro or handyman) could install another outlet on the side of the sink cabinet by the steps, just below the folded countertop extension. The wire to that outlet would be routed along the floor in the cabinets, through the gap in the back of the furnace, under the bed, and into the panel box. It can connect to the GFCI breaker. Or the other outlets breaker, if you don't want GFCI protection. As a bonus, it would be a nice place to plug in an electric heater at night.

I haven't done it, but I've scoped it out. Easy peasy for someone who knows how.
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Old 11-08-2014, 06:59 AM   #7
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We use a Black and Decker coffee maker with a thermal pot. Put it on the sink cover, plug in and brew coffee, then remove coffee maker to make the sink available. Coffee stays hot in thermal pot without need to keep plugged in. For other things like toaster, we use the countertop extension and the cord just reaches the plug. For crockpot, I put it on the stove (added a stove cover) and use a small household extension cord (since a crock pot doesn't draw much power). Haven't used a skillet, but would probably put it on stove cover and use a heavy extension cord like they sell for use with window air conditioners, etc.


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An electrician (pro or handyman) could install another outlet on the side of the sink cabinet by the steps, just below the folded countertop extension. The wire to that outlet would be routed along the floor in the cabinets, through the gap in the back of the furnace, under the bed, and into the panel box. It can connect to the GFCI breaker. Or the other outlets breaker, if you don't want GFCI protection. As a bonus, it would be a nice place to plug in an electric heater at night.

I haven't done it, but I've scoped it out. Easy peasy for someone who knows how.

Great idea. I would definitely want GFCI protection since you would be using appliances on the countertop near the sink.


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Old 11-08-2014, 07:29 AM   #9
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All of these are great ideas just seems to me what we pay for these motor homes Forest River would find a way to install outlets in more convenient places than having to have a cord "hanging" from the upper cabinet! That's just tacky and not real safe! I would think if they installed a post type something running from the upper cabinet to the counter top you could install the outlet in that . I never even thought about no outlets along the floor you are right none there either!..good point about the heater. Our camper had all outlets located properly..I am thinking Forest River must not have women in the layout stage lol
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Old 11-09-2014, 10:34 PM   #10
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I should add, it won't automatically have GCFI protection simply by using that breaker. It will still need to be a GFCI outlet. I should revise the whole bit of advice. Under the cabinets is the back side of the exterior outlet. It is also on the GFCI circuit. You could simply tap into that outlet, to supply the new outlet, rather than running all the way back to the panel.

And in that case, it "might" already be GFCI protected, depending on how the circuit is laid out now.
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