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Old 03-22-2015, 06:23 PM   #1
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drilling a hole?

Hi everyone,
We have an 8280WS and I recently bought a Go Power portable solar panel kit. I've used it a few times and it seems to work fairly well.

Now I want to mount the plug-in connector permanently to the trailer so I don't have to leave the hatch open when I'm using the panel. This, of course, involves drilling a hole to run the wires into the battery compartment from the outside to attach to the batteries.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I should drill this hole? I.E. in the floor of the battery compartment? in the front wall through the fibreglass? maybe through the lower plastic trim??

Anyone ever done this before?

Thanks,
Gord
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:29 PM   #2
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There may be a hole in the bottom of the battery box if so equipped, would that work?
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Old 03-22-2015, 07:35 PM   #3
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I believe you are correct.

I think there is a hole to let air into the battery compartment (maybe directly into the battery box, not sure). At least I see some sort of vent hole in the under belly cover. I have yet to track down exactly where/how that gets into the battery compartment, but it's a good suggestion, thanks! Might need longer wires than what came with the plug, but that's not a huge problem.

Thanks again.
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I believe you are correct.

I think there is a hole to let air into the battery compartment (maybe directly into the battery box, not sure). At least I see some sort of vent hole in the under belly cover. I have yet to track down exactly where/how that gets into the battery compartment, but it's a good suggestion, thanks! Might need longer wires than what came with the plug, but that's not a huge problem.

Thanks again.
Just a hint, let the wire loop down before going into the hole to prevent water from draining down the wire and into the hole.
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