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Old 09-23-2014, 12:47 PM   #1
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Adding a 15A inlet

We camp year 'round and in the upper South that means some chilly nights. Penny is a light sleeper and the sound of a furnace cycling would wake her, so we opted for two electric space heaters. However, our 110V outlet circuit couldn't handle the load of two heaters. On my Sunline I ran an extension cord out the electric mouse hole, but the Rockwood has a marine-type 30A inlet.
I solved the problem by buying a 15A inlet at West Marine. It's designed to be a through-bulkhead male plug end. I cut the male end off a 10-foot extension cord and attached it to the inlet fixture. I cut a hole through the slide's side to exit under the forward-facing dinette seat.

Here's the fixture sealed and screwed into place.

Here is where it enters the interior. This is unused space which will now have a space heater and cord stored, ready to use.

Since it's black, it matches all the factory fittings and looks OE.

Now we can stay toasty on already-paid-for electricity instead of burning our propane.

Wright and Penny
Richmond, Va.
2010 Tundra 4X4 5.7L V8
2014 Rockwood 2604WS
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Old 09-23-2014, 12:51 PM   #2
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Looks nice. I'd love to go with Electric heaters in mine, but I don't have a good enough location to put them that I can trust the kids won't touch.
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