Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-01-2011, 01:56 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 12
Smile New Kitchen Outlet

My wife and I got tired of the lack of space for our coffee pot and toaster in our 2007 8325 SS. The only convenent outlet is right by the sink. These appliances now days have short cords. This causes far too much conjestion by the sink.

I tapped off the existing GFI under the sink, ran some romex behind the cabinet and added a net outlet at the other end of the counter. Problem solved.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Trailer-03-01-2011 006.jpg
Views:	123
Size:	21.9 KB
ID:	4681   Click image for larger version

Name:	Trailer-03-01-2011 007.jpg
Views:	99
Size:	21.7 KB
ID:	4682   Click image for larger version

Name:	Trailer-03-01-2011 005.jpg
Views:	100
Size:	29.1 KB
ID:	4683  
__________________

__________________
Don Vest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 02:41 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
tmmar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Long Island (Nassau County), NY
Posts: 4,258
First of all, Welcome to the forums!! Looks like a nice, neat installation. Good job!
__________________

__________________
Tom and Margaret
2014 Berkshire 390bh-60

tmmar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 04:25 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
DAISY BOYKIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: SUNSHINE STATE
Posts: 1,623
Send a message via Skype™ to DAISY BOYKIN
Nice job

Nice job on the new ele outlet. I too found the short cords on the coffee pot and toaster were too short for the front of the counter and up under the kitchen cabinet.
I installed a GFI outlet in the counter top. Just tapped into the GFI outlet
down in front of the kitchen cabinet.

I also installed a shelf in the cabinet above the fridge. It was a large tall cabinet that you can only stack stuff so high. Now it is useful.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	new ele outlet thermostat 006.jpg
Views:	103
Size:	44.2 KB
ID:	4687   Click image for larger version

Name:	new ele outlet thermostat 009.jpg
Views:	92
Size:	33.1 KB
ID:	4688   Click image for larger version

Name:	new ele outlet thermostat 010.jpg
Views:	93
Size:	42.6 KB
ID:	4689   Click image for larger version

Name:	new ele outlet thermostat 011.jpg
Views:	112
Size:	28.5 KB
ID:	4690  
__________________
Sid, Lois & HRH MISSY Terrible 2s SHIH TZU
2011 ROCKWOOD 8285 WS
2014 F-250 KING RANCH PS/SD/6R140/BFT
TST Truck System Technologies TM-507SE
DAYS CAMPED 2017 66 DAYS
DAISY BOYKIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 04:29 PM   #4
The Old Man
 
Willis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Huntersville, NC
Posts: 330
Good job. I did something very similar. It's just plain stupid that FR doesn't put a receptacle near the counter. All I had was one like yours and one on the bottom of the upper cabinets.

My fix was to use a surface mount...I had considered putting a receptacle in the counter but decided the surface mount was easier.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	100_0425.jpg
Views:	119
Size:	53.5 KB
ID:	4691  
__________________
2010 Flagstaff 829RGSS

Still to go: AK, NL, NT, NU, YT
Willis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 05:16 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
DAISY BOYKIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: SUNSHINE STATE
Posts: 1,623
Send a message via Skype™ to DAISY BOYKIN
Nice Job Willis

Never thought of a surface mount to the wall??? Would have been much easier.

Oh well, It works.
__________________
Sid, Lois & HRH MISSY Terrible 2s SHIH TZU
2011 ROCKWOOD 8285 WS
2014 F-250 KING RANCH PS/SD/6R140/BFT
TST Truck System Technologies TM-507SE
DAYS CAMPED 2017 66 DAYS
DAISY BOYKIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2011, 06:12 PM   #6
The Old Man
 
Willis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Huntersville, NC
Posts: 330
Here's a thread showing the installation of the wall-mounted system step-by-step.

Adding an additional 110v receptacle
__________________
2010 Flagstaff 829RGSS

Still to go: AK, NL, NT, NU, YT
Willis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 09:29 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Iggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Desert SW - Arizona
Posts: 6,359
Quote:
Originally Posted by DAISY BOYKIN View Post
Never thought of a surface mount to the wall??? Would have been much easier.
Oh well, It works.

The problem putting an outlet flush on a counter top is that liquids could easy flow into it and short out the circuit. It is also too close to the sink which is similiar in nature. If this was your permenant home it will be illigal as per the National Electrical code. If you still wanted it there it needs to be a GFI outlet for safety.
__________________
2012 Georgetown XL - 378TS 60,000 miles
Life is a journey, not a destination !

Iggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 10:37 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
jaxfl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: jacksonville fl
Posts: 319
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iggy View Post
The problem putting an outlet flush on a counter top is that liquids could easy flow into it and short out the circuit. It is also too close to the sink which is similiar in nature. If this was your permenant home it will be illigal as per the National Electrical code. If you still wanted it there it needs to be a GFI outlet for safety.
What Iggy says time 10.
__________________
jaxfl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 01:58 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
DAISY BOYKIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: SUNSHINE STATE
Posts: 1,623
Send a message via Skype™ to DAISY BOYKIN
Best GFI outlet!

Beat GFI available. Also caulked with silicone under the plate to prevent water from seeping in.
__________________
Sid, Lois & HRH MISSY Terrible 2s SHIH TZU
2011 ROCKWOOD 8285 WS
2014 F-250 KING RANCH PS/SD/6R140/BFT
TST Truck System Technologies TM-507SE
DAYS CAMPED 2017 66 DAYS
DAISY BOYKIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 02:21 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Iggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Desert SW - Arizona
Posts: 6,359
Quote:
Originally Posted by DAISY BOYKIN View Post
Beat GFI available. Also caulked with silicone under the plate to prevent water from seeping in.
Its not the idea about water around the sides it's splashing water down into the slots that will short out between the two internal connections.
__________________

__________________
2012 Georgetown XL - 378TS 60,000 miles
Life is a journey, not a destination !

Iggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:55 PM.