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Old 07-28-2016, 12:43 PM   #1
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Two modification possibilities........a question

Two things I can think of that I'd really like to have..........and odd that it isn't done this way, but....

Note that I am not mechanically inclined, but I'm not a total klutz, either. If it's not difficult, and if I can figure out the 'instructions', I can probably handle it. What I am interested in is if these sound doable, or make sense. If not, just say so.

1) I use several things that plug into the 110v outlet of most campground electric boxes. I just use a HD extension cord. But it would make sense to me to make a regular dual outlet inside the trailer.........and another (waterproof) one outside on the opposite side of same wall......and wire the two together......so that all I'd have to is plug the extension cord to the power pedestal, and then to the outside plug. Then go inside and plug to the inside plug.

2) On same vein, with all the hubbub about trailer coax wiring and tv's, and what goes where.......it would seem to me to do the same thing as #1 above but just put two female F connector plates on each side of the wall. Put it beside the area where tv is. Connect the two via short coax.


Both require drilling holes in camper. Unlikely DW will agree, but still I'd like to know your opinions of the feasibility of either/both.

Thanks.
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Old 07-28-2016, 01:08 PM   #2
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The exterior walls won't be thick enough to allow you to flush mount the boxes back to back but your idea is doable if you offset the boxes. Install the outside box flush on the outside but located in an inside cabinet and then wire from that box to another box beside it in the same cabinet mounted flush to the outside of the cabinet.

I recall some forum members have installed the typical 15A 120V receptacles on the outside/inside so they can plug an extension cord into the 15A/20A receptacle on the power post while at the same time connecting their RV power cord to the 30A or 50A outlet on the power post. I have no idea whether or not you'd be able to get 30A (or 50A) plus 15A (i.e. 45A or 65A) out of the power post though. Others with more electrical knowledge than me will hopefully comment on this.
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They're both doable depending on where you want the plug and/or connector.

In our RV it would be easy to add a duplex receptacle and exterior covered plug near the existing power panel as the existing power cable runs under the entertainment cabinet to the power panel. I'd just mount the new receptacle near an existing one and run the wiring along the existing power cable. Stick a couple labels on the receptacles to avert confusion and it's a done deal.

I'd be like you DW on drilling holes for the coax connectors. Our RV is pretty simple as far as coax routing goes. It's easy to follow the routing.
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If I am understanding your question corectly, you are planning on using all female wall plugs? So you will have a cord from the post to the camper that has 2 male ends? This type cable is called a suicide cable and for good reason.
You can do what you want to do safety by buying a male 15 amp wall plug. Park Power 150BBIW.RV on amazon is an example
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If I am understanding your question corectly, you are planning on using all female wall plugs? So you will have a cord from the post to the camper that has 2 male ends? This type cable is called a suicide cable and for good reason.
You can do what you want to do safety by buying a male 15 amp wall plug. Park Power 150BBIW.RV on amazon is an example

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Old 07-28-2016, 01:41 PM   #6
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Try this, works for me.

https://www.amazon.com/NOCO-Genius-G...DGW6DZZVYZQNB0
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What you're looking for would be a 120V Inlet, common in the Boat industry...then you connect it to outlets wherever you want. You would then use a standard extension cord to go between the pedestal and the inlet. It's on my to do list. I have all the materials, I just need the time!
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For your 110 the outside box should be a male and that way you just plug in a normal outdoor extension cord into it without any exposed hot prongs.

For the cable unless you are creating a new location for a TV you should already have cable to the TV connection points. But the method is fine. That is what I did to bring in the cable lead from my Direct TV portable antenna. Just work real carefully when you're cutting into the wall and remember dicor, putty tape, and as a finish, clear silicone.
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I ordered a matching outlet on amazon, bought the cable at lowes and cut a hole in my kitchen cabinet for the outlet, drilled a hole in the floor, ran the cord to the side, mounted it so it hangs down. voila, just plug an extension cord into it and then to the pole. I use it for our coffee maker, space heater and a dehumidifier for it when it is in storage. Hands-down one of my favorite mods.
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