Originally Posted by ependydad
I know I've seen it here but honestly I'm not even sure what to search for..
What I want is an outlet on the inside that is fed directly from the 15/20amp outlet on the campground pedestal.
And let me preface this with:
- Yes, I know that I don't always get an extra 20amps on a 30amp sites
- Yes, I know this can pop a breaker somewhere away from my campsite
- Yes, I know I can just tuck an extension cord in the slide seal or through a window
All of that said, I'd still like an outlet that is fed directly from an extension cord to the campground pedestal.
Has anyone who has done this taken pictures/documented the process?
Thanks in advance.
This is a slight modification of what one of the former owners of our 2007 Cherokee 38P did:
The front inside of the trailer is all cabinetry. At the bottom right, there's a blank panel. Behind it is a "baggage compartment." (You could also do this under a bed.)
Get a standard outlet box, outlet, and cover plate. Mount it in the blank panel, near the trailer side. A shallow box is nice, since it protrudes less into the baggage compartment. get one with a good strain relief. Also get a couple of feet of #12 SJO three-wire cord
and a good 3-wire plug with a good strain-relief.
Drill a hole straight through the floor, beneath the box, just big enough to pass the cord.
Connect one end of the cord to the plug. (black-to-gold, white-to-silver, green-to-green). Tighten the strain relief.
Push the other end of the cord through the hole, up from the bottom until the plug is at a convenient height. Not so low it would drag, but easy to grab from outside. Insert it into the box and tighten the strain relief. Cut the cord so about 6" protrudes outside the box. Strip the outer jacket, and and then strip and connect connect the cord to the outlet. (black-to-gold, white-to-silver, green-to-green).
Get a 12/3 extension cord to connect the dangling plug to the pedestal.