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durangod

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Added new outlet to exterior
« on: August 11, 2018, 11:17:20 PM »
Ill have some pics tomorrow.

I did add my new ($49) electrical plugin to the outside of the slideout.   The outside plugin is a three prong male with flip up lid.   It is wired to a normal outlet inside the RV which i mounted pretty much next to it on the other side of the wall.   

The purpose is so that i can run a short extension cord from the RV park electrical portal 15amp to the side of the RV.  Then on the inside i can plugin in my battery backup for the computer and stuff. 

This keeps the computer on its own circut so that when the AC cycles, it does not cause a surge which sets off the alarm on the backup unit, just imagine that beeping at you every 5 min or so, drove me nuts. 

Prior to this new outlet (for almost a year now) i had a heavy guage cable running from the slidout over the sofa and down through the floor and out the corner of the storage compartment door which i had to partially leave open and duct tape it to keep water out.

Now those cables are gone and that storage door is buttoned up tight, its warped a bit now but it should go back into place i think after awhile. 

Now i can start slowly insulating here and there getting ready for winter.
Dave, me, myself, and I
2007 Gulf Stream Conquest 24frbw
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi
Fulltime RV living perm location lake in East Texas
My name is short for durangodave

HappyWanderer

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Re: Added new outlet to exterior
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 09:17:34 AM »
I did the same thing, to use a second space heater. Sure beats running the extension cord through the slide.
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Rene T

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Re: Added new outlet to exterior
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 01:13:23 PM »
Wow, what a great idea Dave. You continue to amaze me with all your projects.
Rene, Lucille & co-pilot Buddy
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durangod

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Re: Added new outlet to exterior
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 06:02:25 PM »
+1 happy

thanks rene...

here are some pics, i still need to clean up the silicone but at least this time i remembered to mask off the area around it so it would be clean looking.

I did put some roof paper over it just as an extra precaution to help keep water out, when i move ill remove that paper.

 
Dave, me, myself, and I
2007 Gulf Stream Conquest 24frbw
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi
Fulltime RV living perm location lake in East Texas
My name is short for durangodave

Rene T

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Re: Added new outlet to exterior
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 08:39:54 PM »
it looks like factory installed only better.   ;) :)  Thanks for the pictures.   :)) :))
Rene, Lucille & co-pilot Buddy
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2011 Chevy Duramax 2500 HD 4X4
2011 Montana High Country 343RL
From the Granite State of NH
& Florida Snowbird in Lakeland FL

durangod

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Re: Added new outlet to exterior
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 10:09:00 PM »
it looks like factory installed only better.   ;) :)  Thanks for the pictures.   :)) :))

I was a RV factory worker in my previous life :)
Dave, me, myself, and I
2007 Gulf Stream Conquest 24frbw
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi
Fulltime RV living perm location lake in East Texas
My name is short for durangodave