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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted June 19, 2011 - 01:20 PM

Running the wiring is the last thing to do before I can start putting the metal back on the camper.
The camper came with this light that has both a 120 volt circuit and a 12 volt circuit.
I'm going to re-paint this light white and mount it in the camper up over the bench seat.

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A 120 volt electrical box is mounted on the outside of the camper on the lower left corner.
This will have the weather proof plug that is sitting on the floor.
I can plug one end of a special electrical cord into this plug and then plug the other end into an electrical outlet for 120 volt power to the camper.

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I used a router to cut a groove up the inside wall.
120 volt wiring runs up the inside of the camper from this box.
There are also a black & white wire running up the inside for the 12 volt current.
The bench seat will be mounted to the 2x6's on this side of the camper.
there will be a place to set a battery under the seat for the 12 power supply to the camper.

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The 12 volt wires run straight up to the area under the roof.
The 120 volt wires run up and over to a switch & fuse box mounted next to the door.
The fuse is for the 120 volt circuit.
Two 120 volt wires run out of the top of the fuse box.
One goes up and to the right side and the other goes up and to the left side.

The "yellow" behind the fuse box is a piece of plastic cut from a antifreeze jug.
This prevents the steel fuse box from rubbing against the aluminum and keeps the two metals apart so they won't oxidize.

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There is a 12 volt light on the back of the camper.
The switch on the fuse box operates this light.

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Both the 12 volt and the 120 volt wiring runs up under the roof and along a groove that is cut into the side wall.

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Then they both run behind the 3/4 inch plywood and come back into the camper thru a hole drilled in the plywood.
The two voltage light will mount on this plywood.
At first I was going to mount the light centered over the seat bench.
Then I decide to mount the light farther forward so it would be easier to reach from the bed area also.

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Both the 120 volt and the 12 volt wiring also run along the underside of the roof and over to the other side of the camper.
The ice box will be mounted up in this corner and the counter is going along this side wall.
I'm planning on putting a 12 volt light on the side of the cabinet for the ice box and a 120 volt electrical plug in the cabinet under the counter.

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That takes care of the wiring for inside of the camper for now.
I'm not putting all of the outside lights back on the camper but I am going to put the three amber lights up on the center of the overhang.
I'll also put a single amber light up on both front side corners of the overhang.
The three center lights are mounted.

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The wiring on the inside is hooked up for these three lights and runs over to both side corners.

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This wiring continues down along the left side.

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I comes into the camper under the bed board and connects to a wire that goes out the front wall.

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I drilled a hole in the front wall.

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This plastic grommet fits into this hole.

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The wiring comes out thru the grommet.
I filled the hole that the grommet and wiring are in with sealant calking to make sure it doesn't leak.
This wire will connect to the tail light wiring on the trailer so the outside camper running lights will come on with the trailer lights.

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Edited by jdcrawler, June 19, 2011 - 02:01 PM.


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Posted June 19, 2011 - 03:05 PM

Very nice work as usual Ray. I think I said in another one of the camper's thread that you don't mess around. I think you get like 5 projects done for any one I get done LOL
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Posted June 19, 2011 - 03:11 PM

I have the advantage of being retired and having all day to play in the garage.
It certainly makes a difference in how much a person can get done on a project.

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Posted June 19, 2011 - 03:34 PM

I have the advantage of being retired and having all day to play in the garage.
It certainly makes a difference in how much a person can get done on a project.


That is so true. It wasn't bad when we lived within about 10 minutes of work you still felt like you had time to do things. Now we are about 45 minutes away and work till 5pm. Till we get home it is time to make dinner and then by the time dinner is done we are putting the kids to bed and calling it a night.

I really like the style on the lights that were in the camper, I think they will look sharp painted white.

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Posted June 19, 2011 - 04:19 PM

Boy, you don't mess around at all. You'll be sleeping in it next weekend. I can't complain about anything you have done so far. Looking great.
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Posted June 19, 2011 - 05:52 PM

Looking good Ray, you are making good progress.
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Posted June 21, 2011 - 10:58 AM

Very nice work as usual Ray. I think I said in another one of the camper's thread that you don't mess around. I think you get like 5 projects done for any one I get done LOL



I could not have said it any better myself.
You are a master at everything you do.
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