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newgeek 04-05-2009 09:52 AM

how to wire for slide in camper
 
hey gang,
I am looking for opinions on wiring my slide in camper. so it runs off the truck battery which is a single, i know not optimal but it will have to do for the time being. my idea is i will run a 12g from the battery through a 20a fuse to the back 4 pin trailer plug on the hitch and replace the constant power that is controled by the ignition with the wire from the battery so i will have constant power for the camper accessories, the camper has exterior running lights so i figure this way will be neat and the path of least resistance plus i have dual trailer plugs in the hitch so towing a trailer will be unaffected should i choose to pull. seems flawless in my mind .... what do you think? thanks gentlemen.

BPofMD 04-05-2009 11:44 AM

Sounds ok, but I'd add a switch in there somewhere handy so you can cut it off without removing the fuse or unhooking it from the battery.

Franklin2 04-05-2009 03:52 PM

Having two 4 pin trailer plugs at the rear doesn't sound dummy proof to me, and they could get mixed up. I would mark them or move one up between the cab and the bed for the camper.

newgeek 04-05-2009 05:01 PM


Originally Posted by Franklin2 (Post 7350425)
Having two 4 pin trailer plugs at the rear doesn't sound dummy proof to me, and they could get mixed up. I would mark them or move one up between the cab and the bed for the camper.


1 4 pin and the other is a 7pin.

newgeek 04-05-2009 05:02 PM

i like the switch idea, thanks BPofMD

heymrdj 04-06-2009 09:30 PM

Definitely use a switch.

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