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Old 07-27-2016, 06:42 PM   #1
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Power to Upper Bunk?

Looking to add power to upper bunk on a 154BH to have clock radio and fan plugged in up there. Its a new trailer so Im a little reluctant to start drilling holes, but think thats my only option. I'm thinking for now Ill just run a small power bar to the bunk, better to drill a small hole in bunk support and go to outlet in lower bunk, or carefully go through wall towards front of trailer and plug into outlet by door? I can use a couple of grommet covers to somewhat cover up the holes.

Anyone do something like this?
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:01 AM   #2
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I wouldn't do it at all and certainly not with an extension cord. Use a battery powered clock and set a fan up to blow into the area from a safe location.

Electrical codes prohibit extension cords from being routed like that. And codes have been substantially beefed up in the last 2 editions in attempt to reduce the number of electrical fires - especially in sleeping areas. It often amazes me what people will attempt with electricity without much thought at all to the consequences of a mistake but wouldn't attempt to alter or repair their plumbing on their own because it might leak.
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Old 07-30-2016, 12:39 PM   #3
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an outlet

In my 264bhw the outlet for the TV is in the cabinet next to the upper bunk. I ordered an RV outlet and used a cut in box to tap that power and bring it to the upper bunk.
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Old 09-21-2016, 09:52 AM   #4
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I drilled a small hole in the bunk to fish an ipod cable from below to above so the boy can charge the phone. A phone is all he needs and acts as an alarm clock. The bunks are also mod'd with 2 command hooks with a wire rack for holding phones and glasses.
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Old 09-22-2016, 05:44 AM   #5
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Why not tap into the 12VDC light there and wire in a 12V clock and fan?
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