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Old 04-14-2011, 09:40 PM   #1
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12 Volt outlet

How hard is to put a 12v outlet in? I want to plug my satellite radio into it. there must be 12v power near the radio system somewhere.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:57 PM   #2
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You should have a 12 volt outlet capable of 8 amps behind your main TV. It doubles as the power for the antenna amp. Is that near your radio?
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TV is beside the stereo, I will buy a car kit for my satellite radio o hook it up. I will look behind the TV
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:32 AM   #4
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I just ran a radio shack 3/for plug beside a light that was in the right spot.. took me all of 5 min to install its in the corner of the RV now I can plug in the XM, charge the cell phone and the Bluetooth device
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:04 AM   #5
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How hard is to put a 12v outlet in? I want to plug my satellite radio into it. there must be 12v power near the radio system somewhere.
To learn more about this mod (regardless of trailer brand / model), surf:

http://www.modmyrv.com/2008/06/06/rv...rComments=true

For me, I would purchase the 12V outlet at "the Source, Circuit City" or some other auto / electronic store. re: http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...vkSf6UDajl1cEw I would then install "+" (aka: RED) 12V - 10 guage wire to the trailer's battery. And, ensure a 30A auto reset breaker is installed 8-12" from the battery's "+" post. And, I would install the "-" (aka: black) 12V 10 guage wire to trailer's chassis ground. Would use thick 10 guage wire to battery and chassis ground due to longer wire distance.

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Old 04-15-2011, 05:58 PM   #6
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I figured it would be easy, just have to source out the wires.
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:48 PM   #7
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Is the stock 12v outlet a cigarette lighter type? If not what is it? Mine (19 Jayflight) doesn't seem to fit anything I've got...cigarette, BMW etc???????
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Is the stock 12v outlet a cigarette lighter type? If not what is it? Mine (19 Jayflight) doesn't seem to fit anything I've got...cigarette, BMW etc???????
The 12 Volt outlet that comes in the camper is a standard 12 volt cigarette type plug. It is only rated at 8 amps, and even then it is hard to get that much out of it without a significant voltage drop. It is part of the antenna amp circuit and generally put there to power a small TV.
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thanks. The outlet is hard to see and reach.
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