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1 Does anyone have the know how on Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:05 pm

Looking to see if anyone in the group has the know how to wire an enclosed trailer with plugins, and also with lights, and also run wire for the future for an A/C unit ? I will want it where i can pull into a camping spot with electricity and i can plug in to my trailer which goes into a fuse box then on to the differnt places. I also am going to have it with a diff. light switch that will run a diff. set of lights that run off a battery on the trailer and when i am plugged in it charges it up off my truck. Also going to have a electric fan in the upper vent ran off the battery. Well just needing pointed in the right direction and i have no problem helping who ever, any way let me know thanks so much

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2 Re: Does anyone have the know how on Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:02 pm

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Jodie,
I can probably help you out with the components (ie; breaker box, wiring, plug-ins, etc.). However, I will have to buy double of everything as I want to set up my trailer the same too!!!....LOL

As far as the charging the battery off of your truck, there is a trailer place over off of 291 & 23rd Street where I bought my enclosed trailer that could do that for you. Just not sure how much you are wanting to spend on it right now though!

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3 Re: Does anyone have the know how on Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:10 pm

I like to get phase one fuse box 2 fuses one for future A/C, the other for tube lights and 4 plug ins, then a on/off switch for the lights. right now there is a light or 2 that supposed to run off a battery, i just do not think its hooked up.

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4 Re: Does anyone have the know how on Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:53 am

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Jodie,
We need to just sit down and determine the actual voltage, amps and nuber of circuits (ie; ac/heater unit, # of outlets, # of lights, etc.). From this, I will develope a load center diagram and can order the unit either from a local supply house here in the Kansas City area or I can group it together with some of our Applebee's chef's counters and order it from a company out of Florida. On the smaller panels, we typically go with a Square "D" QO series box with grounding bar. We will need to determine how you are going to mount the unit to determine if you will want a flush mount or a surface mount box cover. We can order the box with a few extra spare slots in order to allow for additional expansion at a later date if required.

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5 Re: Does anyone have the know how on Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:40 am

ok, sounds cool

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6 Re: Does anyone have the know how on Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:42 am

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Did I mention that I am not an electrician.....LOL

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7 Re: Does anyone have the know how on Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:40 am

lol, some i know but i know most is common sense, lol

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8 Re: Does anyone have the know how on Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:44 am

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I do know that if you do it wrong, it will either shock you or cost you a lot of money....LOL.........The 120v evaporator fan motors that we use in our custom fabricated refrgierated bases here at work will run really fast if you put 208v to them. But, just for a little bit fore they start smoking....LOL

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9 Re: Does anyone have the know how on Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:13 pm

well i am looking at getting a maxx air that fits over the vent i have now and has a 12v fan in it so even if it was raining, i can open my vent and turn it on to get fresh air, i thought that was nifty, lol

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10 Re: Does anyone have the know how on Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:50 pm

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That sounds pretty nifty Jodie!

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11 Re: Does anyone have the know how on Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:52 pm

Since the plug in at campsites are fused for 30 - 50 amps running a QO panel would be overkill. Unless you can get a really good deal i would just put in a double pole pull box with dual 25 or 30 amp screw in fuses. Most electrician would give you these if not look for someone with an abandon house that needs tore down or you could buy a small distribution panel and rig up components.

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12 Re: Does anyone have the know how on Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:38 am

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Yes, that would work also Swiper77.

The only problem would be that if you would happen to blow a fuse at wee hours of the morning and didn't have any spare with you versus just flipping a breaker and being done with it.

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13 Re: Does anyone have the know how on Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:59 am

well i have a small breaker box, and it is made for 2 breakers, which i have also 1 40amp, 1 30 amp. would they work, like i said i was wanting one to go to the air condtioner (future) the other to take on 4 or 5 plug ins, and 2 florescent lights. i doubt i will ever have a micro wave in it (to me thats just not camping), but i do have a hot plated i could use say if its raining no fire then i could do breakfast , lol

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14 Re: Does anyone have the know how on Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:42 am

If you come up with the load rating of everything you want, I can try to design you the cheapest the wire will be your biggest expense.

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