Mounting external 12 volt outlets on a C/Van?

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 13, 2007 at 21:32
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It surely can't be hard, but rather than fluff around trying to work it out, I thought I'd ask.

We have a 2004, 16' Freedom. I'd like to mount a 12 volt female plug next to the existing external light and another down the back of the van.

Any advice on

-how to cut the holes?

-where to pick up the power?

-a good brand of external, waterproof 12 volt outlet?

-how to mount the fitting; screws, sealing etc?

would be most appreciated.

Cheers,

Jim.
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Reply By: MartyB - Tuesday, Feb 13, 2007 at 21:36

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2007 at 21:36
Jimbo,
How about mounting an Anderson Pole (with dust cover) under the side of the van. Similar to what you see on the back of vehicles.
Marty.
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Reply By: geocacher (djcache) - Tuesday, Feb 13, 2007 at 21:48

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2007 at 21:48
Have a look at what I did on our Kanga.

4wdstuff.davejones.com.au

Dave
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 13, 2007 at 21:55

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2007 at 21:55
Dave, none of the flooding pic links work on your site
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Follow Up By: MartyB - Tuesday, Feb 13, 2007 at 22:03

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2007 at 22:03
Dave,
How did you mount that dish drainer?
Jimbo,
Sorry about the hijack.

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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Tuesday, Feb 13, 2007 at 22:56

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2007 at 22:56
No worries Marty.

The dish drainer is supported on three sides by the 6mm stainless rod that is bent into a square cornered hoop which slides into holes in the sink supporting RHS.

Dave

PS I've fixed the missing pics
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Follow Up By: MartyB - Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007 at 18:58

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007 at 18:58
Thanks Dave,
I'm always happy to copy other's good ideas.
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Reply By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Tuesday, Feb 13, 2007 at 23:22

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2007 at 23:22
Jim,

Dave's setup looks spot on. My KK uses the merrit plugs with the springloaded dust cover and they work fine. As someone else suggested though, if you are using higher power appliances on it (fridge, inverter, etc), probably better going with the Anderson style plug.

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Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Tuesday, Feb 13, 2007 at 23:40

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2007 at 23:40
Hi Jimbo

I have added a few more pictures to my site. Have a look and see if one will suit what you need.

Plugs and Sockets

Regards

Derek.
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Follow Up By: Wingwang - Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007 at 10:49

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007 at 10:49
that is a very expensive website you posted
the Hella type plug on the website is $9.95 and not good quality. You can get the same thing at Jaycar PP2090 for $4.95
Hella type socket that website price $12.95 Jaycar PS2092 $8.95 and others even lower.
Hella type plug - Free Red Tip that website $12.95 Jaycar PS2092 $5.50
most of the other gear to is to expensive you need to find a better website to do your shopping
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Follow Up By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007 at 16:30

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007 at 16:30
Hi Wingwang

Thank you for the heads up.

Your one part number is wrong. Should be PP2094. Same factory produces for both companies. Must be buying power to enable some of those prices.

But did you see how expensive the Anderson plugs are ! Jaycar must be making a killing with them 50amp $12.95 and 175amp $37.95. Sidewinder is just $9.95 and $12.95.

I suppose you need to look at the whole picture. Service also counts, have you ever asked one of their lads a question ? Asked them about their own caravan and how it is set up ?

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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Saturday, Feb 17, 2007 at 15:54

Saturday, Feb 17, 2007 at 15:54
50 amp Anderson plugs

ARB $19.95
TJM $19.50.

I reckon your prices are quite reasonble Derek.

Jim.
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Follow Up By: Derek - Saturday, Feb 17, 2007 at 22:23

Saturday, Feb 17, 2007 at 22:23
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