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Postby bobhenry » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:32 am

I was curious how many trailers have an exterior 120 volt outlet ?

If you do what all is it used for ?

My teardrop has a couple outlets in the galley area but extention cords for party lights and such get in the way.

I installed a true thru the wall exterior weatherproof duplex plug-in on the barn build and it was used day after day during the build and on almost every outing for party lites and even fans on extremely hot summer outings.

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I located it on the passenger side. In the pic above it is the grey box between the corner trim and the faux window.
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Postby Woodbutcher » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:15 am

I don't have one. But that is only because I did not think of it. But I like the idea. I do have one in the galley. If I had one on the exterior I would use it for some rope lights under my shelter.
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Postby starleen2 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:36 am

This is what I have - the 30 amp cord exits through the floor with a concealed hatch. I use it to power the microwave and fridge
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Postby Shadow Catcher » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:05 pm

We have two, one in back which Nancy uses for the electric fry pan and one up front for the AC unit. Main advantage is that it all is protected by the Progressive Dynamics circuits, surge protector and GFI. One of the things I plan on playing with is using a UPS as an inverter.
We also use the outlet in the back to power the Waeco refrigerator.
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Postby CliffinGA » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:42 pm

Bobhenry I planned on one for mine to do what your is: run outdoor rope lights and either our radio or a fan for hot summer days. I will be at that point in a couple of weeks.

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Postby JayM » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:27 am

I put one on each side of my teardrop. When we camp where there is power, they get used for canopy lights, a box fan in the summer (keeps mosquitos away!), our "redneck water heater" (thanks for the idea, bobhenry!), and even a small fridge for a week-long festival we go to once a year.

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Postby bobhenry » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:36 am

JayM wrote:I put one on each side of my teardrop. When we camp where there is power, they get used for canopy lights, a box fan in the summer (keeps mosquitos away!), our "redneck water heater" (thanks for the idea, bobhenry!), and even a small fridge for a week-long festival we go to once a year.

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Postby Jst83 » Fri May 06, 2011 3:09 pm

Mines center front so I can run lights to ether side or both, when I add the tongue box later in life :lol: I'll just move it to the front off the box

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Postby slowcowboy » Mon May 16, 2011 4:40 pm

mines on the side of the teardrop for emergancy purpuses only IF I ever camp where I CAN acutally plug in a drop cord.

we don't have much of any where in wyoming to plug into 120 when we camp being a mostly boondocking state.

I then wired in a short peice of drop cord to go from the though wall outlet to my tongue box and a wally world normal power stip.

the power strip has a drop cord pluged into it that goes to a 120 normal wall outlet in my teardrops sleeping area and into the hatch in the galley.

so if I need 120 its a simple matter of plug a drop cord into the side of the teardrop plug the wall outlet into the power strip

plug the 120 inteor outlets into the power strip and yada! power man.

pure simple.

I have no clue if I will ever get to some other state at a teardrop gathering and acutaly get to use it yet.

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Postby Gary and Cheri » Mon May 16, 2011 5:58 pm

I purchased this plug in thermostat. http://www.amazon.com/WIN100-Heating-Co ... pd_cp_hi_0

Then I installed an outside electical outlet and connected it to a non powered inside outlet. I plugged in the thermostat to a powered outlet and using a jumper ran a cable from the thermostat's out to the inside non powered outlet. Now I can put my pet cool outside and have it controlled by the inside thermostat. Works great. I just put the pet cool on max heat or cool and get the inside temp I want.

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Postby Arne » Tue May 17, 2011 3:31 pm

I have a typical covered outside outlet... use it for the pet cool and whatever else is needed. It is in the front of the t/d.

Also have one inside and one in the galley.
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Postby 3822sean » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:08 am

have one outside one in the galley and one in the cabin, cant really say for what havent finished my td yet ,,at home i use the outside one for the weedeater,,not sure yet ill find something :lol:
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Postby Ptomaine » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:41 pm

I went a little overboard. I have 3 circuits in my trailer. (I was given the breaker box, so I just used all 3 breakers in it). I have power front and rear of cabin. above and below the counter in the galley and an a weatherproof outlet outside.
The outside outlet was one of the first things I added after the first couple of camping trips. It is a lot neater than running an extra cord to the power pole to run a radio, light, or rope lights.
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Postby b.bodemer » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:13 pm

On my new cargo travel trailer I had one installed for both driver and passenger side.

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Postby satch » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:04 pm

I put one on the side of my tongue box, mainly to run an ext. cord to my son's tent or a light.
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