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Old 09-24-2018, 02:13 PM   #1
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Running a power cord from the exterior

I just purchased a WiFi booster that I will mount on the roof. It is wireless but I have get power to it. I heard some say a cord can be run down the refer vent. How is this done? Where does it come out? Do I have to pull the refer to get to the cord??
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If you look in the vented hatch behind your fridge on the outside, there probably is an outlet to provide 120v to the refrigerator. That area should be open to the rooftop vent for the refrigerator. If your fridge is in a slide, then you don't have a rooftop vent, just one higher up on the slide wall.
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First question, will it be mounted on the roof permanently? Second question, is it UL approved for exterior use?


It is possible to get behind the RV refrigerator if you or a willing assistant is slender and agile. I removed the screws top and bottom from the inside and wiggled the extremely heavy appliance out about 4-6" total. It may be necessary to disconnect the propane, water supply line or electric cord depending on how far it needs to be moved. It may also be necessary to support the weight inside the coach if it starts to tip forward.


I entered the exterior vent door from a ladder with my back to the refrigerator. I'm 5' 10" and 145lbs. A skinny teenager would have been the preferred choice, but one was not available. The project was to pull 2 sets of wires through for a current and future solar installation.


You could probably feed the power cable through the roof top vent and fish it through without moving the refrigerator. It will most likely require an extension cord to reach the outlet. Whatever you do please be sure it is safe.
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If you look in the vented hatch behind your fridge on the outside, there probably is an outlet to provide 120v to the refrigerator. That area should be open to the rooftop vent for the refrigerator. If your fridge is in a slide, then you don't have a rooftop vent, just one higher up on the slide wall.

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If you mount it near the rear it is easy to run a wire up in the space above the engine compartment.
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