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Old 02-13-2017, 02:42 PM   #1
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Power Cord Reel

I am planning to install a Shoreline RH54331RMK high profile power reel. The reel gets hard wired to the surge guard box that I will be removing the existing 50 amp cord from. I then have to connect a switch to run the power reel. This switch needs to be tapped into a 12 volt line with 20 amp fuse. Can someone tell me where I can find the closest source to tap into? Maybe a close by line that I can tap into?
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Old 02-13-2017, 05:08 PM   #2
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I am planning to install a Shoreline RH54331RMK high profile power reel. The reel gets hard wired to the surge guard box that I will be removing the existing 50 amp cord from. I then have to connect a switch to run the power reel. This switch needs to be tapped into a 12 volt line with 20 amp fuse. Can someone tell me where I can find the closest source to tap into? Maybe a close by line that I can tap into?
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On my Pace Arrow, I connected into the wire that ran to the compartment light. No problems in 10 years.
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12v can't be too far. They offered the Power Reel as an option.
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I do have a Service light in that compartment that I can hook up to, but I was told that the reel line needs to have 12 AWG wiring with 20 amp fuse. Isn't the service light in the comportant barely a 3 amp line?
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I would look at your BCC. The optional power reel line comes off the same stud as the multiplex 6ga wire. See if it is on the BCC. Manu times the wire will be there even if you don't get the option. If it is it is most likely in the area of where the power reel would normally go.
The luggage lights also come off the BCC and has a 15A fuse.
Another good alternative would be to run a line off the back side of the multiplex in the BR. It should have 2 6ga wires running directly to the BCC one of 2 studs at the BCC.
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I do have a Service light in that compartment that I can hook up to, but I was told that the reel line needs to have 12 AWG wiring with 20 amp fuse. Isn't the service light in the comportant barely a 3 amp line?
Not in my Pace Arrow. The wire was a 10 or 12. Fleetwood used a heavy wire because it ran the whole perimeter of the coach, to all the lights.
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Since I am a bit "wiring challenged", would it make sense to run a 12 AWG wire from the reel toggle switch to one of my four batteries and just connect directly to the battery terminals? It is about a 32' run from the battery to the reel.
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Since I am a bit "wiring challenged", would it make sense to run a 12 AWG wire from the reel toggle switch to one of my four batteries and just connect directly to the battery terminals? It is about a 32' run from the battery to the reel.
I would NOT do that.
Much much much better off doing as I said going from the BCC or the back of the multiplex panel itself. That would be the shortest route of all (the multiplex panel). At least doing it from the BCC will disconnect the power when you use the battery disconnect switches.
On the BCC there are a number of lugs on the left side. 2 lugs will have 2 6 awg wires coming off of it. These go to the multiplex panel and are label clearly. You should be able to attach to either of these lugs.
You also need a fuse (close to the power source in the case I describe close to the BCC lug) as well as wrapping the wires in auto loom the entire distance.
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