RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Monaco Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login

Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-15-2010, 04:58 PM   #1
Registered User
 
jeaux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lafayette, La
Posts: 43
Adding an additional 12v outlet in dash?

Hey everyone, I have the normal 12v outlet in my center dash by the radio and such but I purchased another 12v outlet from monaco, so that I can install it to the left of the driver on the steering dash or on the left hand dash to plug my gps in so the other one can be used for phones and things. Can I just splice into the wires going to the original one (using proper wire connector of course) to hook up the one to be installed on the left of driver. And if I choose can I install a dash switch with the new one in case I would like to turn off the gps without unplugging. And can that switch be also spliced to the wires going back to the original outlet. Thanks
__________________

__________________
2019 Coachman Apex Nano 25', 2014 Dodge Ram 1500
jeaux is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-15-2010, 05:07 PM   #2
dcmrblueridge.com
 
-Gramps-'s Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Crestview FLA
Posts: 1,236
Blog Entries: 7
I don't see why not. The worst that can happen is you would blow a fuse if the two things pugged in pull too much power. I wish Monaco had installed two outlets. My Bounder had three of them up front. Two on the dash and one under the dash.

I installed one under the co-pilots seat of my HR.
__________________

__________________
08 Holiday Rambler Vacationer XL 38PLT Workhorse R-26 UFO gas pusher,
2014 Cadillac SRX AWD, SMI Smart Box braking system.
https://myrandomviews.com/
https://www.dcmrblueridge.com/
-Gramps- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 05:09 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Flagelpater's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 460
FWIW I did the same thing a couple of years ago with No problem. I did not include a switch but it should not be a problem either. The main thing you do not want to do is overload the fuse. I actually run 3 plugs off the the original port, GPS, Tire Pressure Monitor and Walki-Talki charger.
__________________
2005 Monaco Knight, 3 Slide, 38' PST, Cummins 330 ISC, 34,000 miles on this one!
VMSpc, PressurePro, BrakeSwitch, DeLorme SA2010

2005 Honda CRV, Blue Ox, SMI Brake, TomTom Go 720
Flagelpater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 05:25 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 283
I have a 12 volt receptacle on the center pedestal at the top of the entrance steps in my MH. I, like you guys wanted more. I removed that recep. and behind it was 2 wires providing 12 volts with conectors attached. Seems the factory ran 2 sets of wires and only conected 1. I went to the Auto parts and purchased a double recept. Mounted it under the dash and pluged into the wires. Works great.
roscoesdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 05:31 PM   #5
Registered User
 
jeaux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lafayette, La
Posts: 43
You are right gramps, they could of easily installed at least one more on the driver side. And I agree you would have to not overload the fuse. I was in a RV store yesterday and they were selling this triple outlet adapter, but you had to plug it in the one supplied outlet in the center dash and then you would have wire running back and forth

roscoesdad, I only see one set of wires, so far as i can reach back there. That was going to be one of my questions, is there a extra set behind dash or in the side panel besides driver? i will ck that
__________________
2019 Coachman Apex Nano 25', 2014 Dodge Ram 1500
jeaux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2010, 05:45 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Flagelpater's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 460
FWIW On my unit I could just take out the bottom drawer in the center cabinet and look behind or remove the plastic panel holding the radio and reach down to find the extra set of wires. I think they had them Ty wrapped so you may not see them looking through the little hole.
__________________

__________________
2005 Monaco Knight, 3 Slide, 38' PST, Cummins 330 ISC, 34,000 miles on this one!
VMSpc, PressurePro, BrakeSwitch, DeLorme SA2010

2005 Honda CRV, Blue Ox, SMI Brake, TomTom Go 720
Flagelpater is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replace that Jensen dash radio! Cinequip Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 12 03-11-2012 11:14 PM
Actia dash nightmare! goopysteve Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 10 01-05-2010 08:14 PM
Journey 12V Electrical, My senior moment smlranger Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 7 12-24-2009 06:22 PM
Dash 12V plug Problem Olive Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 9 06-22-2008 02:05 PM
Dash Mat Carpet for Class A ghamblen MH-General Discussions & Problems 3 05-29-2006 12:41 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.