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Old 10-28-2007, 07:20 PM   #1
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We bought a freezer for the basement of the MH and want to wire it to work off the batteries as well as AC. According to the instruction manual it must be direct wired to the batteries.

Is there an easy way to get the wire from the battery compartment to the basement? We have a 2004 Monaco Dip 38 PST. Batteries and freezer location are on the same side--passenger.

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We bought a freezer for the basement of the MH and want to wire it to work off the batteries as well as AC. According to the instruction manual it must be direct wired to the batteries.

Is there an easy way to get the wire from the battery compartment to the basement? We have a 2004 Monaco Dip 38 PST. Batteries and freezer location are on the same side--passenger.

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Old 10-29-2007, 02:23 AM   #3
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Jeffrey,

I can't answer your question of the best way to route the wires and will leave that to someone who has the same coach. I do want to caution you againt making a direct connection to the battery without an inline fuse located near the battery. A short in the newly routed wires could cause a fire if the fuse is located to far from the battery connection.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by nodine:
I do want to caution you againt making a direct connection to the battery without an inline fuse located near the battery. A short in the newly routed wires could cause a fire if the fuse is located to far from the battery connection. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Bob,

Thanks for the info. I was aware of that and the freezer mfg even includes a fuse and tells me where to place it. I just can't figure out exactly how to get the wire to the batteries.
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Hi y'all -

I've run a bunch of wiring around my chassis, and your location will somewhat depend on where the freezer is going to be located. Coming off the battery-bay, I followed the chassis rails as best as I could, and ty-wrapped my wires every couple feet or so. Once behind the cargo bay, however, it becomes a lot tougher. During install, Monaco runs all wiring thru nice neat big pvc pipe from front to rear, but it's all now up and hidden by the cargo bay liner.

Where are you planning on putting the freezer?
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