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Old 07-14-2015, 09:34 AM   #1
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What do you store in compartments with electrical systems?

1. The left front basement compartment has lots of electrical fuse panels and wires, lower third empty.
2. The left aft electrical cord compartment. Has surge protector, cable TV connector, transfer switch. Pretty full with cables
3. The right rear next to batteries, has large inverter in top half. Bottom half not bad

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Old 07-14-2015, 10:07 AM   #2
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My front roadside compartment contains the 12v distrubution panel, and the air tap, so I store the spare fuses and the air hose, chuck and gage in there. The aft curbside has the inverter, but I store the chocks and the emergency triangles there. Forward of the inverter compartment is the battery compartment, so I store the battery charger there, with a jug of distilled water and a drip pan. The drip pan is what I set the charger on if I need to use it, instead of setting it on the ground where its cooling fan will suck up dirt, and its cords go up thru a hole in the bottom of the battery compartment specifically designed for this purpose-- NEVER run a charger in the same compartment as the batteries are in due to their offgassing of hydroger gass during charging. (Hindenburg!)
Roadside aft is the dash air radiator and the Cat's air cleaner. Forward of that is the 50A electrical cord, and I store the 50, 30, and 20A extension cords/connectors there too, as well as the clean water hoses; white hoses for drinking water, green hoses for other clean water purposes. I have a grey hose for the macerator and it is stored in the sewer compartment.

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Originally Posted by DGBPokes View Post
1. The left front basement compartment has lots of electrical fuse panels and wires, lower third empty.
2. The left aft electrical cord compartment. Has surge protector, cable TV connector, transfer switch. Pretty full with cables
3. The right rear next to batteries, has large inverter in top half. Bottom half not bad
I store what ever fits in compartments like that.
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I store everything in plastic containers before putting in compartments I only put liquids in a compartment all by their selves. No flammables.
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Power cords (we carry several types and lengths), outdoor lighting, an emergency lamp, my work gloves, etc.
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The great bulk of my electrical equipment is in the left side aft compartment, just forward of the side-mount radiator. Installed are my 30 ft 50A power cord, PI EMS, transfer switch, dual converters, and four or five small electrical devices. All are wall-mounted except the power cord, which is coiled on the compartment floor. Also coiled and stored here are 50ft electric extension cord and 50ft coax. Also, two dogbones, two of my home-made jackpads, and four of those flimsy orange plastic jack pads-- which I never put under the jacks but find surprisingly useful for miscellaneous other things.
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Same here, small electrical cords, a battery charger, a jumper wire set and my 50 footer air hose are placed in that breaker and fuse compartment.
- All my tools are in one closed compartment.
- My external cooler, portable BBQ and propane tanks are in a second large compartment.
- Another compartment is used to store my 6 home made wooden blocks and 2 sets of plastic lego blocks; the top part of that compartment is a pass trough and stores brooms and cleaning brushes and squeegies.
- The main electrical compartment stores an extra 25 feet shore cord, an extra 25 feet coax cable, 3 different dogbones, a power surge unit and the Hughes Autoformer.
- All of the cleaning and waxing stuff are in the water faucets compartment that also stores 3 X 25 feet white water hoses, water filters and a water bucket.
- All other fluids are in the hydraulic compartment, where the hydraulic pump is installed,
- In the sewage compartment, I store 2 lenghts of sewage hoses, a 20 feet slinky hose support and 2 pairs of rubber gloves.
In all, that leaves me with 3 empty compartments for other storage.

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