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Old 10-26-2013, 10:08 PM   #1
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Plugging the camper into the truck

Where do most people have the camper electrical plug in on the truck? Do you just plug into the factory spot on the bumper or is it best to relocate the receptacle from the bumper to the truck bed?
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:58 PM   #2
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The back of the bed worked best for us. We wired it to make sure the batteries got charged while driving down the road. This also allowed to still utilize the stock bumper port to still tow a boat or small trailer.
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The back of the bed worked best for us. We wired it to make sure the batteries got charged while driving down the road. This also allowed to still utilize the stock bumper port to still tow a boat or small trailer.
Did you use a pre made wiring harness and tap into the truck wiring or make up your own wiring?
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I bought the plug, drilled a hole using a hole saw, then tapped into the truck wiring making sure I had a positive charge line off the battery.
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I installed a plug at the front of the bed. I need the one at the back for the boat.
I ran my own 12v + and -. I tapped into the turn signal and back-up light wires. I used a relay to power the marker lights from the 12v + line so I didn't overload something. My camper has 19 marker light bulbs.
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If you want to make sure the camper batteries are as fully charged as possible within a reasonable driving time then I would suggest a dedicated heavy two-wire circuit utilising heavy Anderson connectors with suitable short-circuit protection on each end as short as possible from engine to house batteries.
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