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Old 08-02-2005, 09:40 AM   #1
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Is there a way to have a power cord come out of the king pin? I put my Honda EU3000 in the bed of the truck up in the corner and it would be nice if we pull over at a rest stop or where ever to pull the extension cord out of the king pin and plug in for power instead of having to run the cord all the way up the side of the trailer or move the generator. I guess you could even leave it running while your going if you wanted. Or on a really hot day have the AC running so it's cool when you get to your destination. Any thoughts on that?
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Is there a way to have a power cord come out of the king pin? I put my Honda EU3000 in the bed of the truck up in the corner and it would be nice if we pull over at a rest stop or where ever to pull the extension cord out of the king pin and plug in for power instead of having to run the cord all the way up the side of the trailer or move the generator. I guess you could even leave it running while your going if you wanted. Or on a really hot day have the AC running so it's cool when you get to your destination. Any thoughts on that?
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Old 08-02-2005, 01:54 PM   #3
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I don't think you would want it to 'come out the king pin'. Basically you want it to work just like the existing cable which connects the trailer to the tow vehicle.

I was planning on doing this, and got the parts, but never got around to it, and now that I am upgrading to a Class A coach, it is a moot point.

I got a 30 amp extention cord and cut it so I had the plug end from the generator to under the trailer near the pin box (wired the special Honda plug to the cut end), and the socket end from there to the rear of the trailer where the regular cord enters. I got an automatic transfer switch to go in that compartment so the existing plug wouldn't be sitting there with voltage on the pins.

The plan was to run the extention cord through the front of the trailer with the existing wires, down into the front compartment, along the jack to the frame, and along the frame to under the wiring compartment in back. The major problem was getting from the front wall to the compartment, as the wires run in a carpeted tube in the bedroom, and I was afraid I'd have to cut a hole in the carpet and the tube to facilitate this.

If I were using this while moving, I'd build a chunk of PVC with caps to enclose the junction of the socket from the generator and the plug to the trailer and protect from water/goo thrown up from the road.
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Old 08-02-2005, 06:47 PM   #4
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Look for a post by DonW5IT it his handle is, he wired his 5er like you desire. You can send a PM to him and ask for his procedure. He runs the genset while driving so the 5er is cool when arriving at his destination.
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Old 08-02-2005, 06:48 PM   #5
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you mean you don't have a nice installed gen set that is always ready ??

i also have 2 eu 2000 and a 3000 but i just don't understand getting a unit and not at least getting a 7.5 marquis gold at least ??

i just would not even think of getting any unit without a gen set that would run both my reffers ?? and havin it always ready to run as i wish,----going down the road or what ever !!
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and oh , i have wired many units that will run off a gen set in the truck,

i just wired off the 50 amp or 30 amp service on the same side as the orignal genset ran and i ran it out the pin box just like the light hook up.
so you could run 1 reffer while down the road.

there are several ways you can run and wire it .

i would think your unit would be at least gen set ready and should have all the wiring already there in the ft compartment , ready to patch in and run it right out the pin box, and there you go !!!
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