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Old 05-12-2021, 07:39 PM   #1
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Routing New Wires from Slideout to Battery Bay

We have a 2007 Cayman 36PDQ. I am in the process of converting our Norcold fridge to a JC Refrigeration 12V Hvac compressor system. Today we pulled the fridge and made the changeover to the Hvac cooling system. I tested it with a separate deep cycle battery in the coach and the fridge is operational. The fridge resides in a cavity in the drivers side slide out.

The current 12V wiring to the fridge cavity is 16 gauge which is inadequate to handle the 7.5 amps of run & peak currents that the fridge requires. I need to pull 10 gauge wire from the battery bay. I can see 2 separate telescoping plastic tubes that all the current wiring for the slide out runs in. These tubes disappear into the bowels of the coach above the bays. I am curious if anyone has attempted this process and if so how they went about it?
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Find and disconnect the 120V cable that runs to the circuit breaker panel (no longer needed) and convert it to 12V. If no longer using the ice maker (removed) convert that cable to 12V at the inverter.
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You may check to make sure there aren't any unused wires.

Monaco ran generic wiring looms and only used the ones they needed for that particular build.

You may get lucky
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You may check to make sure there aren't any unused wires.

Monaco ran generic wiring looms and only used the ones they needed for that particular build.

You may get lucky
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This afternoon I managed to get a snake though the tube and route the two #10 wires to the fridge location. Rest of the task will be much easier. Will enclose the wires in a loom to protect them from rubbing on surrounding metal edges.
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