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Old 09-23-2018, 10:41 PM   #1
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Where Would You Go For THIS??

Who ever thought that anyone would sell an RV that didn't have a 12-volt plug up in the dash?

Or who would be dumb enough to not check; before buying one?

So would you go to your RV Dealer... or to a Ford Dealership that has the capability to service a large rig?
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Old 09-23-2018, 10:56 PM   #2
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I guess that depends where you're comfortable taking your rig and are you talking "lighter" style plug-in or an actual 12 volt receptacle? Lighter style any auto shop should be able to do, one hole , fused power lead and a ground. If receptacle style I'd stay with an RV shop especially if an inverter is involved as it will mean tapping into coach circuits.
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Old 09-23-2018, 10:59 PM   #3
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any customization or 4wd truck shop can easily do it - and it doesn't have to 'fit' in their bay - they'll have it installed and wired in less than 30.
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Old 09-23-2018, 11:03 PM   #4
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12volt power outlet on Amazon look at these.. exterior dash mount. Can be hidden under dash 4 cleaner look. pos. neg. connect. all different configurations.
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Old 09-23-2018, 11:05 PM   #5
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I've got a really lousy Camping World about 45 minutes away...
A really GREAT Ford Dealership that about the same distance...

And another Ford Dealership at only a 20 minute trip... But I wouldn't take my worst enemy's car to those fools!
I think that they hired the rejects from Camping World!
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Old 09-23-2018, 11:07 PM   #6
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One wire and ground....
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Old 09-23-2018, 11:12 PM   #7
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Check with the good Ford dealer. Some dealers will work on RV's outside if they don't have large enough bays, others won't. Varies dealer to dealer.
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Old 09-23-2018, 11:21 PM   #8
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One wire and ground....
But one owner that you wouldn't trust with anything more complicated than changing batteries in a flashlight...
As Harry Callahan said:

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Old 09-23-2018, 11:36 PM   #9
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I'd go to Walmart and buy this:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/49997-12V...ries/609922546

Then go to Youtube University to figure out how to connect the 2 wires (If I didn't already know how).
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Old 09-23-2018, 11:44 PM   #10
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Did I mention that I'm extremely "low-vision"?, and have severe diabetic neuropathy?
(No strength or dexterity; in these old paws anymore...)
If'n I could: I would...
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I wouldn't go anywhere and wait for Amazon to ship it to me.
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Old 09-24-2018, 01:12 AM   #12
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I wouldn't go anywhere and wait for Amazon to ship it to me.
I agree. Anyone on your block can install it. If you do get one on amazon look at the USB / 12 v Combo. Installs the same.
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Old 09-24-2018, 01:57 AM   #13
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Listen for the kid with the loudest most annoying stereo in the neighborhood. Give him 30 bucks and he'll have it wired up in no time! I installed a second 2 outlet USB in our dash. Then, a 12v cigarette style under the bed side for a 12v fan when boon docking.
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Old 09-24-2018, 02:12 AM   #14
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Who ever thought that anyone would sell an RV that didn't have a 12-volt plug up in the dash?

Or who would be dumb enough to not check; before buying one?

So would you go to your RV Dealer... or to a Ford Dealership that has the capability to service a large rig?
Oh, I just remembered something! Look inside the glove box. We have one in there, too...
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Old 09-24-2018, 02:41 AM   #15
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I for one dislike the old Huge cumbersome 12v plugs. By now you would think all would be USB.
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Old 09-24-2018, 01:11 PM   #16
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Oh, I just remembered something! Look inside the glove box. We have one in there, too...
Thanks for the tip: I'll check to see if we are also that lucky!
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Old 09-24-2018, 01:12 PM   #17
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I wouldn't go anywhere and wait for Amazon to ship it to me.
If they can also ship someone with wiring experience...
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I for one dislike the old Huge cumbersome 12v plugs. By now you would think all would be USB.
Except USB is 5 volts, although I think you can get 13 volts off a USB 3 outlet.

At one time there was a move to use 1/4" Mono plugs for 12 VDC accessories in RVs. I had a Trailer where lights in the bunk house had an integrated 1/4" jack to use for fans, etc. But that seems to have disappeared.

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Except USB is 5 volts, although I think you can get 13 volts off a USB 3 outlet.

At one time there was a move to use 1/4" Mono plugs for 12 VDC accessories in RVs. I had a Trailer where lights in the bunk house had an integrated 1/4" jack to use for fans, etc. But that seems to have disappeared.

I do agree. Seems like the giant 12v plug just evolved because of the cigarette lighter size. I like a cleaner wiring look. Just me.
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