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Old 03-31-2010, 06:05 PM   #1
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Adding an Exterior 110v Outlet to my Sovereign

I want to add an exterior 110v outlet to the curbside of my Sovereign. Has anybody else done this? How about to a 70s Sovereign? If you have, how did you go about doing it? Did you just tap into an existing outlet? Where did you mount it?

I have a 110v outlet at my curbside storage compartment that I really don't use. I was thinking about removing this outlet and mounting the exterior outlet near the storage compartment door and using this wiring. Thoughts on this approach??
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:13 PM   #2
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I added a 120V outlet to my '59. I wanted to use a single right angle twist lok receptacle with a short cord that would lay flat against the side of the trailer.

There aren't any twist-lok GFCI outlets available, so I put a feed through 20a GFCI on the inside and wired through it to the nearby outside twist-lok.

I think you could do the same. Just replace the outlet in the curbside with a GFCI, and extend the wiring to the exterior outlet fitted with a nice weathertight cover.
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:47 PM   #3
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AS put it on the ground fault circuit from the bathroom, on our MH.
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:39 PM   #4
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Thanks Mark and Dave.

No other responses to this thread? I'd love to get some feedback from those who've done this modification to a 70s model, especially a Sovereign.
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Mike, Ours has an outlet on the outside. I always thought it was factory installed. It is near the rear access door behind the wheel well. Want a picture? The trailer is here at the house for another day while I install the new fantastic fan in the bathoom and pull out the screen frames to paint and replace screens.
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:55 PM   #6
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Mike, Ours has an outlet on the outside. I always thought it was factory installed. It is near the rear access door behind the wheel well. Want a picture? The trailer is here at the house for another day while I install the new fantastic fan in the bathoom and pull out the screen frames to paint and replace screens.
Yes, Mike, I'd love a pic. That's exactly where I was thinking about installing mine.

If yours is factory, your Sovereign would be the first '72 I've come across.

I did the screen work last week. Painted one, sanded the paint completely off another, installed several screens, and bug proofed a few more.
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Here are a few shots. The first is outside location of ours. The second shows where it ends up on the inside. (you could move it back a little to clear that wall ((it is the head of the bed/ closet wall)) the third is where you COULD put it (Green tape) and have the wires run from the same line as the Univolt power. (ours is now Intelli power) if you take the floor out of the closet you will have enough room to work on the inside (that would put it between the tape and our existing outlet. THERE IS POWER UNDER THE TUB to tap into. I hope this helps a little.
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this may help also
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Awesome! Thanks, Mike, for the pics!
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When are you going to attempt this installation? I may be available to assist.

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When are you going to attempt this installation? I may be available to assist.
Cool, Brad. I'm going to tackle this Saturday morning.
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Should be doable. You have all the parts you need? I have a some 12-2 and 12-3 wire if we need it. I'll call you.

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Old 04-01-2010, 07:29 PM   #13
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I think I'm good to go. I'll PM you.
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Just a reminder to those of you who saw this earlier thread on the subject. This is the outlet cover I'll be using.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f44/...t-60878-2.html
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