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bucketlisttx 04-03-2016 02:25 PM

Starting from scratch and need some direction
 
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Doing a full monte and I am ready to put the new subfloor down.
69 Caravel (18ft)
Before I do that I'm trying make sure I do all the pre-wiring I should while the trailer is in this current state.
DOES ANYONE HAVE A RECOMMENDATION AS FAR AS A THREAD THAT I CAN READ UP ON WHAT I NEED TO DO NOW?
Thus far I've only set up the new plug at the front of the trailer and run those wires the length of the frame. Pictures attached.
Do I need to wire anything as far the "shore power" is concerned?

Ultradog 04-03-2016 03:05 PM

In another life I did a lot of welding and built a bunch of trailers. What I always did was to buy 1/2" PVC conduit and run all of my wires in that. It's easy to work with and you can slide a wire out and replace it if something goes wrong.
Fasten them securely to the frame with conduit clips so they don't bounce and clatter around.
Run one from up in front all the way back to the tail lights.
Now days with all the communication stuff changing so rapidly I would also run a length of 3/4" PVC and make allowances to come up into the areas under the sink, battery charger, rear trap door and behind the fridge. That would let you expand the electronic aspects of your trailer in the future.

Isuzusweet 04-03-2016 03:26 PM

Great job so far....

If it was me I would not try to get too far ahead of yourself. I would get the plumbing roughed in before the electrical. Get the new Coosa subfloor on and the body back on, insulated and then run wire.

I have included a thread from a gentleman who lives not too far away from me. He would be a very good person to PM and ask for advice.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f44/...ns-113780.html

Cheers
Tony


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