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Postby TomS » Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:27 am

I finally wired up my electrical system yesterday.

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I have more photos on my web site (the wireing photos start at slide 27).
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Postby toypusher » Sat Aug 27, 2005 11:53 am

Clean, Tom, really clean! I like it and wish that I had taken more time on my wiring. Great Job!

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Postby SteveH » Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:25 pm

Tom,

Your wiring looks very nice. Some questions...where'd you get the battery, and what did you have to pay?

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Postby DestinDave » Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:41 pm

Very nice, very neat job Tom... Hope mine looks as good (whenever that day comes)... Dave
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Postby TomS » Sat Aug 27, 2005 4:25 pm

SteveH wrote:Tom,

Your wiring looks very nice. Some questions...where'd you get the battery, and what did you have to pay?

Thanks,


Thanks for the Kudos folks.

Steve, I got the battery from a local auto parts store. It cost me $160. I got an $8 refund for turning in an old non-working trolling motor battery. My final cost was $152 + 5% Mass. sales tax.

There are much cheaper deep cycle batteries out there. The Kuffel Creek plans call for a tounge mounted battery box. I installed my battery in the lower galley cabinet to reduce my tounge weight. This small cabinet also houses my fusebox and inverter. I used the Optima yellow top battery because it is sealed. It won't outgas unless I severly over charge it.
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Postby Loader » Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:05 pm

Tom,

I know this is an old post, however, when looking at yor battery install, is that the earth ground (ground block to trailer frame) I see going through the floor at the bottom front right corner of the battery? What did you seal it with? Silicone?

I am doing a very similar install...... ok, I copied yours! :lol:

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Postby Ira » Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:44 pm

Earl, I was wondering why the heck this post was resurrected.

I thought Tom built a SECOND one!!!
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Postby TomS » Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:46 pm

Loader wrote:I know this is an old post, however, when looking at yor battery install, is that the earth ground (ground block to trailer frame) I see going through the floor at the bottom front right corner of the battery? What did you seal it with? Silicone?

I am doing a very similar install...... ok, I copied yours! :lol: !


No Earl, that wire passing through the floor connects my tailight circuit to the license plate holder mounted on my hatch. I did not ground the the battery to the frame. I sealed it with latex caulk.

No Ira, I am not building another trailer right now. But, I think about it all the time. For the time beiing, I'm planning trips and shopping for accessories for the upcomming camping season.
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Postby Loader » Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:41 am

Thanks Tom! No earth/frame ground on the battery. I thought one would want that ground in place. Like a car's 12v system.
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Postby Miriam C. » Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:28 am

I am bring this back to the top of the page because it is done so well and there have been a lot of new people who might find it useful.

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Postby Loader » Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:00 am

Tom, did do a great job on his set up. What do they say, imitation is the greatest flattery.

I copied Tom's idea, just need to add the inverter and order my deltran unit. Otherwise, all wired up.


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Postby PaulC » Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:23 pm

Earl, They call it a floating circuit when it is not earthed to your frame. Provided everything is fused and earthed directly to the battery you basically have a torch type circuit. No problems with doing it this way and eases the problem of crossed circuits with the vehicle if you have a short in either.
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Postby TomS » Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:00 pm

Loader wrote:Tom, did do a great job on his set up. What do they say, imitation is the greatest flattery.


Yes. And great minds think alike. Thanks for the complements :thumbs up1:
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Postby Loader » Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:09 am

PaulC wrote:Earl, They call it a floating circuit when it is not earthed to your frame. Provided everything is fused and earthed directly to the battery you basically have a torch type circuit. No problems with doing it this way and eases the problem of crossed circuits with the vehicle if you have a short in either.
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Thanks Paul! That's just what I wanted to hear!
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Postby srfrcrux » Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:42 pm

I copied Tom's idea, just need to add the inverter and order my deltran unit. Otherwise, all wired up. Loader

I would like to copy this set up as well... :thumbsup:

just a quick question about it:
Curious about your wiring...the 2 120v plugs that you plug into your inverter are they wired to the fuse box or just to the outlets themselves...if so how many outlets do they provide power to? Any info or pics that would be useful are greatly appreciative!!!!
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