Shore Power

#vanlife .

I need more power

When we were tent camping, we rarely had the opportunity to plug anything in and had few power requirements beyond our flashlights.  Our new van has a small refrigerator, a roof fan, USB charging ports and lights so we have an electrical setup with a battery charged from the van alternator to power them.  We did not expect to have much opportunity to “plug-in.”

As it turns out there are actually many camp sites that have 110V power available.   We found ourselves dropping an extension cord out the back more often than we first thought we would.  It was a pain to open the back doors to do that especially with our bikes attached to the back.

So I bought a Marinco receptacle, drilled a 1 7/8 hole in the bumper, cut a 14 ga, 3 wire outside extension cord, ran it through the pass through in the drivers rear behind the bumper and can now easily plug in. (I couldn’t bring myself to correct this since it made me laugh! – Mrs Ram)


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