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Alberto22 06-10-2013 03:17 PM

12v to the bed
 
I'm looking to add a 12v cigarette lighter plug to the bed for either an inverter or extra lighting while I surfcast at night. Any thoughts, Looking for Ideas for set up and mounting locations. Thanks Alberto.

Asur 06-10-2013 05:36 PM

Pretty well anywhere in the side you will find lots of room to put one, but I would suggest Driver side, near the tail gate, easy access when you need it.

http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/a...t-p1040299.jpg

Also, easy to send the wires up to the front of the truck, just follow the frame and all the other wires

gcscott 06-11-2013 07:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Asur (Post 1121540)
Pretty well anywhere in the side you will find lots of room to put one, but I would suggest Driver side, near the tail gate, easy access when you need it.

http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/a...t-p1040299.jpg

Also, easy to send the wires up to the front of the truck, just follow the frame and all the other wires

I have one of the 12 Volt outlets as in the picture. They work great, but they are not waterproof. Make sure you install it under a bed cover or go to a Marine 12v outlet.

Make sure you use a heavier gauge wire for the distance you need to go to get to your battery.

Grubrunner 06-11-2013 07:54 AM

Always a good idea to have extra 12V adapters in the bed of a truck.

Great post, Asur.

Thanks.

Alberto22 06-11-2013 09:00 AM

I'm thinking about a water proof project box with 2 marine grade cigarette lighter plugs with covers wired with heavy gauge positive cable to the battery. time to go shopping..

Hemiman345 06-11-2013 09:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alberto22 (Post 1122138)
I'm thinking about a water proof project box with 2 marine grade cigarette lighter plugs with covers wired with heavy gauge positive cable to the battery. time to go shopping..

why wouldnt you just tap in to the dedicated hot wire on your 7 way trailer plug ?

Alberto22 06-11-2013 09:50 AM

depending on the size inverter I use I might want a larger gauge wire to the battery. Trailer wires are 12g at most? I'm thinking of running at least 4g. Unless I'm wrong.

AzDusty 06-11-2013 10:36 AM

Asur is that the factory spray on bedliner or did you go aftermarket and if so which one?

Asur 06-11-2013 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by AzDusty (Post 1122225)
Asur is that the factory spray on bedliner or did you go aftermarket and if so which one?

I have the factory


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