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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 16-10-2021, 17:01 Thread Starter
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Running wires around motorhome.

I have a 2005 Swift motorhome and I want to run some 12V wires around inside to put USB sockets a) by where the table goes and b) up by the bed, for charging phones. Does anyone have advice on how to run wires inside the walls? Is this possible, even? Or must I resort to putting it inside trunking?
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I needed to put wiring through for a reversing camera on our Kontiki 2003 and I used trunking, the walls are composite AFAIK and going through those would be extremely difficult.

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there are several ways depending on the layout of the cupboards etc and of course how tidy you want it your tools and abilities.


Generally I would start next to the leisure batteries but not connected, usually, these are below a bed/seat so you could opt for ease and have them at that height and save a lot of work, or if the wardrobe is handy to the bed, go up inside that then into an upper locker and proceed from there, B&Q do a wood effect or plain white trunking with elbows and tees to hide it all.


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Have a look inside the Thetford cassette cubby to see if you have a "natural" void running from front to back of the MH as far as the habitation battery.


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Ensure that you use plenty of clips to secure the cable run, the last thing you want is a rattling cable that you can no longer reach due to a cupboard being built around it. Also, avoid connecting cables together if you can, try to use one long run of cable.

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Sorry dont know the van layout to advise on the runs but ensure you fuse the cable runs at the 12v source feed to protect the cable.

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