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I should have paid closer attention. My query about glass mount antennas was to the other chap here who uses one for his GME CB.
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Old 11-28-2015, 11:18 PM
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Re: The Towing thread

Someone has suggested that I can use the power outlet in the rear of the Jeep Grand Cherokee to power an Anderson plug for a power supply for a caravan.

I think that it's a 20a circuit. Would that be enough to supply whatever a caravan requires?

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I would run any Anderson plug connections from the battery, not an accessory outlet.
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Depends on the caravan to an extent, but the short answer is no. If the caravan has a three-way fridge, it's a definite no.

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Re: The Towing thread

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Someone has suggested that I can use the power outlet in the rear of the Jeep Grand Cherokee to power an Anderson plug for a power supply for a caravan.

I think that it's a 20a circuit. Would that be enough to supply whatever a caravan requires?

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Barboots is correct. Not sure what your advisor tows with an onboard battery.

You could tap into the existing circuit to switch a solenoid that will cut in /out and Anderson plug connection with the ignition cycle, however would strongly recommend a 6BS run direct to the battery with an in line fuse of 50 to 60 AMPS depending upon your needs and use the solenoid to protect the car battery. I currently have a straight run to the back of the car that is permanently live. I will be modifying this to have a solenoid, an internal battery charging point (fridges for the use of) and a spur to the outside on an isolator.

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Ok thanks guys. How many amps does a 3 way fridge draw?
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Ok thanks guys. How many amps does a 3 way fridge draw?
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They will draw about 6 or 7 amps (75 Watts) on cool cycle for that one item. Whilst well within the capacity of the fuse (and possibly the car wiring), it's the current drop that kills the proposal. You can't get all 10 to 20 AMPS back to the trailer with small cables, hence the 50 AMP 6 BS set up on most tow cars.

You can power a small fridge in the boot (I do it all the time with a 40 lt Waeco), but even that supply phases my 80 lt waeco and it throws error lights at me when plugged in to that socket using my extra long power cable.

If you are going to do some towing with a trailer/van battery, get the big stuff fitted. It will save a lot of grief in the long run.

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Is anyone running a 50 lt waeco direct from the factory point in the rear.
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Where have you mounted your glass mount antenna? Any photos to go by? Thanks.
sorry about the slow reply. here are the photos.
the cable runs from the aerial tucked under the edge of roof lining then down the a pillar and into the dash.
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Mjt57.

Barboots is correct. Not sure what your advisor tows with an onboard battery.

You could tap into the existing circuit to switch a solenoid that will cut in /out and Anderson plug connection with the ignition cycle, however would strongly recommend a 6BS run direct to the battery with an in line fuse of 50 to 60 AMPS depending upon your needs and use the solenoid to protect the car battery. I currently have a straight run to the back of the car that is permanently live. I will be modifying this to have a solenoid, an internal battery charging point (fridges for the use of) and a spur to the outside on an isolator.

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likewise. big cable from the battery .use the power outlet to run a solenoid to turn the power to the caravan off when the engine is off so you don't get a flat car battery. ive run this setup for thousands of k's without problems
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Is anyone running a 50 lt waeco direct from the factory point in the rear.
If it's a Danfoss powered one it'd have the same guts as my Bushboy fridge. Yes it'll run from the rear socket, but the voltage drop doesn't help efficiency... especially in particularly hot weather when the run times get longer.

You might snap the fuse given the worst variables, ending up with warm beer before you notice. Anyone need more coercion?

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