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Old 04-16-2013, 01:10 PM
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I plan to head over to West Marine, on County Line Rd. in Highlands Ranch, to buy the parts needed to properly wire in my ARB. I plan to use a fuse block and mount up plug in sockets to utilize the Hella plug that came with the fridge/freezer. Anyone here been over there and who should I speak to? I plan to use the fridge in multiple rigs and want to wire them up the right way. Thanks! Oh yeah,>
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:29 PM
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I used the ARB wiring loom and ran it to the back. It's a hella/merit socket. I also ran a regular 12v accessory socket under the dash on the passenger side so I could store the fridge in the front seat if I was sleeping in the back.

Personally, I don't like the merit socket at all. The plug falls out much easier than the regular 12v socket when you're bouncing offroad or taking some big hits.

If I had to do it again, I'd use a regular socket in the rear.
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Dean - Take a look at this thread for another option.

http://risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/s...ad.php?t=15718

I had issues with the standard socket plugs vibrating loose, and also losing voltage causing the fridge to shut down. The Powerpole connectors have been solid for my needs, and provide a better and more reliable connection. YMMV.
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I also had a lot of issues with the standard type plugs... I'd recommend doing something else if you can
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Dean - Take a look at this thread for another option.

http://risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/s...ad.php?t=15718

I had issues with the standard socket plugs vibrating loose, and also losing voltage causing the fridge to shut down. The Powerpole connectors have been solid for my needs, and provide a better and more reliable connection. YMMV.
This is just the thread I needed. Thanks Matt, Stan and Marco! Anderson PP it is. I'm off to HRO tomorrow, their about a mile from my home and fridge wire re-configuration facility.
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Here is my install. Starts in post #28. http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/foru...ght=12v+outlet

I used the standard plugs and have not had much issue. Occasionally the standard Engel plug fall out but its generally due to something hitting it. Honestly the plug falls out of the back of the fridge itself more often on me
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This helps out a lot also. Thanks!
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Wow Dean... fridge wiring? HRO? what's next, heated seats?
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Wow Dean... fridge wiring? HRO? what's next, heated seats?
Did you say trouser pleats?
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Dean did ask me the other day if the 62's "entertainment center" accepted MP3 plug in. I had to tell him cassette tape was as advanced as it gets in that truck, but I am getting the CB max tuned at Radio Service Center!
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