Hymer 12 volt supply

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    Hi, I am going to add a 12 volt distribution point to my Hymer B644 (rear lounge configuration) does anyone know an easy place I can pick up from an existing 12v wire near the kitchen or wardrobe area. I know I may have to run a wire to the dashboard if I can't find one but it would be tidier if I pick up from the middle of the Hymer. Anyone have any advice or experience with this?

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    I ran wires to a 12 volt distribution from the leisure batteries. Quite easy to hide the wires in the under seat lockers, and no chance of depleting the starter battery.

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    It rather depends on what use you intend to make of the new supply. If it's for lighting or a phone charger (for example) you can use any existing feed. If it's for a vacuum cleaner or an invertor you'll need a new heavy cable with its own fuse. I have the B584. For a medium duty supply you could use the electric step supply if the door is where mine is.
     
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    I too ran an independent supply from the leisure bank, independently fused, for use at the front, for lap top charging etc.

    Has the 584 got a media cupboard over the fridge? If so there is a 12volt supply in it that could be used for light use, such as phone charging etc, but I agree, if heavy use, then heavier wire direct from the leisure batteries.
     
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    Thank you for the fast replies, there is a media cupboard above the fridge, the 12v power supply accessory socket is mounted on the back wall & I can just get my fingers in behind & feel the retaining nut. I can't get anything to in to undo it though. Does anyone know where the wire goes or any ideas how I can undo the socket?
     
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