I am going to have to run a 8 gauge wire positive and negative to my lance camper exclusive plug. I am going run off the battery to a battery disconnect then to a fuse then to the plug. I am planning to run under the truck cause i don't like messing with the trim in the truck, it makes me nervous.
I was curious how most of you do it. Do you run under the cab area of the truck or do you run under the plastic trim and drill a hole through the cab area by the bed?
What I do now is put a 40 amp circut breaker at the + post on the battery then run 8 ga. Anchor Marine wiring to and along frame then up inbetween the bed walls then out the stake pocket openings inside the bed. I terminate the wire with a Anderson 50 amp Red power connector. Made for Winches. Cabelas has them.
The ground goes back to truck frame.
I then take Lances truck side wire harness and splice open the insulation about 1 1/2 ft from the plug exposeing the 8 ga blk and white wires. I install the Anderson connector there. On the other end of Lances wiring I install a 7 way plug for the lights on the Lance so I can insert it into the tow receptable. If you have a long bed you may have to add some lenght.
This way there is no drilling into bed. No spliceing into truck harness. You get a safe and strong 12 V connection from the battery. Easy to install/uninstall every camping trip. Easy to reach.
I've had the Lance on 4 trucks and got tired of drilling,etc. on the second one.
2011 F350 Super Duty,SRW, 6.7 PowerStroke,Crew Cab,Lariet,4x4, 3.55 Locking Diff ,Short Box.Timbrens,Happy Jack's, Gator Guard bed liner, Penda bed mat.
2012 Lance 855S 9K Coleman A/C,Duel Batteries