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Old 09-15-2022, 08:53 PM   #1
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Electric wire routing

Our main electrical runs end at the back of the wheel wells.

Would you recommend running it back under the bed frame, and around to the other wheel well?

Or would you cut a couple holes in the floor and route it under the bus?

If you think under is best what is your keeping it dry inside?


(Most of our electrical runs are on the passenger side of the bus. The inverter and all the electrical cabinet are on the driver's side. )


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Old 10-05-2022, 04:46 PM   #2
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Yeah I would drill though the floor and run it under the bus and back up through the floor. We used MC cable for our entire system, but it would be easiest to to use it in this situation as well. As far as sealing the penetrations I just used a good construction adhesive / sealant like sika.
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Old 10-05-2022, 06:05 PM   #3
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Agreed on the 12VDC lines. I ran the feed from the battery to a subpanel under floor in a piece of garden hose to waterproof it and protect it.

For 120VAC I kept everything inside the bus. Length of wire is not as much an issue and I just felt it made more sense for my situation.
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Old 10-07-2022, 01:03 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. We routed it under the bus in a heavy wire loom!

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