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Power for camper shell

Hello Gents,

I will be adding a camper shell to my truck next week and I need a 12v power source to run the interior lights. It needs to be hot at all times so that you can open the camper and turn the light on with the key off.

Any recommendations for a power source? I can run it from the battery but if there was another source closer to the back of the bed on the drivers side that would be great.

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The super easy thing to do would be to get a simple touch light. But they also sell bed light sets that have led lights that go under the lip of the bed. You cant even see the lights but they do a good job.

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Thanks for that, the camper has the lights installed, I just need a 12v feed for them.

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You can pull 12V from your trailer harness. For my camper shell I spliced into the power for rear tail light as it was convenient. Only hitch is I have to have key on power, or tap the key fob to light the lights on. I dont sleep back there, just use it for hauling. THe 20 seconds of light with the key fob is enough for what I need

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I ended up running a feed form the battery to the camper so that I have power available at all times. That way if I am sleeping in it the lights will work.

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Just finished a snugtop install this weekend. Three wires to find; 1) +12v 2) brake light 3) GND.

1) I picked up the +12v constant at the battery on a separate 10amp fuse

2) the brake wire is separately labeled taped to wire bundle under left rear side of bed (grey with a stripe if I remember correctly)

3). Grounded the third wire to the chassis on an existing bolt.



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You can make your trailer feed constant but removing the relay under the hood and jump the pins. Use two spade connectors and some 12ga. wire. The 12V feed has its own 30A fuse so you're protected.

Chevy and most Dodge's have the trailer feed hot all the time. I'm not sure why Ford chose the opposite.

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