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Old 12-03-2014, 08:18
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I wondered has anyone had extra electric sockets added to their caravan. I would like some added to our ABI Horizon - only really for lamps etc. I would appreciate advice whether this is possible and an idea of cost please.

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we thought about having it done but in the end opted for an extension cable with four sockets in it, it hides away nicely and I can plug my lamps, phone and a radio too..
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Hi, here's some threads for you discussing this work, haven't seen any prices yet (needs to be done by a qualified person) for safety reasons we can't advocate doing this work yourself I'm afraid

As Tia said, many of us use extension leads, just don't overload one socket too much, and find out the power supply of your site too to avoid tripping your electric be careful where you trail leads too



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This is probably the best thread, I'd grab a cupper if I were you
http://www.gostatic.co.uk/showthread...trical+sockets

Amperage usage list
http://www.gostatic.co.uk/showthread...ghlight=Ampage

Threads discussing electrics
http://www.gostatic.co.uk/search.php?searchid=587299

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I wondered has anyone had extra electric sockets added to their caravan. I would like some added to our ABI Horizon - only really for lamps etc. I would appreciate advice whether this is possible and an idea of cost please.

Thanks in advance

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I've had extra sockets so I can say it is possible but can't help with costs I'm afraid. My neighbour is the site electrician and he did mine for nothing.
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Thanks for your replies. I will take your advice and look into it further.
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Please bare in mind that the UK electrical changes mean you cannot add wiring yourself, you can replace a light fitting, plug socket, light switch yourself but not adapt or change the existing wiring, that has to be done by a professional and signed off. The usual socket wiring on a van is from the internal fuse box, down and out under the van and then up to the area where the socket is, so any additions would be via that route.

You need to know if your fuse box can handle the extra wiring and has a free or empty space for the fuse switch. Also check with your site if they are okay, they may do it for you and your insurance as it may invalidate it.

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I want to change the plugs in our van to chrome or brushed stainless steel effect. Are they just regular domestic plugs or special caravan ones?
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Hi Andy, yes you should be okay to replace the sockets/light switches with regular fittings.

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