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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-30-2004, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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electric plug?

Is it possible to install an electric plug (the ones in a house) in the bed of the truck? I noticed the new tacomas has this feature and it seems handy.


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-30-2004, 08:42 PM
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Sure it is. You need to install a power inverter. If you aren't familiar with electricity, your truck electical system is 12 volts DC (direct current). To run typical household stuff, you need 110 or 120 volts AC (alternating current). The inverter will either hard wire, or just plug into you power outlet under the dash and change you power output to AC. Most of the ones I have seen have the plug-ins on them, but it would be easy enough to mount some regular plugs to the truck. I was at Pep-Boys today, and they had several styles on the shelf. You can also find them at RV parts suppliers. If you go to purchase one, you need to think about the equipment that you will be powering with it. They come in a lot of sizes, with the most powerful ones being the most expensive.
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ohh... but i want one installed in my trucks' bed... outside... i think that would be so cool!


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All you have to do is put the inverter in the cab somewhere, hardwire it in, and then run a cord to the rear of the bed, with an outdoor automobile plug at the end, from Pep-Boys, or somewhere similar, as Jimmie600 said.

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Cool, i think that would be an awesome feature.


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