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I was going to run TECK aka LFMC, but then I figured that would be TOO overkill. But some overkill is good. It just costs more. Sealtite LFNMC is cheap (compared to TECK), I have several rolls of the stuff, they cut easily with hose cutters, those thread-in terminations are quick to use and it maintains minimum bend radius for me automatically. I figure the underside of a vehicle probably sees more wetness and other crap hitting it than attached to an air conditioner or hot tub beside a building.
I wired my shed in the backyard all with 3/4" EMT... certainly not required but I did it anyway. I'm obsessed with conduit. I do data/com structured cabling in pipe too, makes future add-ons and repairs easy. It just takes a lot more people-hours but for my own stuff I have all the time in the world. Same with my truck.
Yeah, NMWU or UF would probably work, but how would you approach waterproofing the entry point to the 5-15R outlet or into the cab? I guess I should see what the backside of the Taco outlet (that was suggested earlier) looks like. Maybe it's even just a plug-in connector.
The alternative is to get 14/3 SJOOW cable and a cord grip end, if it works for vehicle block heater cords it should work for this.
How does the Toyota inverter and power outlet system deal with potential fault scenarios? Just relies on the OEM inverter being a little 400W model and tripping off in a fault condition? I have a 2500W inverter in my truck (full load spread across 2 circuits) so it theoretically has the potential to deliver as much current as a building circuit can.
Not saying anyone has to do it the way I'm doing it, but I'm just doing a similar add-on and just sharing my procedure for anyone to pick ideas off of. I agree there are a dozen ways to accomplish the same thing, I rationalize my methods with my thought process but I acknowledge that it's not the only way.
2011 F-350 SD - SRW XLT FX4 CCLB: 6.7L PSD, 6R140, 3.55:1 EL, Job 2 / BDS 6" 4-Link, Fox 2.0, 38x13.50R18, 18x9 Fuel D525, H&S Gearhead MCC.
2015 RAM 3500 - SRW ST D28L92 4x4 CCLB: B6.7, G56, 3.42:1 / DPF SCR Removed.