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Tired of not having outlets in the bed, and really need a solid energy source for my Dometic fridge/freezer now that fishing and camping season is almost here.

I have a dual battery setup with big fat Odyssey batteries, with a voltage sensing isolator system. I put a 40A breaker at the auxiliary battery, and routed a 10ga wire to the back of the truck. Behind the new outlets is a fused distribution block to separate the three circuits. The lower two outlets are 12V heavy duty locking type sockets. One will power the fridge and the other can be used to charge my jump start box that we use for portable 12V power. These are both hot all the time. The volt meter and the dual 2.1A USB outlet are powered up with the switch, as they are parasitic draws that do not need to be on constantly.

Iím very happy with the outcome and ready to put it to use! Enjoy...




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Looks nice..
Could have used this and had one less hole.
I replaced one of my console 12V plugs with it.
I like that you switched the LED display and USBs.

Posted just in case some else wants to do what you did, I might do it myself..

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I saw that combo unit, but already had the pieces I used. Iíd likely go that route if I did it again, but there is adequate room for the stack of five that I have.

I may go that route on my boat dash though! I have limited space and it would be a good addition to keep an eye on my battery voltage when offshore...


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I saw that combo unit, but already had the pieces I used. Iíd likely go that route if I did it again, but there is adequate room for the stack of five that I have.

I may go that route on my boat dash though! I have limited space and it would be a good addition to keep an eye on my battery voltage when offshore...


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This is so cool. I love it.
Can you show me your 2 battery setup?

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This is so cool. I love it.
Can you show me your 2 battery setup?

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I ordered this kit from Genesis Off-road. https://www.genesisoffroad.com/Produ...e=182%2DTTUDBK

Shane, the owner, was fantastic to work with and answered all of my questions before I purchased. It ainít cheap. There is no way to sugar coat that. But, it will fit my needs better than any other option I could find. Install was easy enough after figuring out the fuse box relocation process. Make sure to download the PDF instruction sheet if you have LED headlights!

There are more than one way to skin a cat, and larger batteries could be installed if youíre willing to give up other space in the cab or bed. I wasnít willing to do that, and I do not need more than two days of battery support for my fridge.

When my boat is due for new batteries, I may use one of Shaneís universal kits.


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I ordered this kit from Genesis Off-road. https://www.genesisoffroad.com/Produ...e=182%2DTTUDBK

Shane, the owner, was fantastic to work with and answered all of my questions before I purchased. It ainít cheap. There is no way to sugar coat that. But, it will fit my needs better than any other option I could find. Install was easy enough after figuring out the fuse box relocation process. Make sure to download the PDF instruction sheet if you have LED headlights!

There are more than one way to skin a cat, and larger batteries could be installed if youíre willing to give up other space in the cab or bed. I wasnít willing to do that, and I do not need more than two days of battery support for my fridge.

When my boat is due for new batteries, I may use one of Shaneís universal kits.


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I'm designing cargo boxes that will mount over our wheel wells. They will work with that bedslide too. When the prototype is finished I'll post pictures. Is that a DC or a CM?

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Mine is a CM. Iím assuming your coat go boxes will mount to the bed track? That would be pretty handy for folks with windoors on their canopies. My windows only tilt out.
Still, cargo boxes would be good for items that donít need regular easy access. Recovery gear, spare items, repair items and associated tools...


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I ordered this kit from Genesis Off-road. https://www.genesisoffroad.com/Produ...e=182%2DTTUDBK

Shane, the owner, was fantastic to work with and answered all of my questions before I purchased. It ainít cheap. There is no way to sugar coat that. But, it will fit my needs better than any other option I could find. Install was easy enough after figuring out the fuse box relocation process. Make sure to download the PDF instruction sheet if you have LED headlights!

There are more than one way to skin a cat, and larger batteries could be installed if youíre willing to give up other space in the cab or bed. I wasnít willing to do that, and I do not need more than two days of battery support for my fridge.

When my boat is due for new batteries, I may use one of Shaneís universal kits.
I don't need 2 batteries, but that is bad ass....

I don't power outlets in the bed either, but I might put them in just to have them..

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Mine is a CM. Iím assuming your coat go boxes will mount to the bed track? That would be pretty handy for folks with windoors on their canopies. My windows only tilt out.
Still, cargo boxes would be good for items that donít need regular easy access. Recovery gear, spare items, repair items and associated tools...


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I have a CM also and yes I do have Windoors.
I've decided to remove the track and use the oem screw holes to mount the boxes. Once the boxes are in, I may remount the tracks to the side of the boxes. I'm still undecided. Like I said, this is a prototype.


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Ok. My actual battery setup. Tight fit, but it all crams in there. 65A/hr per.




And, a couple photos of the fridge and slider tray. The lid juuusssst clears the canopy door hinge without pulling out the Bedslide. The cord could be about two inches shorter, but thatís about it. It is long enough to accommodate the full articulation, but not by a lot!!!

Iím pretty happy with how it all came together, and itíll be nice to be able to venture out for a trip without worrying about ice. Living out of town, itíll also be handy for keeping groceries cold on the way home.



This particular unit is a single chamber that can be a fridge or freezer. Goes down to -8į. I nearly did the dual chamber that has two separate thermostats. Two fridge, two freezer, or one of each. It wasnít too much more money, but double the power consumption. Iíd likely need a bigger auxiliary battery, solar, or both and I didnít want to go that far. A fella at work has this same one and has beat the crap out of it for two years now with fantastic reviews.



The insulated blanket served two purposes. Insulation to reduce cycle times and frequency. It also keeps the fridge from getting dinged up a bit.



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