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Post Shore Power Via Fuel Door

I thought I'd seen some photos and info of a slick-looking install of a shore power receptacle via the rubber circle just below the fuel tank fill receptacle in a non-diesel Promaster. Has anyone done this? Anyone have a link to the installation that was done?

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I thought I'd seen some photos and info of a slick-looking install of a shore power receptacle via the rubber circle just below the fuel tank fill receptacle in a non-diesel Promaster. Has anyone done this? Anyone have a link to the installation that was done?

It went through here(the X):



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I was just thinking of doing the same thing. I was a little worried about sparks near the gas cap, but it probably isn't an issue?

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Hmmmm, gas and sparks... what could go wrong???

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This seems like a terrible idea. If there's any load the plug can and will spark (arc technically).

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Is there room on the inside for 3-5 foot of excess feed wire to coil inside/under the van body? Then just pull through the slit rubber plug to get the connecting receptacle a decent distance from the gasoline cap. Close the fuel door over the feed wire and plug into shore power. Find a rubber cap, empty female receptacle, or something to put over the male plug when not in use. Pull out a foot of electrical feed cord when refueling.
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I believe it's KA-BOOM!

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And when it happens you just hear the KA............

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much better option

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There's another mention of this install elsewhere on the forum . And many positive replies regarding sparks, vapor and confined space. My reasoning on my install went like this :
PROS : I won't be driving away plugged in as I would have to step over the cord. No punching holes in the van. In my case this is a good entry area to the interior for AC (panel location). With a few adjustments I should be able to close the door all plugged in.
CONS: Fuel vapors present with cap off , and a spark when unplugged and a load . Would make a good FAIL video ( if no injuries ). A place for water intrusion into the inner sheetmetal if seals are not maintained.
Owner would have to have a FOOLPROOF unplugging routine in place , turn off all loads, gas cap tight, good ventilation, etc.
As for the fumes, the dash will lite up if the cap is loose. Part of the emission system. All vapors are routed to the charcoal cannister and recycled back to the engine when running.
I used a firewall grommet all siliconed up to enter the interior to keep water out. The only hole cut (so far).
Proceed at your own risk.
And I also like other member's rear entry (of AC) so if you do drive away , the cord just gets left behind for the next camper.
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