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    Default Power inside the bed

    I am looking to run a 2gauge wire into the rear of my bed, and then have a power distribution block. I would use a 50amp inline fuse up in the engine compartment.

    The question is: how do I get the wire in to the bed? I've crawled under there and see no grommets or any other type holes. Any ideas?

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    Worst comes to worse drill yourself a hole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ippielb View Post
    Worst comes to worse drill yourself a hole.
    Yeah, thought of that but wanted to avoid it if possible!

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    On my 05' Silverado there were several small holes in the front of the bed behind the cab, I used a coat hanger and fished them through that. The bed is hollow in the middle sandwiched between two pieces of sheetmetal on each side, I got it threaded all the way back to where the tail lights were and then I hit a dead end and had to pull it all back out. That was 4 hours of crawling around on my back for nothing, and on the NNBS trucks I have no idea. Just sharing an experience of mine, drilling holes in a new truck sucks I know but it just might have to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ippielb View Post
    Worst comes to worse drill yourself a hole.
    agreed. run along the length of the frame (with loom of course) and drill a hole just large enough for the grommet and cable. thats what......15 mins?! what exactly are you running 2AWG to the bed for?
    that rug really tied the room together, man.

    i am the walrus. shut up donny.

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    To be safe. I have hooked up some mini-led rope lights for the bed, down each side and along the cab. I will also, hopefully, be installing an electric winch.

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    Ahh....I see. How's that batt switcher coming along?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheUnit View Post
    Ahh....I see. How's that batt switcher coming along?!?
    I'm not gonna' go with one. I just hooked both batteries up to the alternator. I used 1/0 wire I got from a welding shop. Short run from the #2 battery to the alternator, longer to the original battery. But seems to be working great!

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    In my 05 Silverado i have 2 rear Flashing Blue Whelen Tir3's mounted. I ran my power wire along the frame and was able to come up the side by the rear tail lights, Take on of the tail lights off and look down. You should have more than enough space to run whatever you so desire. i posted a picture of the lights, not the best as in close but it can be done.

    If you look to either side, you can see where i have the wire loom running into a eye lit for my wires just above them.


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    Thanks Triton! That is exactly what I need to do! SUPER!!!

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