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The Legacy Elite I trailer has two interior 12v ports and one dual USB port located under the cabinets just before you get to the bed.  We replaced one of the 12V ports to a dual USB port after we discovered our USB adaptor for the 12V port pulls out easily. I would frequently end up with my phone not charged the next morning.🙁  Perhaps it was just my adapter as the 12v ports have a twist-lock feature that is supposed to reduce this from happening.   Can't ever think of a reason we would ever need the 12v port anyway and this allows my wife and I to charge our phones and apple watches (4 USB ports now).   Here is a link to what I installed:

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Installation was very simple as you can access the 12v port via the access hatch within the cabinet.   Simply unscrew the holding ring from the back of the 12v port, lower it down to slide off the connectors (make sure you look at the color of the + wire as you will need to hookup correctly on the replacement plug), put the new holding ring onto the wires if you do not use the existing holder, attach the new dual usb plug to the +/- wires correctly, and reinstall into the existing hole.    Total time to replace was about 5 min.

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2018 F150 XLT Supercrew 5.0 4x4  

2020 Oliver Legacy Elite I  *  Hull #664

Located SE Texas Region

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That's a great idea, and one I will probably adopt. We have two 12v ports in our 2008, and having to carry an adaptor would be one less item to remember.

We did something similar on the boat. Why not in the Ollie?

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1 hour ago, QuestionMark said:

Can't ever think of a reason we would ever need the 12v port anyway and this allows my wife and I to charge our phones and apple watches (4 USB ports now).

I have an elte 2 with both USB and 12V connections available in the kitchen and dining areas. but the attic has only 12V (or110). 

Seems like there is always a need for another USB port and most of the time the 12V ports remain empty. 

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mjrendon,

The smaller Elite 1 trailer also has a 12v port located in the attic.  Post this install, we now have two open 12v ports (1 under cabinet, 1 attic) and 2 dual usb ports.   Perhaps we will need the 12v ports for other uses we just haven't come across yet.   For now, wife and I are both happy we can now charge our phones/watches at the same time without the need of an adapter.   

 

 

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2018 F150 XLT Supercrew 5.0 4x4  

2020 Oliver Legacy Elite I  *  Hull #664

Located SE Texas Region

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https://olivertraveltrailers.com/forums/topic/2600-how-to-install-a-dual-high-output-21-amp-21-amp-usb-charger/

I never use those round sockets for anything.....

John Davies

Spokane WA

"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

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We have six of the 12 volt ports and ten of the USB ports. Four of the 12 volt ports are in constant use and three of the USB ports always have something plugged into them with an additional two more in almost constant use charging something. I have installed them in places that are handy and, being all about overkill, I want whichever port I need to be within arm's reach. We have a lot of batteries that are constantly being charged, cameras, drone, Go-Pro's, walkies-talkies, etc.

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