I have a slide-in custom camper build that I am presently engulfed in constructing. I am attempting to figure out some means/methods whereby I can route some heavy gauge (2AWG) conductors through both the side wall of my camper and perhaps my truck bed. There will be a disconnection point towards the front of the bed provided by utilizing the unisex connectors, (Forklift connectors) made by Anderson for the disconnection means.
My area of concern and what I am presently searching for are the following:
I have been toying with the idea of whether or not I should use a hole-saw and cut a hole through my truck's bed and grommet the hole to route cables through. Remember, these cables will have those high amperage cables fitted with the larger style Anderson connectors. So the hole must be at least large enough to allow passage. I really do not want to cut a hole in my truck bed so I may just end up running cables between cab and bed, draping the cables over the bed.
But I was wondering in the event I should need to run cables through the bed if there are specially designed grommets for this type of application? I am familiar with the typical plastic type and such, not the type I am looking for. I would desire a very rigid, very resilient type that encases the area from both sides. Basically sandwiching that area, if you will.
Also, are there any wire management options for storage of unused cables under truck bed such as metal boxes, trays, troughs, etc; when the camper is not in the truck bed? I could certainly craft something along these lines, just was not sure if there was already something on the market that would fit the bill? Plus, time is a precious, precious commodity around here so to locate something that might already be floating around, would be ideal.
My other item I need to get my hand on, is a grommet with a built in rubber dust cover made for cable passage. This would work great for the passage of the cables through my 1.21" side wall to prevent all the unwanteds from entering. I am not sure what such an apparatus would even be called or labeled so that I can execute a decent search regarding same.