Every morning that I’m out camping, I find that I’m standing at the back of the Jeep making tea and breakfast on the tailgate table and could use a spot to charge the phone while back here.
In addition to a charging station, when it’s dark, the tailgate table and cargo area is pretty poorly lit, so this would be a great time to improve on the lighting here.
USB charging port:
Waterproof USB Charger Adapter Socket 12-24V Outlet Power Jack
You need to pull apart your subwoofer box – once you know the secret attachment point under the seat belt mechanism it’s really not too difficult.
Depending on how much of an audiophile you are, cutting holes in a sealed subwoofer box is not ideal. In my case, I’m not too worried about the quality of sound, but to solve any ‘air leaks’, you’d want to seal the switch and usb port with silicone or rtv sealant.
In addition, I’ve tied into constant 12V source from the existing power outlet back here. You may prefer to use a switched supply and in this case you’ll need to run a new 12 volt switched source from the front to back here.
For a current summary of my vehicle build out, please click here.