So Sioux and I are driving up Monday to Jackson, WY to have Denny mount our new Hawk on our new aluminum flat bed. (I sure wish I didn't struggle so much on adding photos to this site.)
Any way, I am super "electrically challenged" and all this talk about amps, wiring size and voltage drop just makes my head spin. Yet I also want (as much as possible) to have this install be done right.
I know the wiring kit from FWC comes with 10 gauge wire from the battery to the camper. Denny says I can bring a heavier gauge and we'll just need to whittle it down to fit their standard connector. So my questions:
1) Is it worthwhile to go with a heavier gauge? If so, what size? 6 or 8 gauge? Bigger? Denny says I only need 14 feet.
2) What type of wire? Stranded? Duplex?
3) Given that we'll be "throttling the wire down" by inserting it into a smaller connector will we lose the value of the heavier gauge?
Thanks in advance and I'll (painfully) try to post photos.