My 2008 Tacoma PreRunner Double Cab does not come with the "household appliance" plug in the bed (forgive my lingo but that's what I know it by) & I would not want one there anyways. However. I would like to have one in the cab. From the little that I have read the factory one is weak.
I would like to find a compromise between power & the Tacoma's battery life so I am thinking of a 1000 watt power inverter. Basically, I need something that can power my laptop, battery chargers for drills, air pump & a small TV (13" screen). Not at the same time ofcourse & the TV will only be on rare ocassions like a hurricane aftermath for example. Also, I want to add one power outlet (like the 2 front ones) for the rear occupants so if there is an inverter that brings both that would be awesome. If not, how can I power the 12v power outlet? Also, How do I power the inverter.
P.S. I just did the "constant hot" mod for both front outlets. I have had a cell phone charging there for 2 hours so far & no issues. (I am just testing it). I used to charge my cell phone overnight in my Saturn Vue & NEVER had a battery issue but I like to double & triple check everything & I finally had time to do this today!
F.Y.I. I followed the instructions on the link below but instead of the jumper wire I simply opened the relay & bent the tab down to make contact with the other tab. I guess I "bridged" it. I then put the cap back over the relay, plugged it in & done. CONSTANT POWER without even buying a piece of wire. It took me 30 minutes for everything, start to finish.
2005 Tacoma Constant Cigarette Ligher & Power Outlet Voltage Mod