Originally Posted by Scott
What is the benefit of having a detachable power cord such as this over the one that comes with the trailer? Just curious as I'm pretty new and still learning about all of this. Thanks!
A few years ago, I was a parts guy at the local RV dealer. About that time the prices for scrap metal including copper were going through the roof.
A few locals who had their campers stored in outdoors or unsecured areas called me looking for replacement cords because their cords had been pulled out, cut off and stolen.
There were two possible solutions to replace the cord:
1- Get a 30 amp extension cord, whack of the female end and hard wire it to the camper like the original.
2- Convert it to a twist plug set-up where the cord can be removed and locked up.
FAA A&P mechanic, ex-RV dealer parts dept
Retired B-52 Gunner/Flight Examiner, B-52 Crew Chief
2016 Jayco Eagle HT 29.5 FBDS w/ 15,000 BTU AC, 50 amp service, upgraded counter top, thermal pane windows, elec. stab jacks, outside grill, backup camera and MORryde pin box.
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