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Old 09-22-2016, 09:57 AM   #1
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Converting power cord to removable

Has anyone converted their power cord to be removable? Shoving that cord back in that little spot is a total pain. I would like to plug the cord in on the side of that trailer and then I can store elsewhere, when not in use.
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:14 AM   #2
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Has anyone converted their power cord to be removable? Shoving that cord back in that little spot is a total pain. I would like to plug the cord in on the side of that trailer and then I can store elsewhere, when not in use.
Several folks have done that mod. Use the search function "detachable cord" to pull up a few threads on the subject.

IIRC there were none with regrets.
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Mustang65 has done this. Check his profile. He's a good guy and could probably help out.


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Thanks for the referral
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Amazon has a few conversion kits available. Looks like a pretty easy install.

https://www.amazon.com/Marinco-30ARV...3WV9AFH6J4W0ME

StormPOD: MOD - Making the 30 amp Cord Detachable

http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...ion-35793.html
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Old 09-26-2016, 10:43 AM   #6
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I've got the kit, but haven't done it yet. I was trying to get my dealer to cut a door into the rear of the camper, so I could install a surge suppressor back there at the same time I did the conversion, and use the same space to store the disconnected cord. His price was a bit.... high. And since I am still under warranty, I haven't pulled the trigger on installing the kit yet. Every time it takes me more than one try to shove the cord back in, I keep questioning why I am waiting.
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I went to do this right after I got my camper a couple of years back. I went to the dealer and gathered all the components to convert the cord to a twist lock. The parts guy knew me from being there enough and knew my camper was new and told me that if I did that while the camper was under the Jayco warranty, it would totally void the warranty. He even brought the service manager over and we had a good discussion about the warranty and doing mods. Thus said, I put the parts back. The camper is now out of the Jayco warranty and will probably do this in the future. Just a little heads up.
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I went to the dealer and gathered all the components to convert the cord to a twist lock. The parts guy knew me from being there enough and knew my camper was new and told me that if I did that while the camper was under the Jayco warranty, it would totally void the warranty..
If you call Jayco, it does not TOTALLY VOID your warranty. It will void the Jayco portion of the warranty on all electrical equipment in the TT, but if that were to happen for some unforeseen BIG goof-up, you still have the manufacture's product warranty (which is what Jayco uses when something goes bad) that will more than likely replace the item(s) in question. It will affect your warranty for leaks in the general vicinity of the outside wall access panel that you worked on, it will not have an affect on any other portion of your TT.

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If you call Jayco, it does not TOTALLY VOID your warranty. It will void the Jayco portion of the warranty on all electrical equipment in the TT, but if that were to happen for some unforeseen BIG goof-up, you still have the manufacture's product warranty (which is what Jayco uses when something goes bad) that will more than likely replace the item(s) in question. It will affect your warranty for leaks in the general vicinity of the outside wall access panel that you worked on, it will not have an affect on any other portion of your TT.

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Under the Magnuson Moss warranty act, Jayco would have to prove that something you did caused the failure of a covered part. If you swapped out your cord and a week later the refrigerator control board went bad and nothing else happened to anything else electrical they would have to prove your actions took out the fridge Control Board.

You are certainly giving them a way to try and escape the claim but the burden of proof remains on them.
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Extension Cord

I just bought a 25' Camco 30 amp extension cord and attache that to the stock cord. I just have to pull enough of the stock cord to attach the extension. Works perfect.
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