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Old 07-25-2013, 03:34 PM   #1
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Power cord replacement

Is it better to replace the shore power cord or just to change the male plug ?

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Old 07-25-2013, 03:39 PM   #2
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Changing the plug is certainly less expensive. It's not a difficult job. Just do it properly and don't get sloppy. Be sure the connections are tight. Don't let loose strands of wire wander to adjacent terminals.

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Old 07-25-2013, 05:16 PM   #3
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If you decide to replace, you might want to look into one of those twist and lock replacements. No more tangled mess of the cord shoved into a small space. I believe you can pick them up for under $100. Amazon, and many other RV stores carry them. But it is a lot cheaper to just change the plug. I did so on my last TT. The ends where getting charred. After that I purchased a 50 amp to 30 amp adapter and all has been well since. Plus it frees up the 30 amp pole connection for additional power!
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:34 PM   #4
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We changed the Male Plug on our cord, no issues since.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:21 AM   #5
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Get rid of your permanently attached cord and go with a shore power inlet and separate cord. The end that plugs into the shore power inlet will be a twist lock. I simply re-used my "permanent" cord when I installed my shore power inlet, all I had to do was install the twist lock on the existing cord. The molded male plug on the cord was OK so I didn't have to change that. No more knotted up cords and I can coil it up neatly and secure it with a velcro tie thingy.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:34 PM   #6
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I agree with the poster about. You can convert your hardwired kit to a detachable system for under $100

Here is one that I used: http://www.amazon.com/Conntek-RV30CV...ds=conntek+CVS

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