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Old 01-04-2016, 05:19 PM   #11
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I got tired of fighting with the cord, especially in the rain so I installed a 30Amp 110VAC receptacle where the cable was stored. Now I just plug and unplug the shore-power cable, coil the cable up and put it in the rear storage area.

So much easier now....

Here is the link to my project.

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We will probably do this when time permits. We just happened to be at the Tucson KOA where my parents work and my dad helped me do the work. Translated: He did the work while it stripped cable and picked tools out of the toolbox for him.
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Old 01-05-2016, 07:56 AM   #12
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Obviously, everyone well understands all this, so we all know that the power cords are best when they are the sealed end versions, with minimal connections, and need to be checked regularly for corrosion and damage. We also all know that some people, none of the forum members of course, don't check their wiring connections and sometimes mis-wire, which can cause a hot skin condition under certain circumstances. We also know that not all cords are equal and that none of us would use a 15 amp extension cord when they needed a 30 amp
cord. We all check our rigs for a hot skin daily and all monitor our voltage and have automatic voltage monitors. And we all took electrical training so we understand electricity, how to use our tools, and our three electrical systems.

The word normally means we are supposed to check and confirm, but not if we don't have time or are bored and this stuff is very simple.
That some folks have done this without issues means some folks have had issues, though mysteriously as electricity is mysterious.

So all is good!
Confused with your post and purpose. Maybe its the sarcasm that I don't follow. In past posts you encourage folks to learn and to become more self sufficient rather than relying on service at dealers. Then when the "Folks" do exactly that, this post implies that most of us are incapable of doing something as simple as cutting off a connector and reconnecting a replacement connector while being careful to follow instructions with the work.

This OP performed a simple and in my mind good modification to address a common problem many of us have with our power cords. Obviously any time you mess with your TT electrical system you must be careful and double check your work, but the same could be said for many of the mods we might consider. Asking for advice on the forum is not only helpful but very wise.
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[QUOTE=Bassdogs;366079]Confused with your post and purpose. QUOTE]

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I'm wondering if wiping the cord with a silicone spray would facilitate deployment?
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Old 01-05-2016, 09:34 AM   #15
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I got tired of fighting with the cord, especially in the rain so I installed a 30Amp 110VAC receptacle where the cable was stored. Now I just plug and unplug the shore-power cable, coil the cable up and put it in the rear storage area.

So much easier now....

Here is the link to my project.

Don
This is similar to what I did. Got it from Amazon, works great and an easier project than I originally thought.
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:14 AM   #16
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Just ordered the replacement male and female plugs from Amazon. Plan to make the mod before our trip in 3 weeks.
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I'm wondering if wiping the cord with a silicone spray would facilitate deployment?
Maybe might help a little, but still w/b fighting tangles and twist. Also biggest problem is with rain and cold weather. Cold weather makes the cable stiff and hard to stuff or to pull out.
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I am looking at an 2016 Eagle brochure and was hoping someone can clarify.

"Power service with detachable Powersmart™ LED shore power cord (30 or 50 amps depending on model)"

What exactly do they mean by detachable?
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This is similar to what I did. Got it from Amazon, works great and an easier project than I originally thought.
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I did the same thing only with a Marinco kit.
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Old 01-05-2016, 04:28 PM   #20
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What exactly do they mean by detachable?
Click on Troutslayer's "Robot Check" link above and it will show a picture. No more stuffing the cord back in. You can store the cord anywhere you want. Tylersdad's way will work just as easy, and cheaper.
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