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Old 01-05-2016, 05:21 PM   #21
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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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This is our next step. Thanks for posting the link.
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Old 01-05-2016, 05:30 PM   #22
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I plan to do the 'short cord' initially (early this year) and later change to a detachable cord like the 'Marinco' or some other version. I'm delaying the detachable cord mod because I plan to modify the inside cord storage 'doghouse' for a built-in EMS or ?? or remove the doghouse completely for more floor space under our big rear window.
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Old 01-05-2016, 06:49 PM   #23
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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?
You get a chord that you push on, twist to lock, and then a locking ring to hold it in place on the trailer. My 2006 Sandpiper had one like this.
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Old 01-08-2016, 12:08 PM   #24
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This is our next step. Thanks for posting the link.
Your original post motivated me to complete this same modification. Ordered the 2 terminals from Amazon for about $22 and did the actual conversion this AM. Took about 1 1/2 hours because my 68 year old fingers function more like thumbs and to respect the cautions noted by others, I took my time to do everything right. Checked the polarity inside after completing the mod and all is GOOD.

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Checked the polarity inside after completing the mod and all is GOOD.
How do you check polarity?
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Old 01-08-2016, 01:43 PM   #26
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Your original post motivated me to complete this same modification. Ordered the 2 terminals from Amazon for about $22 and did the actual conversion this AM. Took about 1 1/2 hours because my 68 year old fingers function more like thumbs and to respect the cautions noted by others, I took my time to do everything right. Checked the polarity inside after completing the mod and all is GOOD.



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Excellent! Glad it worked out for you. It's cut our breakdown and setup times considerably and has decreased the stress levels immeasurably. There was always that worry in the back of my mind about not being able to get the cord back in.
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Old 01-08-2016, 04:13 PM   #27
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How do you check polarity?
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Used a polarity check device that you plug into a socket and if you get 2 yellow lights [no red] you're good. Can get them for 2 or 3 bucks at any hdwr store. I knew the polarity was correct before I did the modification. Good to check all your outlets to make sure all of them are wired correctly.

The new connectors were well marked and all you have to do is match black to black and white to white and green to green. Hard to mess it up if you take your time and watch what you are doing.
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Old 06-29-2016, 04:16 PM   #28
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this is my modification,
I used a 2gang plastic box cover, then with my hole saw cut to size
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Did exact same mod last fall for exactly the same reason. Cost is maybe $25 for the 2 connectors on Amazon. Takes a little doing to get the heavy gauge wire onto the screws in the connectors but not really hard to do.

I can plug in the Honda 2000 using the short cord for an over nite stop.

There is no safety issue with this mod, since what you end up with is exactly what the TT came from the factory with, just shorter.
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Old 06-29-2016, 09:25 PM   #30
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Plan on this for a future project. Actually planning on going crazy and taking the box out that right now stores the cord. Then I'm going to figure out my furniture options. Would like to put in something that will clear the slide but is either theater seating or a small sofa or a single recliner.
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