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Old 05-07-2016, 08:29 PM   #1
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Detachable shore power conversion

Has anyone changed out their shore power cord to the detachable style? Today I purchased a Marinco RV Park Power 30 amp power conversion kit on Amazon. The current mouse hole setup is 5 1/4" diameter. I can't find any specs on the Marinco website that gives me the diameter of the large adapter.

I am tired of fighting the cord back into the hole.
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Old 05-07-2016, 08:32 PM   #2
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I also want to do this, I believe it is a direct swap so you shouldn't have any issues just taking out the old and putting on the new, this is from researching it, but not seeing one. I have been known to be wrong.
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Has anyone changed out their shore power cord to the detachable style? Today I purchased a Marinco RV Park Power 30 amp power conversion kit on Amazon. The current mouse hole setup is 5 1/4" diameter. I can't find any specs on the Marinco website that gives me the diameter of the large adapter.

I am tired of fighting the cord back into the hole.
I ordered the Marinco kit off Amazon and it came with multiple adapters to cover different size holes. I installed it last year and was very easy. Make sure you have some Butyl tape for proper sealing.
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Old 05-07-2016, 09:07 PM   #4
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I left mine there and cut a new hole for the cord... that way I can run TV cables or solar cables etc into the rig.. very easily.
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Old 05-07-2016, 09:14 PM   #5
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Has anyone changed out their shore power cord to the detachable style?

I am tired of fighting the cord back into the hole.
I converted mine a few years ago, same reason. I built mine from scratch, but now they have better kits you can purchase. I also installed mine so I can either select my 110VAC source from the shore power plug or the TT's inverter. Here is the link to my pictures.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/me...albums564.html

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Old 05-07-2016, 09:26 PM   #6
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This is how I did mine in our White Hawk.

StormPOD: MOD - Making the 30 amp Cord Detachable
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Has anyone changed out their shore power cord to the detachable style? Today I purchased a Marinco RV Park Power 30 amp power conversion kit on Amazon. The current mouse hole setup is 5 1/4" diameter. I can't find any specs on the Marinco website that gives me the diameter of the large adapter.

I am tired of fighting the cord back into the hole.
Not an answer to your question, but...
IIRC, someone on this site shortened their cord to leave it long enough to plug into their generator (I believe). They then turned the part of the cord that was removed into an extension cord and stored that in a compartment.

I'm tired of fighting the cord, too, but leaning toward the 'short cord' idea.
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Has anyone changed out their shore power cord to the detachable style? Today I purchased a Marinco RV Park Power 30 amp power conversion kit on Amazon. The current mouse hole setup is 5 1/4" diameter. I can't find any specs on the Marinco website that gives me the diameter of the large adapter.

I am tired of fighting the cord back into the hole.
Hey Mark-

I installed my Marinco conversion kit last weekend. The large adapter plate matches the 3 holes perfectly. It's an easy mod. Hardest part for me was to get up enough guts to cut that 30 amp cord. All worked out okay and I closed the mouse hole. Make sure you put the butyl tape on the large adaptor.
Next step is to open up the old cord storage area for more internal storage.

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My conversion kit arrived today. Took me about 30 minutes to install this kit. No more fighting the cord and knuckle busting.
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Old 06-06-2017, 06:06 PM   #10
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How about just using a 30a extension cord? Just pull the factory cord out a couple feet and use extension cord to the power? Or is it just better to eliminate the cord all together? I ask because I have an extra 25' cord I can use..
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