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Old 03-12-2014, 06:12 PM   #11
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I've never had an issue with the cord knotting up inside the TT, but it is a bit stiffer to pull out in colder conditions...


However, I have a neighbor who had a detachable cord setup... he had the cord stolen from his driveway parked TT 3 times in 2 years.... those extension cables are worth a lot and they are easy steals....

Just wait, your time to untangle your cord will come.

A pair of whopper choppers and a thief can walk away with a "permanently" attached cord as well, so if the price of copper is high enough people are going to steal your cable whether it's a QD or hard wired style.
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:25 PM   #12
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Sometimes the kit doesn't completely cover the hole. I built mine piece meal and mounted it on a piece of King Starboard. A piece of white cutting board from WalMart would work just as well. Don't forget to seal the edges.



I did the same thing to add a 20A inlet for extra capacity.


Bob I love the idea of the cutting board to seal the edges. I would have never thought of that. Thanks!!
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:30 PM   #13
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What is the benefit of having a detachable power cord such as this over the one that comes with the trailer? Just curious as I'm pretty new and still learning about all of this. Thanks!
I want to do that so I can put my surge guard attached to the trailer and not the power pedestal.
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What is the benefit of having a detachable power cord such as this over the one that comes with the trailer? Just curious as I'm pretty new and still learning about all of this. Thanks!
A few years ago, I was a parts guy at the local RV dealer. About that time the prices for scrap metal including copper were going through the roof.

A few locals who had their campers stored in outdoors or unsecured areas called me looking for replacement cords because their cords had been pulled out, cut off and stolen.

There were two possible solutions to replace the cord:
1- Get a 30 amp extension cord, whack of the female end and hard wire it to the camper like the original.
2- Convert it to a twist plug set-up where the cord can be removed and locked up.
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:22 PM   #15
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What is the benefit of having a detachable power cord such as this over the one that comes with the trailer? Just curious as I'm pretty new and still learning about all of this. Thanks!
No longer need to pull out the mess, or shove it back in. Also, Prevents mice from using the mouse hole as an entry point. They can and will run right up the cord and into the trailer.
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Thanks everyone for the explanations. They all make sense to me!
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I want to do that so I can put my surge guard attached to the trailer and not the power pedestal.
Most of the detachable cords I am familiar with have a twist lock connection to the TT and actual connection is recessed into the socket. The portable SurgeGuard EMS I have isn't twist locked and I wouldn't think that the female end on the EMS will reach the connection point. I am not certain that you would be able to mate the detachable shore power inlet on the TT to your SurgeGuard.
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Most of the detachable cords I am familiar with have a twist lock connection to the TT and actual connection is recessed into the socket. The portable SurgeGuard EMS I have isn't twist locked and I wouldn't think that the female end on the EMS will reach the connection point. I am not certain that you would be able to mate the detachable shore power inlet on the TT to your SurgeGuard.
I didn't think of that!!! Thanks for pointing that out. maybe I will just leave well enough alone. I store my trailer at home so I do not worry about getting the cord stolen while stored.
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