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Old 09-29-2014, 01:18 PM   #1
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Converting to a plug in power cord

Has anybody done or considered converting to a plug in power cord?

The one on my trailer (184BH) is pushed in and out through a hole in the side of the trailer. This is nice in one respect as the cord is always attached to the trailer, but seems a bit cheep and I have broken the little flap a few times pushing the cord in and pulling it out.

I have a few friends that have the equivalent of an extension cord that they just connect to the outside and run over to the outlet. This seems really clean. They keep the cord on one of those roll up things and just unroll what they need when they need it.

It doesn't seem like it would be that hard to convert to but wanted to see if anybody has tackled it before?
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Old 09-29-2014, 01:23 PM   #2
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many posts on here for it. parts at camping world

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...ght=shore+cord
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Old 09-29-2014, 01:56 PM   #3
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many posts on here for it. parts at camping world

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...ght=shore+cord
I searched around but I guess I was using the wrong terms. Thanks for the pointer...
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:39 PM   #4
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I installed a Marinco 30 Amp Park Power Detachable Power Conversion Kit.
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That looks great!
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check out this in the forums albums: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/members/26132-albums564.html
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I did that the pics are somewhere in the mod section..
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Very nice job.
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We recently had a knot in our "push-in" cable, so I can understand why a "plug-in" could be an advantage.

Had to remove outside plate and reach in to free up cable.
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Old 10-02-2014, 02:20 PM   #10
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I have never had any issues dealing with mine. the trick is to twist when putting in or out. It can only ever be a twist in the wire not a knot as the end is always in the doorway.
The fear I have with a disconnecting cord is leaving it behind somewhere.

I guarantee someone has done it at some point in time and that would sure suck
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