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Old 04-05-2012, 08:18 PM   #11
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now you have reason to convert it to a detachable cord so you don't have to wrestle a cold power cord bck through the mouse hole.
I don't understand the advantage of the detachable cord, unless you dry camp. I don't have any problem slipping the power cord back through the "mouse hole". A few times a year I spray a rag with silicone and wipe the cord as I put it away. The cord slides right in.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:00 PM   #12
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The 30a cord is not to bad, the 50a however is tough in cold weather.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:17 PM   #13
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I don't understand the advantage of the detachable cord, unless you dry camp. I don't have any problem slipping the power cord back through the "mouse hole". A few times a year I spray a rag with silicone and wipe the cord as I put it away. The cord slides right in.
I agree, it's not a problem with a 30 amp cord.

50 amp would be a different story.
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:38 AM   #14
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Last spring our 50 amp cord was so stiff I couldn't roll it up. I ended up just throwing it in the back of the truck. I now have a 50 to 30 adapter and will buy a 30 amp cord for our journey back to North Idaho next week or so.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:21 PM   #15
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The 50 amp cord is hard to wrestle with whether it hot or cold.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:10 PM   #16
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I replaced the electrical cord on my Jayco TT immediately with the Marinco twist lock plug. My Jayco TT has an aluminum skin so I made a round aluminum plate that the Marinco socket mounts on. I sure wish Jayco would offer it as an option on their TTs.

No more trying to pull out that 30 ft cord or trying to push it back in during colder weather.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:14 PM   #17
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I don't understand the advantage of the detachable cord, unless you dry camp. I don't have any problem slipping the power cord back through the "mouse hole". A few times a year I spray a rag with silicone and wipe the cord as I put it away. The cord slides right in.
If for no other reason that what you stated the Marinco plug is a good reason.
"Mouse Hole" Anyone that has been aboard ship knows why they have rat guards on the shore lines of ships. In a TT the mice can run right up that cord into your RV and starting eating all the good electrical stuff. Mice love to chew on those wire inside that mouse hole.
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It's not the stuffing the cord in the hole thats the problem. It's trying to pull it back out when there is a huge knot in it. Mine got knotted up once and the shore power plug was installed before the next outing. Best $75 I ever spent, and it looks sweet as heck.
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I don't understand the advantage of the detachable cord, unless you dry camp. I don't have any problem slipping the power cord back through the "mouse hole". A few times a year I spray a rag with silicone and wipe the cord as I put it away. The cord slides right in.
I did the conversion as it is one less place a mouse can use to crawl into the rig. besides it was a PIA pushing that cord through the hole.. (on those few times I was in a campground)
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It's not the stuffing the cord in the hole thats the problem. It's trying to pull it back out when there is a huge knot in it. Mine got knotted up once and the shore power plug was installed before the next outing. Best $75 I ever spent, and it looks sweet as heck.
I've never had my 30 amp cord knot up. If I did, it is easy to access the cord storage area from under the bunk bed.
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