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Old 08-17-2012, 02:47 PM   #1
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Power cord conversion

We have a 06 301RLS. I have gotten tired of pulling out and then pushing back in the power cord. I ordered one of these and it is sitting at the dealer now. I am going to install next week. Has anyone done this conversion before.

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Old 08-17-2012, 03:23 PM   #2
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Yes, I put one of these on my other trailer. My wife has Multiple Sclerosis, and when she tried to help and pull the cord out, she would loose her balance and fall. They are not hard to put on at all. About the only thing I can add to the pack that you bought is some type of weather proofing, or anything that you might want to use to make sure everything is sealed up tight. The holes will not line up, or they didn't on my Fleetwood unit that I put this on.

Very easy, follow the directions, cut the wires as noted in the instructions, and it will take about an hour or so to do.

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Old 08-18-2012, 06:11 AM   #3
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Thank you for they info and reply.
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If you put a new hole through the wall call Jayco first to figure out where the wall studs are.. I kept the old hole "available" for my High-def TV and satellite internet cables.
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Thanks for the reply. I'm sure it fits in the existing hole. If it requires another hole it can stay in the box. No way I drill a big hole.
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Thanks for the reply. I'm sure it fits in the existing hole. If it requires another hole it can stay in the box. No way I drill a big hole.
No, you don't have to drill another big hole. I think one of the screw holes didn't line up.

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Nice. There are some old posts detailing the install of what I remember to be a marine connector but I see that this one looks to be designed to replace our existing flap. I see where Grumpy had to drill a new screw hole. I'll be interested to see how yours lines up with the existing screw holes.
There is an older post where the existing hole was replaced by a small storage hatch and the new plug relocated to an another exterior wall.

I took a quick read of the install instructions and note they don't say anything about applying sealer. There is another older post by an experienced boater that details applying sealer/bedding to external fixtures. An excellent post as well.
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Well I got the job done. I swear they build the trailer around the junction box.

It was a pretty simple install. The only issue is the ring that screws to the trailer was about an inch smaller than the one I was taking off. The original holes for the screws were right on the edge of the new ring, something I didn't really like. Plus once I got most of the goop removed there were a couple spots where little bits of decal came off.

I spent the better part of a day trying to find something I could use to make a larger ring. The original power cord mount was about 5" in diameter the one supplied in the kit was 4". I didn't find anything so was just going to install as best as I could. Walking around the auto wreckers yesterday morning (I work weekends and put in a couple days a week helping the fellow out when not camping) I came across some small sheets of hard plastic. I made myself a nice 5" circle put the hole in the middle, drilled some screw holes. It looks pretty good if you ask me.

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I don't think Jayco could have done a better job. Looks good to me.
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Thanks. I'm kind of pleased with the way it turned out.
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