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Old 09-07-2014, 05:47 PM   #11
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I guess my X17A is designed really well because I have had it in and out multiple times with zero issues. Goes in and out like it is on a reel. I am glad because I prefer the cord the way it is rather than detachable. Uses an area that is not accessible for anything else instead of taking up valuable storage space elsewhere plus the biggie is there is never a chance I leave the cord at home. Which can easily happen when in a rush.
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Old 09-07-2014, 06:06 PM   #12
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I pull the cord all the way out each time, but when i feed it back in no problem , i mean you are shoving a fairly large cord into a small space so it can be a bit of a struggle just my two
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Old 09-07-2014, 09:53 PM   #13
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2014 x20e.
I swear it takes me longer to get that stupid cord into that hole than it does to set up the whole camper.
I usually pull and push it all the way out and in at least twice.
I'm going to ask my dealer about it when I bring her in end of season.
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We have a 23B, our 4th Jayco. The shore power cord is harder to store on this model than the others. I'm guessing it's the compartment size.

I asked for advice on this forum a couple of weeks ago on how to retrofit to make the cable removable (plug-in). That's the reason.

And there is some good advice available on this forum.
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:56 AM   #15
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2014 x20e.
I swear it takes me longer to get that stupid cord into that hole than it does to set up the whole camper.
I usually pull and push it all the way out and in at least twice.
I'm going to ask my dealer about it when I bring her in end of season.
... not suggesting you do this, but it would be nice if you could quote and post their response. I'll bet it's at least amusing.
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Old 09-11-2014, 08:11 AM   #16
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We have a x23b and when I try putting the power cord away it's like I run out of room.
I get a little more than half of it in then have to really push and cram. By the time we get down to about 3 ft or so it gets to be a pretty good fight. The last bit ends up curled & kinked. I have already just wrapped it around the bumper.
I called the dealer they just said they didn't know of anyone else having this problem. Lots of help there!
Any ideas?
I really enjoy reading what dealers have to say. When your dealer says no one else has the problem then there are only two possibilities:

1) If no one else has this problem, then something is different with your trailer umbilical and it is not installed properly, or
2) if many people have this problem, there is a design defect.

Either way, your umbilical should usable with less hassle.

Good luck.
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Old 09-14-2014, 12:15 AM   #17
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I noticed this as well on my 23b, problem starts from the first wrap of cord when putting it back in. It wants to fold to the right side if the box which doesn't allow it to get a full length before it folds back over itself. It hits the side wall rather than the back. However if you convince the cord to fold the opposite direction it will allow that first fold over itself to happen in the very back of the compartment which then leaves room for the rest of the cord. No issue since.
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Old 09-14-2014, 02:27 AM   #18
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Shore power cable get even harder to feed back in as the temperatures drop. If you are a fall camper as we are I got tired of feeding back that stiff cable and converted it to a removal cable. There are conversion kits available on line and this was not a difficult task to convert.
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We have a 23B, our 4th Jayco. The shore power cord is harder to store on this model than the others. I'm guessing it's the compartment size.

I asked for advice on this forum a couple of weeks ago on how to retrofit to make the cable removable (plug-in). That's the reason.

And there is some good advice available on this forum.
This would be my guess as well. Each model likely has a somewhat different cord storage compartment dimension and the 23B must have one that is less user friendly.....Has not been an issue on our 28BHS even in cold weather, but I did push the plug end in too far one time and had to get one of my sons to reach in with his small arm and get it.
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:47 AM   #20
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It wouldn't be an easy retrofit for my X17A because I have no way to get in there. Only access points to that empty area is to take the converter out or through the outside port. Thankfully mine has no issues
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