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Old 09-07-2014, 10:35 AM   #1
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power cord

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?
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:45 AM   #2
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Before I converted my pull out shore power cable, I would pull it all the way out. I would then untwist it. When I was ready to leave, I started inserting the cable back in using a clockwise twist to the cable (coils up in storage box). After that when you pull the cable out twist in a counter clockwise direction. Worked most of the time. When you get sick and tired of fighting with this, see my album... I have a section with pictures on how to convert to a plug in cable.

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Old 09-07-2014, 11:00 AM   #3
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I don't have any issues with my X17A. Power cord pulls out and easily goes right back in. Love the way it is. I guess I am use to my popup.
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Old 09-07-2014, 11:11 AM   #4
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I don't have any problem with mine and I'm sure it's the same length as I have in my 21' Hybrid.
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Old 09-07-2014, 01:50 PM   #5
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I have this same problem with our 23B. Such a pain if I pull the cord al the way out. I dread the process of getting it back in!
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Old 09-07-2014, 02:06 PM   #6
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Same problem with my X23B. I beat up my fingers every time trying to get it back in. Gonna start wearing gloves.
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Old 09-07-2014, 05:27 PM   #7
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Same problem with my X23B. I beat up my fingers every time trying to get it back in. Gonna start wearing gloves.
Know what you mean....busted knuckles and skinned fingers got old.....gloves go on now every time....was leaving a lot of dried blood back there around that hole!!!!!
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Old 09-07-2014, 05:31 PM   #8
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I just don't get all the anguish with your shore cords.
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Old 09-07-2014, 05:31 PM   #9
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Pretty common. Design Engineers have never camped before! Busted knuckles on my 24 RBS as well. I try to twist it as well, like Mustang65 above. It seems to go in much better when the sun has been shining on the cord, making it a bit more flexible.
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Old 09-07-2014, 05:42 PM   #10
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I bust my knuckles all the time, but I always find the best approach is to pull it all the way out and then feed it back in. You want to try to feed in as much as possible before the cord doubles back on itself inside...you can feel what this happens. I'm pretty good at it now, but still shed some skin every time
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