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Old 03-09-2016, 08:36 AM   #1
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30 amp power cord conversion

I still haven't taken delivery of my 23RLSW yet, but I'm planning on modifications already.

The 1st in line is the power cord conversion. I would like to hear from anyone who has done this. I've looked on line at some kits and would like your opinion on them.

One is the Marinco Park Power kit, and another is made by Furrion that looks interesting.

Any other suggestions? Doing the work is no issue for me, but would like your thoughts on the quality and how it has held up.

I also plan on a larger TV in the living area, removing the couch(bed) and replacing with 2 recliners or a recliner couch. Because of the couch conversion I have to take out the cord storage box under it, so that's the reason for the power cord conversion.

I've been buying numerous items to add or convert over the last couple of months so I'll be busy doing a lot of work after it's delivered.

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Yes it is a pain in the **!. My solution get 5 or 10 ft. #10 rubber cord (also flexible during the winter) get a male and female 30 amp plug (or 50 amp or whatever the onboard is).
Remove original cord and replace it with the short rubber one with male plug. Now from the original you make an extension cord. Simple and cost effective
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Yes it is a pain in the **!. My solution get 5 or 10 ft. #10 rubber cord (also flexible during the winter) get a male and female 30 amp plug (or 50 amp or whatever the onboard is).
Remove original cord and replace it with the short rubber one with male plug. Now from the original you make an extension cord. Simple and cost effective
Easier and cheaper to just cut the OEM pigtail at 5' [or long enough to tuck under the side of the tt to keep it out of the weather. Install a replacement male on the 5' pigtail and a new female on the section you cut off and you now have a +/- 20 foot extension cord for the price of 2 replacement plugs.

Did this mod on my white hawk last fall and it worked flawlessly on our 4000 mile trip to Texas. Did a lot of moving around which meant several set ups and tear downs so was really nice to just stuff the short pigtail and stow the extension. I left the short pigtail long enough that I could plug it into my Honda 2000 without having to use an extension for quick overnites without hookups. The conversion kits are not necessary.
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I installed the Furrion 30 amp conversion kit last year (thru Amazon) and it works perfectly. One of my smarter mods.
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I installed the Marinco Kit last fall and really like the clean look with the snap shut cover. Easy install. Although I like ALJO & Bassdogs idea, you still have the "mousehole" cover in place.
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troutslayer, TCNASNVILLE, is there any reason for your pick of the brand you chose?


It doesn't look like there is much difference in style or material but I haven't been to physically look at either one.


Did either of you add a hard wired surge protector like a Progressive Industries while you were doing this? Kind of pricey but may be better than hanging 1 off the power panel and worry about theft.


I'm not sure if I will add the surge protector right away or do it later. I have easy access to where the power cord meets the junction box inside the TT so it's not needed right away.


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This is what I did.

http://stormpod.blogspot.com/2016/02...etachable.html

I chose this kit because I liked the adapters.
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troutslayer, TCNASNVILLE, is there any reason for your pick of the brand you chose?


It doesn't look like there is much difference in style or material but I haven't been to physically look at either one.


Did either of you add a hard wired surge protector like a Progressive Industries while you were doing this? Kind of pricey but may be better than hanging 1 off the power panel and worry about theft.


I'm not sure if I will add the surge protector right away or do it later. I have easy access to where the power cord meets the junction box inside the TT so it's not needed right away.


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The only reason I chose the Furrion is because I read results from someone else who installed one. My Progressive surge protector is portable (not hard-wired).
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Stormpod1, I can't access the link you provided. Maybe you can post some pics.


I definitely plan to do the cord conversion, just trying to do the research B4 I buy the kit.


ALJO, bassdogs, I understand your solutions but I prefer to eliminate the mouse hole with the solid mounted plug


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Ok try this
StormPOD: MOD - Making the 30 amp Cord Detachable

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Stormpod1, I can't access the link you provided. Maybe you can post some pics.


I definitely plan to do the cord conversion, just trying to do the research B4 I buy the kit.


ALJO, bassdogs, I understand your solutions but I prefer to eliminate the mouse hole with the solid mounted plug


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