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Old 09-17-2014, 11:18 PM   #1
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31 BHS power cord

Power cord actually came out of trailer while driving. Frayed and worn through, plug damaged. How big of a job is it to replace cord? If I do can I make it a 40' with 10 guage Romex and new plug?
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:23 AM   #2
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easy job....get the wire. unhook the old wire from converter. hook new wire up and put male end on. Likely a few videos on google to look at.You can make however long you like. Just remember it has to fit in a certain spot. Extra cord may cause an issue

Make sure the next time you are storing the cable to push one of the prongs of the plug all the way past the notched plastic inside the cover and that the lid is snapped shut. That way it can't go back in or come out. I have done it that way with 1000 of miles with my pup and hybrid and never had it come out
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Old 09-18-2014, 07:07 AM   #3
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Thanks. Can I just use 10g Romex or are we looking at a special wire? Get to converter through outside or am I tearing out the breaker panel?
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Old 09-18-2014, 07:32 AM   #4
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Don't use romex...you would never be able to pull it in and out to use very well.

use 10/3 STW cable.....Camping world has them all done up which would be the cheapest way
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Old 09-18-2014, 07:35 AM   #5
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Thanks..do you know if I can access this from the outside? I also need to replace the flap and outside access..
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Old 09-18-2014, 07:37 AM   #6
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http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...-cord-30/78924
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Old 09-18-2014, 07:47 AM   #7
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You would have to pull the converter out to unhook the wires. Camping world has the hatches as well
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Thanks..we are about to test the "improvise and adapt" theory of fixing stuff in the field..
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:21 AM   #9
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Or since you are already a victim you might just go all in for the mod to remove it. Here is link with great instructions and parts needed.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...ght=power+cord

+1 Agree that using Romex is not a good way to do it and if you want what you had then buy the premade so it's weather tight.
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Thanks. Can I just use 10g Romex or are we looking at a special wire? Get to converter through outside or am I tearing out the breaker panel?
Yeah you do not want to use Romex in this application.
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