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Old 06-06-2015, 05:06 PM   #1
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OEM Electric power cord replacement

Can someone tell me how hard or easy it is to replace the complete 30 amp power cord on my TT? Specifics help a lot here. Long story short (literally), dealer sold me trailer with burned/spliced, taped cord. (approx. 30+ ft.). They replaced it with a (me not knowing) a BN 25 foot cord. Nice but it is about 8 feet short for my property site. It is a royal PITA to keep dragging my (35') trailer back and forth, so I'm wondering if I can just replace it myself??
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Old 06-06-2015, 06:02 PM   #2
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You can get a 30a extension cord if you don't want to take the other one off and change it. I don't know how hard it is to swap out for a longer cord.
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Old 06-06-2015, 06:45 PM   #3
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Easy way is the extension one can buy at most places that have rv supplies. How hard would depend upon your t/t. Would think mine would take about a hour. Take a panel of box, unhook wire from connection to t/t, pull out remaining old wire, rethread and connect new wire, rebuild box.
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You could probably get a length of 10 gauge SJ cable and put on the appropriate plug end. Then you could have it as long as you want. But you may have to increase the size of your storage box if its longer than stock
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Buy a 30 or 50 foot 30 amp extra heavy duty RV extension cord and cut off the female end, strip back the insulation and wire it in where your present cable goes.
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Old 06-06-2015, 07:46 PM   #6
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I would just get a 25 ft or 50 ft 30 amp extension cord .... That way you always have the extra length if you need it
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Storage as mentioned could be an issue if you install a longer cord. I would go with the extension cord, actually I did go with an extension cord, never know when you may need it.
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Old 06-06-2015, 08:00 PM   #8
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I agree with the extension cord crowd.

If there is no reason to suspect that the replaced cord is substandard, why mess with it?

An extension cord will do what you need and will be available for you should power ever be further away somewhere else. Changing out the existing cord is a one trick pony. It may make it long enough for your present needs, but does nothing if another place is a bit further away.

Unless you are familiar with what the connection access is then fishing wire may be necessary. Fishing the wire might not be a big deal, but plugging in an extension cord is a known fairly simple operation.

Just my 2 pennies.

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Cord

I should have mentioned, I keep my trailer outside at my hunting property all year long, thru the winter as well. I need to make sure there is no chance for moisture, or a bad connection. That is why I am frowning on the extension idea. Thank you tho, for the comments.
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As Rick Danger mentioned I would look into the SJ cable, it would be more flexible and go into the box much easier so you could make it a little longer.
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