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Old 06-18-2014, 02:00 PM   #1
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Power cord issues

I have a 23mbh and I was wondering if there was an easier way to handle the power cord? It seems like all the trailers I have seen just use the method of shoving the power coward I to a little area. When I do this it sometimes does not want to go. I was wondering if anyone knew a solution to this
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:06 PM   #2
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Pull the cord all the way out and check to see if it's twisted,mine can get that way sometimes.
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:09 PM   #3
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...place a slight consistent roll on the cord and "coil" it as you insert it into the box. Works for me....
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x2 on the coiling idea....that is what I do.
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:24 PM   #5
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Yep, coil it clockwise in, counter clockwise out......, works for me.

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I got a kit and switched my cord to a removable one. Pushing a cold cord back in through the small opening was a pain, plus ants can use the power cord as a highway. With a removable cord the plug is sealed. I just roll up the power cord and stow it when traveling
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I bought a 25 foot 30 RV cord and use it all the time instead of messing with stuffing the cord back in. I only pull the main one out a few inches just enough to plug into it. I agree, I would like to get the kit and convert mine too.
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Another tip is to wipe the cord with a clean rag with silicon spray on it. Lightly coating the cord will help it slip over itself when pushing back in. Using this along with the coiling method will help.
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I agree the cord can be a pain,but always pull all the cord out of the well, under full load, WH AC & MICRO the coiled cord will get hot. I am thinking about converting mine to a removable kind. I will try the cord tricks to see if it helps before making the change

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I bought a 25 foot 30 RV cord and use it all the time instead of messing with stuffing the cord back in. I only pull the main one out a few inches just enough to plug into it. I agree, I would like to get the kit and convert mine too.
I think I recall the manual stating the cord should be completely removed from the storage box when ever used for heat reasons. There is a potential for a lot of current to be drawn through the cord and it can get very hot and can cause issues if it's in the box. I always remove the entire cord, and that has helped prevent kinks and after a few uses it seems to develop a memory on how it should recoil in the box.
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