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Old 07-28-2014, 07:12 PM   #1
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Power cord replacement

Has anyone had the pleasure of replacing their power cord (30 amp) on a 28 DSBH or similar TT? After the cord enters the camper where does it connect to the terminals and how easy is it to access?
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:21 PM   #2
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I did mine once when I installed my shore power inlet. Find your converter and there should be an access panel somewhere nearby.
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Old 07-29-2014, 03:38 PM   #3
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My power cord was damaged by the tech's at the Dealer. Instead of letting them work some more on it I did it my self. On our 288RLS the power cord was stored in a small cabinet under the rear window along with the water pump.

What I did was to remove the old power cord about 20 feet long. After some measuring and fiddling I installed a new cord that was 40 feet long. I purchased a 50 foot 30 amp cord from Camping World and cut it down. During install I wrapped the power cord with some electrical tape so I know I am 3 feet from the end and to stop pulling.

I hope you find yours in a place that does not require two elbows in your left arm to work on it.


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Old 07-29-2014, 04:45 PM   #4
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If the end is damaged, then cut it off and wire in a new plug end. what is damaged on yours?
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:47 PM   #5
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In my previous camper, the port from which the 30 amp cable came through was in the very rear of the camper. The power converter was about half way towards the front of the camper. The 30 amp cord was hard wired to romex cable in a junction box under the rear bed. Romex cable ran from there to the power converter.

Had I needed to replace the 30 amp cord, I would have only needed to pass it into the port to the junction box, attach the cable restraint on the junction box and use twist nuts to attach it to the romex.
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:48 AM   #6
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It might look like a difficult project but it's not. Like 4X4 said, you might need 2 elbows to get the job done but it's not a brain teaser.
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I really didn't think this would be a difficult project but, never having done it before, I wanted to get a bit more info before starting. I like to have an idea of all the steps before I get committed.

The power converter is on the right side of the camper. The power cord exits the left side of the camper. Does this cord attach to terminals near the left side and then is wired to the converter from there? Curious to know before I open it up. Thanks.
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I just installed a Progressive surge protector on my 284bhs the plug folds into a box under my bathroom sink and then into a junction box. Just look at the spot behind were you store your cable I'm sure you will see a junction box. If I was to change my cord I would probably switch it to the type that you don't have to jam it into the side of camper. I'd get the Hubbell connector type.
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:08 PM   #9
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Now that the project is complete - a little recap. On my 28DSBH there is a junction box inside the rear storage compartment. All I had to do was remove the wooden cover, the cover of the box and then remove the old cord. It feeds through a hole to the cord compartment so I tied a small rope to it to make feeding the new cord easier. Twist the wire caps on the new cord and put everything back together.

Easy project for the average owner if it ever becomes necessary. And I only needed one elbow.
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