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Old 10-08-2015, 05:32 PM   #11
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Does anyone know if switching to a plug in style power cord will void the warranty? I still have a year left.
My guess is that it would void anything to do with the electrical systems. I was contemplating adding an internal EMS and mentioned it to the dealer, who in no uncertain terms told me not to do it until the warranty had expired. There was no benefit to them to tell me this either. Maybe I'm being over-cautious, but sticking with an external EMS for now.
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:58 PM   #12
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Remove the little round hole, cut a 10" square opening and install an access door.
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:48 PM   #13
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My guess is that an RV is treated the same as any vehicle so denial of a warranty claim would need to be directly attributable to the modification and cannot just be dismissed off-hand.

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Old 10-08-2015, 09:13 PM   #14
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Oh yeah

I had this happen once after my DW helped and had stowed it. I try to always pull it all the way out so it will untangle then feed it back in.
My last RV had the twist on power cord and I never like it. I always worried it wasn't connected completely, and then still had to untangle and roll back up afterwards.
There also was a recent post here of one that melted.
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Old 10-09-2015, 07:44 AM   #15
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As an electrician I would go the simple route. Pull the he cord all the way out, cut it off about 4 feet from the trailer and put male and female plugs on the ends. It's pretty cheap and no more problems. I can't see how it would void any warranty if done correctly.
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As an electrician I would go the simple route. Pull the he cord all the way out, cut it off about 4 feet from the trailer and put male and female plugs on the ends. It's pretty cheap and no more problems. I can't see how it would void any warranty if done correctly.
"Done Correctly"

There's the rub. I'm an amateur electrician (I don't get paid, but I do know what I am doing). Most folk don't have a clue beyond having to turn the plug so the blades fit.

The kits for the removable cord include specific color matching instructions. You don't get those when you buy a matching set of twist-lock connectors from the home improvement store.

120VAC @ 30A is a whole lot of electricity. And done wrong, has the potential for electrocutions and/or burned-up property. Where's the warrantee then?
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If it's a big problem I would let the dealer do it. Or an electrician.
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If it's a big problem I would let the dealer do it. Or an electrician.
Good idea. But how does your average RV'er know the difference between a small item they should handle themselves or a big problem that requires professional (or talented amateur) help?

You, as a professional, probably have plenty of experiences where a homeowner tried to do the job and got overwhelmed. Makes your job tougher and cost the homeowner more than if you had be called in first?

I would love to no longer read posts that say, "I get a tingle when I touch my RV. Is that a problem?"

Until then, those of us who understand electricity will have to continue to educate those who don't. (Or at least try and keep the really dull ones safe.)
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As of now I'm out of the forum. I'm tired of making a suggestion and have it turned into a ******* contest.
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Power cord stuck

Hey John. Don't go away. This forum is just a slice of real life. Participate and ignore those who are not positive or encouraging.
Your suggestion is a simple solution to what could be a more complicated and expensive problem.
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