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deltabravo

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Posted: 02/19/19 05:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I can't leave things well enough alone So I added a Marine style shore power cord inlet.

And I also have this so I can use really long heavy gauge extension cords when running small loads in the RV. I don't use it when I plan to run the A/C. Generally I only use it when running my EU2000i for battery charging, or at home.


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The inlet was one of the first things I had done to the clipper and the FoldnRoll. Won't suffer with having to shove a cord into a little hole ever again.


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toedtoes wrote:

The inlet was one of the first things I had done to the clipper and the FoldnRoll. Won't suffer with having to shove a cord into a little hole ever again.


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Posted: 02/19/19 11:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Since the little hole seems to be an issue, I simply made a bigger hole covered by a locking hatch. No need to drag out more heavy power cord than necessary or find yet another place to store one.





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Lynnmor wrote:

Since the little hole seems to be an issue, I simply made a bigger hole covered by a locking hatch. No need to drag out more heavy power cord than necessary or find yet another place to store one.


also a bit of a disincentive to theft of your cord.
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Back in July, I switched to a SmartPlug and have been happy with it:
http://learntorv.com/smartplug-50amp-inlet/


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My FnR had a bigger hole with a door (versus the small round hole in the clipper). It still wasn't enough. The cord would get stuck every time on one corner and I'd spend 10 minutes working to pull it out. I now use that small space for the adapters.

With the clipper, I sometimes take it to work. Now, I can just unplug at the RV end, drop the cord and drive away. Before I would have to leave 10-15 minutes earlier just to deal with the cord.

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Wow! Didn't know they were still using fixed power cables still in 2009.
Yup, using a standard TT power inlet you can get all kinds of adapters to plug in to an extension cable.


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My 2014 Solera had a fixed power cord. Big hatch with plenty of space to wad it up and stuff it in. Its cheaper to hard wire it, so I bet there are still plenty that do it.


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I did that when I had my TT. Originally the cord got stuffed into a hold and was stored under the couch, making it a detachable cord gave me enough space to build a nice drawer under the couch instead. Inside storage was much in need on that TT, and I towed with a full size van so tow vehicle space for the cord was plentiful. One of the best mods I did.

Bonus was when in non-air conditioning usage, I could use a simple adapter to extension cord and not have to lug the heavy shore cable out.


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