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mgirardo

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Posted: 02/26/19 07:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our Class C had a lockable door where the fixed power cord was stored. There was a small hole at the bottom of the compartment that the cable went through so the door could stay locked. I would pull the cable out the door to the length I needed, then fished it through the hole. Never had an issue with the power cord getting hung up on anything. The compartment had plenty of room to store the shore power cable, dog bone adapters and coax cables.

Our Hybrid TT and our current TT have detachable cords, I prefer the fixed cord.

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Posted: 03/20/19 09:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I mounted a 3” pvc pipe lengthwise under my 5wheel and just slide my 50 amp power cord in the pipe. Works for me.


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On my dad's camper, that little hole for storing the power cord is a great place for mice to enter the camper. We pulled a big nest out of there. But he still hasn't switched over to a marine style though.

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Posted: 05/22/19 03:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They make this inlet in white too, that's what I'm going to use.


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Posted: 05/23/19 04:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I also went to the Smart Plug & really like the upgrade.

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I had an RV with a fixed cord, a TT with detachable, and my current TT has a fixed. I never had a problem with either system so I never changed to detachable. A removable cord would take up space in my outside storage so I see that as a negative. I don;t like looking in the storage bay for stuff so I keep using the fixed cord.


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ependydad wrote:

Back in July, I switched to a SmartPlug and have been happy with it:
http://learntorv.com/smartplug-50amp-inlet/


IMO if you are going to move to a marine type inlet -the Smart Plug is really the way to go. This is because of the minimal contact surface tension and area of the standard marine twist lock design.

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I don't see the appeal with the detachable cord plugged in on the outside of the RV. I wouldn't be happy with my entire cord laying on the ground outside; seldom have I ever needed the entire length. Mine has a large bay door that is easy to pull out (and return) as much as I need, no more, and it has a small opening at the bottom (against the inside of the door) for the cord to go through.


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4x4van wrote:

Mine has a large bay door that is easy to pull out (and return) as much as I need, no more, and it has a small opening at the bottom (against the inside of the door) for the cord to go through.


Yep, 5th wheels and many large motorcoaches (and higher end TTs) have the utility bay and the access port down below. Those are nice.

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Posted: 05/24/19 04:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

4x4van wrote:

I don't see the appeal with the detachable cord plugged in on the outside of the RV. I wouldn't be happy with my entire cord laying on the ground outside; seldom have I ever needed the entire length.


I removed the detachable and converted it to hard wired for your reasons plus I don't want a troublesome connection in a foamed filled wall.





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