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Posted: 08/15/20 04:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bob_nestor wrote:

Gjac wrote:

50 amp cords can be stiff in the cold weather, mine is tightly coiled and is not removable so it stays in the genset outlet(no transfer switch) I dry camp most of the time but when I do hook up I keep the coils in place when hooked up then recoil the same way. Coils are 10-12 ins in dia.

They do make extreme cold weather electric cords that remain very flexible even in temps as low as -40. The Oil Industry uses them in Arctic operations. They are expensive, but can be found.

You can make your own with some 6/4 SOOW cable. I got a good deal on 40' of SOOW 6/4 cable and also got a good deal on the ends. We full time Park Host in the PNW so we deal with both heat and cold, this cable stores as easily cold as warm. We store it in a 3 gallon bucket.

In the second picture my hand is for scale not holding the cable down.



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I have a heavy and I mean HEAVY canvas tote bag from Dx Engineering, Alas I no longer see the bag I have in their catalog.

I coil the cord up. Put it in the bag and toss it on the passanger seat of my towed.

Then when I get to a back in site I pull/back in the towed (After unhookign of course) toss the bag out next to the power pedistal. pull out and park the towed and back the Class A in beside the bag and hook up.

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CarnationSailor wrote:

I used to struggle to get my 50-amp cord in and out of my basement storage. (Leaning in and lifting the whole coiled cord was hard on my back.) Then I bought one of these:

Easy Reel Spooler

So much easier now.

That's the one I use, works well.

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Posted: 08/15/20 06:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator


I use a milk crate to coil my 50amp cord up into. Makes it easy to handle and store.

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* This post was edited 08/16/20 06:26pm by chiefneon *

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No more fighting the Anaconda!!

Best investment I ever made:

12V Powered cord reel with (more) flexible 50 amp power cord. Pull out what you need - push button to re-reel.

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surplus pilot helmet and kit bags
$25 and under

19" x 19" for helmet bag with 2 outside pouches

22"L x 12"W x 20"H for flyers kit bag

Or use a cheap nylon or canvas shopping bag.


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I bought two of THESE last summer and I absolutely love them. I have one for the main cord and a second one for the extension. I've never regretted switching to these convenient baskets. I don't bother putting them in the cargo hold. I just put the baskets under the dinette bench beside the rear door so they're easy to reach when we set up and break down camp.

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I’ve now got a MH (class A) with a hardwired 50A cord. I just coil it up and keep it in the electrical compartment. I take out only the length I need and then run it through the access hole. Before that with my 30A TT I would coil it up and put it in the compartment nice and neat.

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I was trying to remember how our Alumascape cord was handled.
I may be wrong but it was hooked to the Fifth wheel in a compartment.
Doesn't matter, if you're younger and more fit than me I would end the task. In the compartment or one next to the plug attachment Install a powered cord reel package, of cord reel and cord. Take aa clean sheet of paper and design a hole to fit the small door and cord end and weather tight cover. Install it and seal it good. Our Mh is antique and still have to drag the cord out through a hole in the bottom of compartment. Not quite enough room for the reel but I bet I can find someone to cure the situation, when time and circumstance arises.
This hauling the cord otu and then a hose and then the sewer hose out connecting them and taking them loose and storing them has gotten old with my back not wanting to cooperate.. Guarantee the next MH will have powered reels for all three! The cord and reel are easily found on the internet or were the little door wit thee cord hole ad rollers and cover and switch will probably have to be part number from a Motorhome but maybe not.
I would gladly give up a bit of storage to get rid of the hassle.

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My cord reel is located under the closet carpet floor for maintenance access.

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