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Old 04-10-2017, 03:50 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Surge protector and those pesky shore cables

well for years I've been just loading the cables extensions and adapters in one basement compartment basically killing that compartment for all else.

I wanted to buy an electric reel until I saw the prices.

I mounted the surge protector under the wood platform (which needed to moved up about 1.5" no big deal)

Had to mount it upside down and flip the LED read out

I then ran the cable towards the exit opening in the floor with two steel clamps to prevent it from pulling in the surge.

I then bought a steel hose hook that worked out real well.

I three adapters which just clip on the wall.

I have 25' extension, tried to mount it to door but it was to weak.

I bolted it to the transfer switch box, all clear behind bolts.

then add a Velcro.

cost under $10 plus the surge protector $239

Another job off the list!
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Don it happened really!!!!!
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Nice Job! Now you have room for more stuff so you can bury the neat cable setup! Let's see, the wife said she needs room for the flamingos......
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I wanted to get a container in there with oil etc.
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That all looks great. I was denied the special for a powered power reel, so I have been thinking of what I could do. Until I get my coach I don't know if I would have room for much.

What type of clips did you use and where did you get the hose hook? Also did you have to put in any reinforcement for the hose hook?
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Awesome, gotta do it too.
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I really like how you put those clips up for the dog bones. Did you just use wood screw fasteners to mount the clips?
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Looks good, now others know what you're talking about. It came out nicer than what I pictured in my mind from your initial verbal description. With that dead air space in the center, you can now mount some stuff to the door, like a paper towel holder or shelf for fluids, like spray cleaners.
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What type of clips did you use and where did you get the hose hook? Also did you have to put in any reinforcement for the hose hook?
I found them in Ace Hardware, the clip come in a 4 pack with wood screws

the hose rack is metal, I used fender washers and 2 #10 1.5" screws, all into a plywood cabinet

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I really like how you put those clips up for the dog bones. Did you just use wood screw fasteners to mount the clips?
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Looks good, now others know what you're talking about. It came out nicer than what I pictured in my mind from your initial verbal description. With that dead air space in the center, you can now mount some stuff to the door, like a paper towel holder or shelf for fluids, like spray cleaners.
the way Newmar makes the doors they only have fiberglass skin on the interior of the doors too flimsy to mount anything.

Would need to mount a 1/8" aluminum plate top to bottom the catch the frame of the door.

need to use the floor of that compartment
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Very nice. I have read where the electric cord reels can be problematic. If mine ever dares to act up my electrical cabinet will look exactly like yours. I have a portable Surge Guard protector and am really fighting not pulling that reel out and going manual. One less thing to worry about. I am torn.
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It looks oh so neat. Darn. Now I have another project to do.
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That looks great. I've got problems with flexibility in my wrists. That cord deals me fits because of it. I sure don't want to spring for cost of a hose reel and this idea provides another alternative. My Progressive is in about the same position as yours so this may work. Thanks for posting.
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