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Old 06-23-2010, 10:45 AM   #1
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50 amp plug protective cover???

When I am getting ready to unhook from the electric post, I have a problem. The 50 amp cord is cumbersome and the plug ends up being dragged in the dirt while I coil the cord in the bay. Has anyone come up with something to cover the plug to protect it? Joe
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Just as a thought you might try a "tuppeware type" container. Cut a hole the size of your cord in one side of the container - put the cord through the cutout, the plug in the in the container and then snap the lid back on. I'd be interested to know if this or something similar works for you.
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A leather cover from a golf club (a wood, not a driver) works.

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Old 06-23-2010, 12:54 PM   #4
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1) unplug from the pedestal
2) with plug end in hand, walk it to the coach where you store the cord; cord is now in a U shape
3) roll up the cord as you would otherwise, starting from the coach end of cord & proceeding to the plug end last, wiping it down for dirt, grass, etc. w/the rag you keep handy for that purpose

Now the plug doesn't get dragged around, and you haven't wasted any steps. This is my routine w/a pull-out/electric-reel-in cord reel. Keeping the cord clean is important to not mucking up the cord reel mechanism, but I think a good idea whether you have a cord reel or not.

Ditto w/the hose and hose ends.
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cut off the wire and you've got a protector for your 50 amp plug.

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That's exactly what I do, including the rag part.

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1) unplug from the pedestal
2) with plug end in hand, walk it to the coach where you store the cord; cord is now in a U shape
3) roll up the cord as you would otherwise, starting from the coach end of cord & proceeding to the plug end last, wiping it down for dirt, grass, etc. w/the rag you keep handy for that purpose

Now the plug doesn't get dragged around, and you haven't wasted any steps. This is my routine w/a pull-out/electric-reel-in cord reel. Keeping the cord clean is important to not mucking up the cord reel mechanism, but I think a good idea whether you have a cord reel or not.

Ditto w/the hose and hose ends.
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Never worried about it.> HOwever I do have a small tackle box or tool box that is cut so I can join two extension cords inside it out of the rain.
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1) unplug from the pedestal
2) with plug end in hand, walk it to the coach where you store the cord; cord is now in a U shape
3) roll up the cord as you would otherwise, starting from the coach end of cord & proceeding to the plug end last, wiping it down for dirt, grass, etc. w/the rag you keep handy for that purpose

Now the plug doesn't get dragged around, and you haven't wasted any steps. This is my routine w/a pull-out/electric-reel-in cord reel. Keeping the cord clean is important to not mucking up the cord reel mechanism, but I think a good idea whether you have a cord reel or not.

Ditto w/the hose and hose ends.
I don't have a cord reel, but I wipe down the power cord as I place ii into the electrical compartment.
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That's exactly what I do, including the rag part.
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1) unplug from the pedestal
2) with plug end in hand, walk it to the coach where you store the cord; cord is now in a U shape
3) roll up the cord as you would otherwise, starting from the coach end of cord & proceeding to the plug end last, wiping it down for dirt, grass, etc. w/the rag you keep handy for that purpose

Now the plug doesn't get dragged around, and you haven't wasted any steps. This is my routine w/a pull-out/electric-reel-in cord reel. Keeping the cord clean is important to not mucking up the cord reel mechanism, but I think a good idea whether you have a cord reel or not.

Ditto w/the hose and hose ends.
Me too, another case of great minds thinking alike.
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Thanks for the ideas. Joe
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Me too, another case of great minds thinking alike.
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