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Old 02-18-2013, 08:57 PM   #1
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30 amp cord

Has any fellow member changed the 30 amp pull out cord over to a plug in type on the trailer end?

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Old 02-19-2013, 06:53 PM   #2
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It sounds like a fairly simple mod, but why would you want to?

We carry a 30' 30-amp extension cord with us for those times when the 20' pull-out cord is not long enough.

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Old 02-23-2013, 08:34 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by SmokeyWren View Post

It sounds like a fairly simple mod, but why would you want to?

We carry a 30' 30-amp extension cord with us for those times when the 20' pull-out cord is not long enough.
Have to agree with this. Having had pull-out cords on my two previous TTs and now a detachable on my 5th wheel, I can't imagine why you'd want to change. The pull-out cords were much easier to stow than having to detach, roll up, bind, and store the detachable cord. Throw in that a would-be thief can't just unhook your cord and take off with it on the pull-out cords and they seem like a better solution to me.

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Old 02-26-2013, 07:25 PM   #4
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It wouldn't be hard. Pick a spot, drill a big hole for a twist lock receptacle, and drill. Just wire from the junction box where the current cord attaches, wire to the receptacle, and have an extra storage bay?
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:33 PM   #5
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If I remember right my old 86 Southwind MH had 1 no ATS, just plug in the power cord or the genny.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:37 PM   #6
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I did and love it. When it is plugged in I don't have to worry about critters climbing the cord and entering my living space. To me it is just as easy to unplug and roll the cord and stow it. Than to push it in the the hole especialy whit it is cool out and the cord is stiff. All I did was remove the old cover and installed the new rv twist lock into the original hole sealed it up and have never looked back.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:00 AM   #7
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86 bigred,
Thats what I was looking at, keeping ants out. I havent had the problem yet, but would like to keep it from happening.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:22 PM   #8
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I'm just guessing here but from your post I get the feeling you might have accidentally yanked the cord off...like driving away and forgetting to un plug. If so, do you have a pix of what's left? There might be some other repair options.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:30 AM   #9
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That would be a sight I was just asking the question seeing the 50 amp set up units plug in. I do not like the idea of having to mess with the cord in cold weather. It gets stiff and makes it hard to push back in at times. The park that we go to has problems with ants. I have been lucky with the ants not getting on the cord and making their way in. Thanks for the reply.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:16 AM   #10
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Yes did it , remember to get the correct voltage and current plug, a nema L5-30 twist lock is the same as the TT30 and the end of your cord, weather tight cap for the box side a end with a gasket seal for the cord end, I also made an extra long one out of so cord because it is a lot more flexible that the plastic factory cord, now on mine the existing hole was to big to mount the recepticale, so I had to mount it to a small square piece of plexiglass, of, when you but the ends remember to get the plug as the female and the recepicale as the male, Incase you dont know, black wire goes to gold screw white wire goes to silver screw and green to green.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:29 PM   #11
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I changed it out on our Cougar 5th wheel. I bought a complete kit from R n R RV in Washington :
Detachable Power Conversion Kit, 30 Amp

Item Number: 19-0422
Wt: 2.65
UPC: 093344309151

SKU: 19-0422

Manufacturer part number: 30ARVKIT

GTIN: 093344309151


Very easy mod. Installed it in no time at all.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:22 AM   #12
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Like Sly Fox, I did the same mod on a previous Jayco. Paid a lot less for the kit though. It's on my list for summer projects, just not sure how high up the list at this point.

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