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Old 03-15-2014, 12:16 AM   #1
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Power cord locking ring

Somehow the ring that locks the power cord to the motorhome cracked. I suspect one of the kids either cross threading it or yanking on the cord to move it. Anyhow, can just the ring be replaced? I fear that the ring won't fit over the head of the cord on the other end in order to slide it down to the end that plugs into the coach. I'd hate to have to replace the whole head as the connections are probably not as good as the factory and not as watertight. If I can't replace it with a standard locking ring i wonder if someone makes a two piece that could be put around the head and bolted together. Any info would be appreciated
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:47 AM   #2
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I would not worry about it. I doubt it will fall off. We never take the time to twist them on in the shop and we trip over them and have never seen one give a problem. Also doubt you can get just the ring.
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We never use ours--always wondered why it there.
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:42 AM   #4
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The outlet twist locks onto the inlet but the connection is not water tight, the locking ring is there to hold the weather boot to the inlet so as to make it water resistant, After all it is a Marinco designed for marine use.

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You will have to find a dealer that sells just the rings though, Marinco may be able to help with that, do not know.
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The outlet twist locks onto the inlet but the connection is not water tight, the locking ring is there to hold the weather boot to the inlet so as to make it water resistant, After all it is a Marinco designed for marine use. Collars and Rings | Marinco | Marinco You will have to find a dealer that sells just the rings though, Marinco may be able to help with that, do not know.
Good info. Now I know why the ring there. Probably start using it when outside the barn. Thanks. Russell
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I broke one on our 5th wheel and opted to Goop it, cheaper than a new one and worked for years.

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Yes, Yes you can buy them by themselves and there not that bad to put on.
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I was considering cutting mine off for it is a pain to get threaded in the dark. The tangs twist a little which lock them in place by them selves. We are not on a boat. I do not see how they will come off without surgery on the the cable end.
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The problem is that the inlet for the coach is in a storage compartment and mounted on the roof of that compartment. Meaning, when the cord is attached it is hanging from the roof of the compartment. I little shake and the weight of the cord unplug it . The locking ring is threaded unlike some that just require a quarter turn, this one takes quite a few turns to tighten it up. If I remember correctly, the Marino are the quarter turn type.
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Mojo your memory is half right.. Marinco makes both the "Quick" type amd the threaded type.

The inlet will accept either locking ring, I prefer the threaded myself.
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So, am I going to have to cut the end off it to get a new one on there?
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:08 PM   #13
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Can you fix the crack. Heat a screwdriver tip and press it on the plastic to "weld" the crack. Or use a strip of fiberglass and epoxy , overlaid on the "crack". Or do both....
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Mine popped off one day and I pushed it right back on. No problem, no cracks either. Try Amazon. I think they had just the rings...
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