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Old 07-04-2014, 11:41 AM   #15
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"mwwade"......With a Class B like yours, they're always trying to save space. Do as others stated and make a shorter cord.

My Monaco had a power cord reel and it worked well. Occasionally, I had to make sure it was spreading out evenly on the reel. My new coach, has a 50', very flexible cord that rolls in and out without issue.

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Old 07-06-2014, 02:41 PM   #16
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Don't know of this will be of any help to any one, but on my Itasca 35F with 50 amp, I don't have the room to install, nor do I want to spend the money to obtain a power reel. When I first got the unit last year, I did what we called, when I was in outdoor work, giving the cord a "suntan". Parked the RV power cord on the sunny side so it got all day sun and heat exposure. First, I stretched out the cord on the asphalt pavement, being careful to get all the twists from the factory curling it up and storage. I left it out in the sun for the greater part of one of our Las Vegas sunny days. It was hot enough that day that I had to put on gloves to rewind it. Got the wife to help on the first roll up to help feeding the much more supple cord back into it's storage bin, being careful to ensure that each coil was as flat as possible and did not lap up against the walls of the bin. As it cooled, this helps "set" a manageable curl in the cord. Now on each set up, we only pull our just enough to get to the pole, then drag it back and feed it through the enclosure, ensuring we keep the cord reasonably straight. It has worked well enough that on a lot of our stops, my wife will pull the cord so that we can get the a/c on as soon as possible.

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Old 07-06-2014, 08:59 PM   #17
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When winding lay cord straight so it can twist as you roll it up.
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:02 PM   #18
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I just looked them up. Holy cow they better work good at that price!

X2. Yikes.

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Old 07-14-2014, 06:40 AM   #19
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I guess I'm lucky! 30' 50a cord fits and had room for a 50' /50a extension, 4 adapters (30a to 50a, 15a to 30a, 20a twist to 30a, 30a to 15a,), a 110v 15a extension cord, and have room for a little more too. Trailer was originally a 30a, but previous owner didn't like how the cord would get a little warm on these hot Florida days and rewired to 50a power cord. He is a professional electrician for high tension power lines and a perfectionist and goes for overkill on anything he does, so I'm confident it was done right.
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To the OP, I don't know what (if anything ) you ended up doing. I finally, just last week, added a hard wired surge protector and automatic transfer switch. I also cut my original shore power cord, now coming out of the newly installed surge protector, turning it into a pig tail cord, which connects to what is now an extension cord. That eliminated having to run the whole cord through the py-hi hole in the bottom of the compartment. There is plenty of room in the space, but it was a real pain running the cord in and out. I got a chance to use it this past weekend - much better set up.


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