Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-09-2011, 11:13 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Pahrump, NV
Posts: 329
Power Cord Reel Failure -- Again

Went to check on the rig (in storage, plugged in) and found no power.
Culprit is the TDI manual power cord reel. It is intermittent on one power leg. If you move the reel slightly you can see that leg phase in/out on the surge protector. Unfortunately, the loss of pwer for an extended eriod (possibly up to a week) has caused the batteries to run down :-(. FYI - I had (notice the past tense NOW) been leaving the inverter on but could not leave the auto gen start on as it is in enclosed storage.
2 years ago we had the exact same failure and TDI did a free swap out. When I called them about this I found out that they have been acquired by TRC and now I'm waiting to hear back from them.
Even if they offer another swap I'm concerned that the problem is due to an inherent design problem in the mechanism.
Anyone have a recommendation for a replacement reel source?
The details of my experience with this will be tracked on my blog if you're interested in getting details/updates -- An RV Life | Life & Living in our RV
__________________

__________________
2011 Airstream Classic Limited
2011 GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax/Allison
Techie is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-09-2011, 04:13 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
radams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 398
Might be worth checking this out:

USED GLENDINNING CM-7 RLC 50 AMP CABLEMASTER RV / BUS Used RV Parts Repair and Accessories | USED RV POWER CORD REAL | visonerv.com
__________________

__________________
radams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2011, 09:17 PM   #3
Registered User


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3,198
Have you considered just losing the reel?
It's really not too hard to hcoil and uncoil your own power cord.
__________________
JimM68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2011, 09:23 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
4Knights's Avatar
 
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,796
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimM68
Have you considered just losing the reel?
It's really not too hard to hcoil and uncoil your own power cord.
Gotta go with Jim on this one! Even if you had a 50 ft 50amp cord you could roll it up, don't waste any money and be thankful the bad leg didn't start a fire.
Ron
__________________
Ron & Wendy-Kansas
94 Pace Arrow 34 ft
25 yr Army retired 2006
4Knights is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2011, 08:29 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Martind4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Marshfield, WI
Posts: 433
Can't remember the name, but one of the cable takeup designs, coils the cord in a round tub like container. It didn't have any electrical contacts since the cord remained intact and was pulled through two rollers. I saw the display at one of the FMCA rallys. You had to manually pull out the cord and power was used to stow it. It took up a little more floor space since the coil was horizontal.

Hope this helps.
__________________
Denny, Connie & Shadow (former barn cat made good)
2000 Itasca Horizon, Cat 3126B, Freightliner Chassis
Martind4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2011, 11:22 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Anacortes, WA (Stick & Brick)
Posts: 2,623
The slip rings on power cord reels are a major weak point, particularly on outdoor equipment. They have to be exposed to allow contact over the whole circle of travel and if not used frequently, they will oxidize and produce a high-resistance path next time you unroll the cord.

I'd concur with the recommendation to get rid of the reel altogether.
__________________

__________________
Frank Damp -Anacortes, WA,(DW- Eileen)
ex-pat Brits (1968) and ex-RVers.
frankdamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cord reel, power cord



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Reversing the water power reel JohnCamelot Monaco Owner's Forum 3 09-20-2009 10:36 AM
Shore Line power reel arby Monaco Owner's Forum 17 07-06-2009 04:02 PM
Power Reel Compartment jtharley Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 6 07-13-2008 08:29 AM
Power Reel Screw-up itdave Monaco Owner's Forum 5 07-14-2007 10:20 AM
Satellite Radio Power Cord MONTANA RED Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 3 10-16-2005 05:19 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.