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Old 10-24-2016, 03:20 PM   #1
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Shore power hookup problem

Our new Dutch start has a nice handle on the power cord. It works very well when you disconnect the power cord from the pedestal. Unfortunately, the handle kept me from getting a good connection at this common plastic utility tower. It seems I need a short extension to use in this situation. Any suggestions?

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Old 10-24-2016, 03:23 PM   #2
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Our new Dutch start has a nice handle on the power cord. It works very well when you disconnect the power cord from the pedestal. Unfortunately, the handle kept me from getting a good connection at this common plastic utility tower. It seems I need a short extension to use in this situation. Any suggestions?

Rex
Hello Rex, you might want to look into buying a new plug for your cord without the handle as your plug/wires have come separated from the plug.
Maybe a plug like this with a shorter handle
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Camco-RV-...ellow/29764608

Looks like a KOA pedestal.......
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You should put the handle straight down I think


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Old 10-24-2016, 03:29 PM   #4
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Might try folding the handle back to the cable then connecting to the pedastal.
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:56 PM   #5
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I'm not sure the engineering design of this new type plug is realistic for most situations - though I love the addition of the 'leverage' when pulling down the handle to remove the plug... it looks like what they DIDN'T think of is all of the situations when you have a smaller 'box' when there is something in the way above the plug, such as in your situation.

Unless the 50a receptacle is in an 'open' box, or one without a lid, you have to resort to keeping the handle in the CLOSED position, which defeats much of the benefits of the handle.

It seems that the off-the-shelf Camco brand plug end with a 'handle' is much more appropriate since the handle does not swivel or get in the way of any application.
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Possibly I can fold the handle back. I will try that tomorrow when we arrive at our destination.
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As was earlier posted, you need a new plug since the wires are exposed and subject to damage.
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Rex this might be your first warranty claim. Please replace the cord, don't want you throwing sparks, fire, destruction, shorting out a small city.....
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Until you get the plug wiring resolved get some good electrical tape and wrap up exposed wires so no moisture gets inside that plug.
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You should put the handle straight down I think


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Yes that should do the trick!
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The plug is designed to be used with the handle folded down on top of the plug. With the handle in that position It does not require any additional room in the box. Lift the handle only to remove the plug from the socket.


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Yeah, um, fold it straight down. Also, look into replacing it. It looks pretty nasty.
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There are no exposed wires.
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I agree, if you zoom in on the original pic there appears to be a sticker that has pealed back on the edges.


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