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Old 01-22-2022, 10:55 AM   #1
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Power cord access hole, plug.

The power cord access has the typical screw in travel cover to keep the critters and weather out when not in use. I was wondering what is everyone using to plug the hole when your camping or stored and have the power cord deployed. Iíve always stuffed a rag around the cord but got to thinking someone surely invented a horseshoe foam plug or something by now.
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Power cord access hole, plug.

I use a power cord hatch/cover that has a little sliding door & put Velcro around it for added protection, cut the bottom part off.Click image for larger version

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I use a large pool noodle. Cut a 1Ē slice off the end and trimmed the outer edge to fit the hole. Obviously had to cut an slit to insert the cable but it goes in place quite easily and seals good enough to keep critters out.
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I donít use this. Have seen ads.
http://rvcritterguard.com/

I read awhile ago someone plumbed the tanks drain to the cover inside wet bay. Put sewer hose adapter on bottom and connects sewer hose there. Never need to open that screw cover
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I read awhile ago someone plumbed the tanks drain to the cover inside wet bay. Put sewer hose adapter on bottom and connects sewer hose there. Never need to open that screw cover
I was looking at those also. I have a Nurf ball stuffed in mine currently which really isn't going to stop anything.
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I just made one from 1" rigid foam. 3" Diameter with slot for cord.
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A previous owner made this. Itís upside down in the photo. Probably a bit more work to cut the circles. It could likely be done by cutting a square that would fit in the round opening with another larger square for the top piece. Drill the appropriate size hole(s) and cut it in half, then add a hinge. Iím going to make a second one for a propane line that passes through a basement opening on the patio side for the grill.
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A previous owner made this. Itís upside down in the photo. Probably a bit more work to cut the circles. It could likely be done by cutting a square that would fit in the round opening with another larger square for the top piece. Drill the appropriate size hole(s) and cut it in half, then add a hinge. Iím going to make a second one for a propane line that passes through a basement opening on the patio side for the grill.
Is it rubber or a form of plastic? Appears to of been made with a CNC machine and an interesting idea, might have to draft one out.
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Is it rubber or a form of plastic? Appears to of been made with a CNC machine and an interesting idea, might have to draft one out.
Itís 2 round pieces of plywood glued and nailed together.
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A previous owner made this. Itís upside down in the photo. Probably a bit more work to cut the circles. It could likely be done by cutting a square that would fit in the round opening with another larger square for the top piece. Drill the appropriate size hole(s) and cut it in half, then add a hinge. Iím going to make a second one for a propane line that passes through a basement opening on the patio side for the grill.
Now that has some gears turning in my head.
A couple of appropriate sized hole saws and this could be made in just a few minutes. Simple, I like it.
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While the round looks great, square pieces would work just fine.


Top one larger than the opening, bottom one smaller.
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I use a power cord hatch/cover that has a little sliding door & put Velcro around it for added protection, cut the bottom part off.Attachment 354458
That is the one that came on my coach. I took a jigsaw and cut it out.

That was back in 2004 and I haven't put a cover over it yet...no animal nor dirt problems so far.

Sure made it easier to get the power cord in and out!
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While the round looks great, square pieces would work just fine.


Top one larger than the opening, bottom one smaller.
I agree. A couple of straight cuts and a paddle bit would do the trick. Iíve found that the way the cable hangs can prevent the round plug from sitting flat. I usually set something with a bit of weight on top, which also blocks the smaller extension cord hole. A square would likely sit more securely.
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Another option (one I used) to hold it securely in place irrespective of cord/cable angle is to drill a hole in the pieces. Then have an aluminum bar (any box store) that spans the opening. Use a bolt and wing nut to pull the wood down/bar up. Bomb proof.
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